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Interview: Nuanced Documentary 'Powerless' Illuminates India's Energy Crisis

Loha Singh risks his life to connect electrical wires to redirect energy to the underprivileged. (Powerless Film)
Multimedia

Robin Hood takes the form of a 28-year-old electrician in Kanpur, India, stealing electricity from the rich to give to the poor. Director Fahad Mustafa sheds light on the story and the risks taken in pursuit of energy equality.

Photos: Bangalore Photographer Rakesh JV Captures Everyday Dynamism

Brothers enjoying each other's company in Triplicane, Tamil Nadu. (Rakesh Vijayan)
Arts

Face by face, part-time street photographer Rakesh JV is producing an indelible portrait gallery of his fellow Indians.

Gothamist's Jen Chung on Mourning the Intimacy of New York's Blog Scene

Jen Chung, co-founder of Gothamist.
Lifestyle

One of New York's original city bloggers talks about being called "gook" in high school, her favorite websites and restaurants — and pandas, of course!

Video: Watch Chef Simpson Wong Cook His Famous Lobster Egg Foo Young

Chef Simpson Wong's Lobster Egg Foo Young, named one of the top eight dishes by The New York Times in 2012. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
Food & RecipesMultimedia

Step into the kitchen with New York-based Malaysian chef Simpson Wong and learn the inspiration behind his "Asian locavore" restaurant Wong.

Multimedia: 'Ramen Dreams' Chef Picks His Five Best Ramen Joints in United States

Chicken-based tori paitan broth at Totto Ramen in New York, N.Y. (Keizo Shimamoto)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

A ramen fanatic who consumes an estimated 600 bowls a year, the subject of Michael McAteer's award-winning short film, names his favorite ramen spots in America.

Listen: 'I Sing Beijing' Makes Opera a Universal Language

A scene from the 'I Sing Beijing' highlights video. (YouTube)
Arts An international arts collaboration that bridges Brazil to Beijing and beyond, is now coming to New York.

Ambassador Locke: US 'Not Trying to Contain China'

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke (R) in conversation with George Stephanopoulos (C), of ABC News, and Orville Schell, Director of Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations at Asia Society in New York on December 17, 2012. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)

U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke joined ABC News' George Stephanopoulos and Asia Society's Orville Schell in a wide ranging discussion on U.S.-China relations Monday night in New York.

What Questions Do You Have for the US Ambassador to China? #AskAmbLocke

Policy

On Monday, December 17, at 5 p.m. ET, Asia Society will launch its Asia: Beyond the Headlines discussion series with U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, who will be joined on our New York stage by George Stephanopoulos, of ABC News, and Asia Society's own Orville Schell.

Summers: 'Disastrous' Fiscal Cliff Scenario Threatens U.S. Prestige, Security Worldwide

Lawrence H. Summers onstage at Asia Society New York on December 5, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Business

Former Harvard President and U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers sizes up the chances for a deal in Washington — and also gives his version of the events depicted in The Social Network.

December Events You Won't Want to Miss at Asia Society

Clockwise, from top left: Larry Summers, Samuel J. Locklear III, Thaksin Shinawatra, Gary Locke, George Stephanopoulos, Orville Schell, and Margaret Chan.
Policy

December at Asia Society is shaping up to be quite a month, with A-list events across our global network. From policy to business to security to health, some of the biggest names in their respective fields will speak to Asia Society audiences in New York, Hong Kong, and Washington, D.C.