Worldwide Locations

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Blog Posts by Jeff Tompkins

Pulp Fiction, Tamil-Style!

Blood from a skull: cover art for
Arts

South India's wild and wonderful potboilers are finally becoming available in English.

Vishakha Desai: A 'Very Nascent' Relationship Between India and the US

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai.
Policy Elaborating on her earlier Huffington Post opinion piece, Desai characterizes Obama's trip as "very important" for both countries and their respective leaders, for a host of security- and business-related reasons.

The New Face of American Aid

Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), at Asia Society's New York headquarters on August 19, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

The New York Times has just run an enlightening profile of Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the highest-ranking Indian-American ever to serve in the US government.

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