Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Blog Posts by Jeff Tompkins

Interview: 'Assassins' Author Tarun J. Tejpal Exposes India's Gritty Underbelly

Author and journalist Tarun Tejpal talks to an audience during the Kathmandu Literary Jatra in Kathmandu on September 16, 2011. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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"I just wanted to tell the story I wanted to tell — as uncompromisingly as I could," says the author of a savage new novel about India's underclass. Appearing at Asia Society New York this Thursday, October 4.

Interview/Gallery: Innovative New Publisher Readies India for Its Indie Comics Moment

Volumes Two and Three of 'Comix.India,' a black-and-white anthology of alternative comics launched in 2010.
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Artists Bharath Murthy and Kailash Iyer are taking advantage of crowd-sourcing and up-to-the-minute publishing technology to build an Indian audience for alternative comics.

Video: Dueling Takes on 'Dama Dam Mast Qalandar' from Arieb Azhar and Arif Lohar

Arieb Azhar in concert in New York City on July 3, 2012.
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Compare and contrast: Two of Pakistan's veteran performers offer their own takes on a Sufi standby.

Interview: M.A. Farooqi Wrestles with Big Themes, Emerges Triumphant in New Novel

Cover art for 'Between Clay and Dust' (2012) by Musharraf Ali Farooqi. (Aleph Book Company)
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Multitalented Musharraf Ali Farooqi brings an indelible new story to life in his latest novel — and meanwhile resurrects some of South Asia's grandest old stories in his translations.

Asia Society Presents Rare Opportunity to See Chinese Opera, Onstage and Online

Members of the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe perform 'The Monkey King: Journey to the West.'
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A venerable Chinese theatrical tradition comes to New York this weekend for three special performances.

Photos: Streets of Nepal

A man sits with his radio at a home for the elderly on the outskirts of Kathmandu. (Garry Waller)
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Photographer Garry Waller captured everyday life in the streets of Nepal on a recent trip.

Interview: Artist Chitra Ganesh Evokes 'Ghost Effect' of Silent Cinema [Images]

Chitra Ganesh, 'Gopa in the Garden, Prem Sanyas' (2012), charcoal on paper, 141 x 191.8 cm.
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Acclaimed Indian American artist reanimates some of cinema's first female icons in her new works on paper.

Video: Asia Society Audience Gets to Know Sun Yat-Sen — the Life and the Opera

Soprano Fang Tao Jiang on stage at Asia Society New York on May 1, 2012.
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Concert excerpts from a major contemporary opera draw a favorable response from a public radio "Operavore" and an Asia Society audience.

Interview: Translator Motoyuki Shibata on Manga, Murakami and Monkey Business

Motoyuki Shibata at Asia Society New York in December 2010.
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Japan's master translator, a one-man conduit between American and Japanese literature, shares his thoughts on both literary cultures. Shibata appears with a panel of American and Japanese writers at Asia Society New York this Sunday, May 6.

Photo of the Day: Curbside Crowd, Yunnan Province

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They look as if they've seen it all: Roadside scene in Yunnan province, China, on February 16, 2012. (tongxuemenandwomen/Flickr)