South Asia

Uncover the undiscovered

Forget the narrative of far away beaches and exotic lands, yes South Asia has all this (and elephants, and towering buddhist temples, and a panoply of faiths, ideas and cultures) but what we at Asia Art Tours aim to do is introduce you to narratives of these beautiful lands. We've been taught it's all beaches and massages, but the truly dynamic found here is the culture, art and expression that comes from close contact to Buddhism and strong senses of national identity.

South Asia Articles

June 6, 2021

Art as Survival: Eric Margolis on Kyohei Sakaguchi’s Utopia

I spoke to writer Eric Margolis on his fascinating profile of Kyohei Sakaguchi for The New York Times. Sakaguchi's art and vision is one tied to mental health, sharing the…
May 20, 2021

“Punks not Coups!” – Carolin Hirsch: On Myanmar’s Punks & Their Fight for Freedom

To better understand the current democracy struggle in Myanmar, and how Myanmar's marginalized communities have fought for freedom,  I spoke to scholar Carolin Hirsch on  Myanmar's Punk and Punk Rock…
May 14, 2021

Arun Kundnani: On Racism & Surveillance

To better unpack the legacy of Bush/Obama's counter-terrorism,  I had the great pleasure of speaking to author Arun Kundnani, author of one of my favorite books in recent memory: The…