From Italian to Chinese and Afghan to Ethiopian, there are many diverse ethnic restaurants in Washington. Yet, opening a new one with an unfamiliar cuisine can be risky. Seng Luangrath, a former refugee with a passion for cooking, dared to open the first Lao restaurant in the U.S. capital. As VOA's June Soh reports, Thip Khao is thriving. Carol Pearson narrates her report.
Cancer is not just an illness of the body, it also takes a toll on a patient's emotional well-being. To fight feelings of isolation and depression, an organization called the Pablove Foundation created a program that teaches photography to children living with cancer. Through a camera lens, young cancer patients can focus on the beauty in life. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports from a gallery show in Los Angeles where some of these students' pictures are on display.
After strong criticism from students who survived the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and their parents, a video game called "Active Shooter" will not be released on June 6 on "Steam," an online gaming platform. VOA's Jose Pernalete got reaction to the game, and the decision not to release it. Cristina Caicedo Smit narrates his report.
In an attempt to bridge the gap of understanding between different Indian communities, a house in the Indian capital of New Delhi is trying to foster the message of tolerance and peaceful coexistence in a unique manner. The house gives people from different religions and communities the chance to live together as a family for up to six months as a way to promote understanding. VOA's Ritul Joshi reports from New Delhi.