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Photo of the Day: Traditional Face Painting in Myanmar

A child of the Rohingya minority group applies a traditional cosmetic paste at an IDP camp in Sittwe, Myanmar on May 18, 2013. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
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A child of the Rohingya minority group applies a traditional cosmetic paste at an IDP camp in Sittwe, Myanmar on May 18, 2013. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)

Poetic Threads: Rebuilding Communities Through Crafts

Hand embroidered textile from Pakistan. (Poetic Threads of Pakistan)
Lifestyle

NEW YORK — This Thursday and Friday, designers Marisa Nicole and Mansoor Badshah of the group Poetic Threads of Pakistan will be at the Asia Society's AsiaStore from 12:30-3:30 pm to talk about traditional textile and jewelry arts of Pakistan.

Video: Fahimda Riaz Brings Down the House at Asia Society

Arts

One of Pakistan's most revered poets slays the crowd at Asia Society's mushaira. 

What's Urdu for Poetry Slam? Mushaira!

Rocking the mic at the Mughal court, circa mid-1800s: Mushaira scene from the film <em>Mirza Ghalib</em> (1954).
Arts

A classical tradition comes to life for one night at the Asia Society New York. 

Photo of the Day: Getting His Goat, Afghan-Style

Lifestyle

Afghan horsemen compete in the traditional game of Buzkashi, the national sport of Afghanistan which means "goat grabbing."

The Tiger Mommy: A Controversial Look at 'Chinese Parenting'

<i>Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother</i> by Amy Chua (Penguin Press, 2011).
Lifestyle

A mother and noted law professor offers her take on "cultural differences."  

Photo of the Day: Goat Grabbing in Kyrgyzstan

Mounted Kyrgyz men play the traditional Central Asian sport Buzkashi or Kok-boru or Oglak Tartis ('goat grabbing'), in Bishkek on November 4, 2010.
Lifestyle

Mounted Kyrgyz men play the traditional Central Asian sport Buzkashi or Kok-boru or Oglak Tartis ('goat grabbing'), in Bishkek on November 4, 2010.