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Fear of the Far Right Torpedoes EU Environmental Policies

Fear of the Far Right Torpedoes EU Environmental Policies

Faced with angry demonstrations from farmers who say EU environmental policies are destroying their ability to make a living, Brussels canceled a plan to reduce agricultural emissions significantly by 2040. The reason: farmers are lending their influence to far-right politicians like Geert Wilders, whose party won the most seats in the last Dutch election.

India’s Bene Israel Food Creates a Fusion of Coconut and Kosher

India’s Bene Israel Food Creates a Fusion of Coconut and Kosher

India’s largest Jewish community, the Bene Israel, hold on to their coastal roots through food and memory. Their cuisine, which draws from Konkan traditions while observing kosher, reveals how it is a marriage of both faith and community.

China’s Picture Book Market Has Exploded, but Is It Fun for Children?

China’s Picture Book Market Has Exploded, but Is It Fun for Children?

As thousands of children’s books are translated into Mandarin, China’s domestic market for young readers is also blossoming. Yet emphasis on traditional Chinese values such as education — both as an aim and as a vehicle to mold model citizens — is perhaps holding the industry back.

Horror Films Help Pakistanis Process Modern-Day Anxieties

Horror Films Help Pakistanis Process Modern-Day Anxieties

In recent times, both Pakistani cinema and TV have been experimenting with horror, trying to address the complexities of living in modern-day Pakistan, such as the rising discourse about feminism, the fear of Western influences, the evolution of the family system, and the role of religion in everyday life.

Ramadan and Eid’s Crescent Wars

Ramadan and Eid’s Crescent Wars

Controversy over how to determine the dates of Ramadan and Eid has long been framed as being about the science of astronomical calculation versus religious traditionalism. Yet this fails to capture the legal heart of the question, and obscures the politics of what I like to call the “Crescent Wars.”