Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Blog Posts by Jeff Tompkins

Pakistani Artist Takes Paris with 'Perpetual Paradox'

Rashid Rana, <i>Red Carpet 1</i>, 2007. Edition 1/5; C-print + DIASEC H. 95 x W. 135 in. (241.3 x 317.5 cm). Collection of Pallak Seth. Image courtesy of Gallery Chemould and Chattertjee & Lal Mumbai.
Arts

Rashid Rana has just been profiled in the International Herald Tribune for his first solo show in France at the Musée Guimet.

A Literary Look at Pakistan

<i>Granta</i>'s Autumn 2010 cover features specially commissioned artwork by the Karachi-based truck artist Islam Gull.
Arts

Granta magazine's special Pakistan issue goes beyond the usual headlines about terrorism and natural disaster.

Photo of the Day: Young and Patriotic

A boy poses for pictures on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 30, 2010, on the eve of China's National Day.
Lifestyle

A boy poses for pictures on Tiananmen Square in Beijing on September 30, 2010, on the eve of China's National Day.

Author Yiyun Li Named 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Author Yiyun Li at Asia Society New York on February 17, 2009.
Arts Chinese fiction writer Yiyun Li on having been named one of 23 MacArthur Fellows for 2010.

UNGA Week in New York Brings a Visitor from Mongolia

Mongolia Prime Minister Sukhbaatar Batbold at Asia Society New York on September 21, 2010. (Suzanna Finlay/Asia Society)
Business

Asia Society hosted His Excellency Sukhbaatar Batbold, Prime Minister of Mongolia, for an intimate working dinner at its Park Avenue headquarters.

Photo of the Day: Still Keeping an Eye on Things

Chairman Mao's portrait is only partially visible as scaffolding covers Tiananmen Gate during renovations on September 15, 2010, ahead of National Day celebrations.
Lifestyle

Chairman Mao's portrait is only partially visible as scaffolding covers Tiananmen Gate during renovations on September 15, 2010, ahead of National Day celebrations.

Photo of the Day: On Higher Ground, A Vantage Point

Pakistani children living in the town of Faridabad, cut off by surrounding flood waters, climb a tree to watch a navy helicopter evacuating residents to safer ground.
Lifestyle Pakistani children living in the town of Faridabad, cut off by surrounding flood waters, climb a tree to watch a navy helicopter evacuating residents to safer ground

Competing Laurels for Top Chinese Filmmakers

Directors Quentin Tarantino, John Woo, and Tsui Hark pose after the award presentation to Woo at the ceremony for The Golden Lion For Lifetime Achievement award during the 67th Venice Film Festival at the Sala Grande Palazzo Del Cinema on Sept. 3, 2010 in Venice, Italy. (Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Arts In another sign of the pre-eminent position Chinese cinema enjoys in today's global culture, two major Chinese filmmakers have won top international honors in recent days.

Photo of the Day: Ganesha, Bringer of Victory

Statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha
Lifestyle

Young Indian boys walk past a statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha standing among clay models of Spanish footballers ahead of the Ganesha festival.

Video: What Yoga Can Do for You

Lifestyle

The blogosphere is agog this week over a YouTube video documenting the traditional Indian form of gymnastics—make that extreme gymnastics—known as Mallakhamb.