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Pulp Fiction, Tamil-Style!

Blood from a skull: cover art for
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South India's wild and wonderful potboilers are finally becoming available in English.

The Sufi and the Bearded Man

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An unusual, unheard tale of a female, Muslim saint who traveled from the Middle East to seek knowledge and spread Islam in the island-state of Singapore, Siti Maryam's shrine in Singapore was recently bull-dozed despite protests from her followers.

Shifting Sands Make Beautiful Art at AS

Arts Over the weekend Asia Society hosted artist Joe Mangrum as part of the Family Day celebration of the festival of Diwali. Over the course of the afternoon, he created a beautiful rangoli out of colored sand on the floor of the lobby.

Murakami Takes Over Versailles

<i>Flower Matango</i>, a sculpture by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, on view as part of Murakami's exhibition at the Palace of Versailles, outside Paris. (Pierre Verdy/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has roused the ire of a French aristocrat.

In Malaysia, A Film for and by the Online Masses

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A group of independent filmmakers in Malaysia has undertaken a project to produce a completely crowd-sourced movie they have entitled Your Grandfather's Road.

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

The Musical History of Pakistan

Pakistani female students enjoy the performance of the band Overload during a concert in Kinnaird women's college in Lahore on Feb. 6, 2010. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)
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A fan's tour through seven decades of musical tradition... with video.

Asia Society Experts Featured in New PBS Series on World Art

Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai is featured on the new PBS program <i>Art Through Time: A Global View</i>.
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TV series that looks at works of art from around the world and explores ways people throughout history have visually articulated their basic political, spiritual, and social values.

Asia's Prestigious Film Festival Opens

Tourists visit PIFF Plaza, a venue of the 15th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF) October 7, 2010 in Busan, South Korea. The festival showcases 307 films from 67 countries and runs from October 7-15. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)
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The fifteenth Pusan International Film Festival opened on Thursday night in Busan, a city in southeast Korea.

A Literary Look at Pakistan

<i>Granta</i>'s Autumn 2010 cover features specially commissioned artwork by the Karachi-based truck artist Islam Gull.
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Granta magazine's special Pakistan issue goes beyond the usual headlines about terrorism and natural disaster.