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Book Excerpt: 'Discontent and Its Civilizations' by Mohsin Hamid

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"The idea that we fall into civilizations, plural, is merely a politically convenient myth," writes Moshin Hamid in the title essay of his new collection. Author talk at Asia Society New York on February 23.

Video: Kevin Rudd on India's 'Encouraging' Stance on Climate Change

ASPI President Kevin Rudd and
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Interviewed in Delhi, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd said, “What is very encouraging … is the language which we saw emerge from Prime Minister Modi, during President Obama’s visit, about India wanting to see a global agreement in Paris.”

Interview: Mohsin Hamid Traces 'Discontent' Across Cultures in Globe-Trotting New Collection

Author Mohsin Hamid at an Asia Society India Centre dinner in Mumbai on Dec. 2, 2011. (Asia Society India Centre)
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"There are writers in Pakistan who are far braver than I am," says the acclaimed novelist, ahead of his February 23 talk at Asia Society New York.

Interview: Singer-Composer Finds the 'Sublime' in Straying Beyond Musical Boundaries

Kiran Ahluwalia. (Sahiba Kaur Chawla)
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Ahead of her February 21 Robert Browning and Asia Society concert, virtual one-woman musical genre Kiran Ahluwalia discusses influences, inspirations, and the unforgettable experience of shooting a music video on the Ganges River.

Watch: Five of Charlie Rose's Top Interviews on Asia

Television journalist Charlie Rose holds the Peabody Award he won for his
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Ahead of the veteran TV journalist's February 17 Asia Society conversation with Kevin Rudd on Asia's future, Asia Blog compiles some of his most memorable interviews with major Asian figures.

Interview: Pakistani Performer Uncovers Comedy in Taboos, Cultural Crossover

Nadia Parvez. (Leslie Van Stelten)
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The creator of a riotous one-woman play about Pakistanis navigating their way through Western society acknowledges her success but adds, "My story is just one — more stories are needed."

Photo of the Day: Great Rings of Fire in Sri Lanka

A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr)
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A fire dancer twirls double rings flames during the Navam Perahera Festival in Colombo, Sri Lanka on February 2, 2015. (Nazly Ahmed/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Riding Through the First Snow of Winter in Afghanistan

An man rides his horse cart along the street as snow falls in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 25, 2015. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
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An man rides his horse cart along the street as snow falls in Kabul, Afghanistan on January 25, 2015. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: To Bright To Hide in India

A strawberry finch stands out like a beacon amidst green shrubbery in Gujrat, India on January 10, 2015. (Santanu Sen/Flickr)
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A strawberry finch stands out like a beacon amidst green shrubbery in Gujrat, India on January 10, 2015. (Santanu Sen/Flickr)

The Obama-Modi Summit: Experts Outline Predictions and To-Do Lists

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) makes a statement to the press as U.S. President Barack Obama listens after a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on September 30, 2014. (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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With a host of issues in play, what should the two leaders work on? Nine India analysts shared their takes, which had much in common but also traced a wide range of possible outcomes from the summit.