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Against Nepal's mountainous skyline, multicolored residencies populate the land. (Eugene Kaspersky/Flickr)

Interview: Modi's India Could Be a 'Less Caring Society,' Says Stanford Scholar

Current Affairs

In Narendra Modi's India, argues Stanford Professor Thomas Blom Hansen, "structural violence" may replace "open violence" toward Muslims and other minorities. Hansen participates in an Asia Society Northern California panel on Modi's India later today.

Photo of the Day: A Medley of Colorful Umbrellas in Laos

Traditional, colorful, oil-paper umbrellas clustered like flowers in Luang Prabang, Laos on May 10, 2014. (Attila Terbócs/ Flickr)
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Traditional, colorful, oil-paper umbrellas clustered like flowers in Luang Prabang, Laos on May 10, 2014. (Attila Terbócs/ Flickr)

Watch: Iranian American Artist Brings Painting to Life in Mesmerizing Animation

'Shiva Ahmadi: Lotus' is on display at Asia Society Museum in New York City through August 3, 2014.
Arts

Shiva Ahmadi offers insights into her animation Lotus, now on view at Asia Society Museum, expanding on the work's political undertones, stylistic inspirations, and the physical process of production.

Photo of the Day: A Long Trek in India

A large group of people trek carrying personal belongings through Ladakh, India on July 10, 2014. (Christopher Michel/ Flickr)
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A large group of people trek carrying personal belongings through Ladakh, India on July 10, 2014. (Christopher Michel/Flickr)

Photos: For Kazakh Herdsmen, Epic Cross-Desert Migration is Annual Rite of Summer

A camel loaded with the possessions of its nomadic owners looks off into the distance in China's Xinjiang province on June 6, 2014. (Xiaolu Chu/Getty Images)
Multimedia

In pictures: Kazakh herdsmen signal the arrival of summer via their annual epic migration through the Gobi Desert.

Photo of the Day: China's Furry National Treasure

This giant panda, native to south central China, strolls through a park in Chengdu province, China on May 27, 2014.
Multimedia

This giant panda, native to south central China, strolls through a park in Chengdu province, China on May 27, 2014. (Andrew and Annemarie/Flickr)

John Kerry + Guitar + China's Great Hall of the People = Smart Diplomacy

Education

The merger of the U.S.–China Consultation on People-to-people Exchange with the Strategic and Economic Dialogue makes perfect sense, writes Asia Society's Jeff Wang.

Before His Detainment Today, Jose Antonio Vargas on Why 'the Media Has Largely Failed' Undocumented Immigrants

Immigration reform activist Jose Antonio Vargas appeared onstage at Asia Society New York following a screening of his film
Current Affairs

As talks on Capitol Hill to overhaul the immigration system have fizzled out in recent months, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and activist Jose Antonio Vargas has embarked on a mission to educate the American public about its surging immigrant population and the cracks within its immigration laws.

Interview: How Mapping Can Help Cities Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters

Tacloban city was the worst hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. (Marcel Crozet/ILO)
Current AffairsSustainability

Crisis management expert Celina Agaton provides an update on urban recovery efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and offers a potentially life-saving prediction.

Photo of the Day: Schoolboys in India

Three school boys walk and talk on a street in Nagore, India on May 1, 2014. (Nagoor Dargah/Flickr)
Multimedia

Three schoolboys walk and talk on a street in Nagore, India on May 1, 2014. (Nagoor Dargah/Flickr)