2 Arrested in Hong Kong After Dousing Police With Water Guns

Songkran, a traditional Thai festival, often involves splashing and squirting. But the continuing crackdowns on all forms of dissent in Hong Kong made things different this year. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/13/world/asia/hong-kong-songkran-water-arrests.html Tiffany May Original Source: NY Times >>

Welcoming a New Year at an Ancient Festival in Pakistan

Chawmos, a festival of Pakistan’s tiny Kalash community, is a portrait in contrasts: solemn ritual and joyous dancing, gender segregation and public flirtation, togetherness and isolation. NYTimes New Year’s Eve https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/27/world/asia/pakistan-kalash-chawmos.html Rebecca Conway Original Source: NY Times >>