Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Blog Posts by Nadia Rasul

Photo(s) of the Day: World AIDS Day in Asia

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The following photos are from events across Asia commemorating World AIDS Day on December 1, 2011.

Photo of the Day: Rainy Night in Patong, Thailand

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A bright rainy night in Patong, Thailand, November 13, 2011. (samparadise /Flickr)

Challenges for Pakistan's New Ambassador to the US

Then-Pakistani Information Minister Sherry Rehman briefs media representatives in Islamabad in 2008. Rehman was named Pakistan's Ambassador to the U.S. on Nov. 23, 2011. (Farooq Naeem/AFP/Getty Images)
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Pakistan has appointed former Minister for Information Sherry Rehman as its new ambassador to the United States, following a controversy surrounding a mysterious memo that forced the country's previous representative, Ambassador Husain Haqqani, to resign. Asia Society's experts believe that the new ambassador will be facing tough challenges in Washington.

Photo of the Day: Traveling Tent Cinema, India

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Amit Madhesiya explores the 60-year-old tradition of itinerant cinema in rural India. Often accompanying religious festivals, the traveling cinema showcases a mix of regional and Bollywood films and sometimes dubbed Hollywood movies. (luccadigitalphotofest /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Bows and Purses, Mongolia

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"Gender relations start early," comments Jeremy Weate on his photo of two young children playing in Mongolia on November 6, 2011. (Jeremy Weate /Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Ronaldo in Iran

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Posters of Portuguese football player Cristiano Ronaldo for sale by the side of a road in Isfahan, Iran, November 5, 2011. (Grumbler /Flickr)

Reshaping Capitalism and Saving the Planet with Chandran Nair

Chandran Nair, author of <i>Consumptionomics</i>.
Business

On two occasions this week Asia Society will be hosting Chandran Nair, Founder and CEO of the Global Institute for Tomorrow (GIFT), for an author talk in which he shares his ideas about constraining consumption.

Photo of the Day: Lake Healing in Avarga Toson, Mongolia

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Mineral water lake in Avarga Toson, about 200 kilometers south of Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia in the Summer 2008. The water and mud from this region are used for treating various illnesses. (Khulan Davaadorj, Asia Society Member)

Interactive Storytelling: Measuring Happiness in Balloons

American artist Jonathan Harris explores Bhutan's philosophy of 'Gross National Happiness' in an interactive website. (Screenshot)
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In Bhutan, people measure quality of life not based on money, but on happiness. So artist Jonathan Harris asked 117 people, 'What makes you happy?' His interactive photo collection is now online.

Photo of the Day: Bathing for the Guinness Record in China

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14,345 people attempted to set a new Guinness World Record as they gathered for a bath at a hot spring in southwest China's Chongqing municipality on October 30, 2011. The former world record was 10,121 people having a hot spring bath at the same time in China's Hubei province. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)