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The Curious Cases of South Asian Politicians

In this screen grab from YouTube, Indian politician Sadhu Yadav speaks at a press conference in Bihar.
Policy Election candidates in India appear to be growing younger and older at considerable speed if their personal details are to be believed, reports the BBC.

New Report Takes on Racist Rhetoric Among US Politicians

Cover of SAALT's report,
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The South Asian Americans Leading Together releases a report tracking racist rhetoric against South Asians in American political discourse since 9/11.

POLICY UPDATE: How Should the U.S. Respond to Burma’s Upcoming Elections?

Votes queue to collect their ballot papers during a demonstration of how to vote in Naypyidaw. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
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In advance of Burma’s elections on 7 November, the first in 20 years, the Asia Society has just released a Burma Task Force Report Update.

Shoes, Complaints Hurled at Former Australian PM

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Former Australian PM John Howard found himself dodging tough questions as well as flying footwear during a live TV broadcast yesterday.

Indian Bill Gates Launches Billion Dollar Endowment Fund

Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro, India, at the Annual Meeting 2009 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 31, 2009. (Image via Wikipedia)
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What does India need to do to diminish the divide between social classes?

'Yellow Peril' Lives on in US Campaign Ads

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Should America really fear China?

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)
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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.

Australia, Asia, and Asylum Seekers

Sri Lankan asylum seekers engage in a hunger strike after their boat broke down on the way to Australia's Christmas Island on October 16, 2009 in Indonesia. (Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)
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Australia faces both fortune, in the form of iron ores and a booming mining industry, and challenges, from illegal immigration from asylum seekers of Asia.

Photo of the Day: Indian Voter Holds ID Card

An Indian voter holds her identity card at a polling station in India's Bihar state on October 21, 2010. (DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images)
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An Indian voter holds her identity card while in a queue at a polling station in Thakurganj village in India's Bihar state on October 21, 2010.

Is India Entering a Period of Darkness?

<i>Such a Long Journey</i> by Rohinton Mistry
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Mumbai University bans Rohinton Mistry's book "Such a Long Journey" after Shiv Sena members predictably protest against its "derogatory" references to them.