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Video: Ajay Piramal Wants to Bring Fine Art to the Masses

Current Affairs

"We are so busy in our lives to make money that we forget art."

Nepal Earthquake, One Year Later: 'We Are Still Being Reminded That It's Not Over'

Pedestrians walking by earthquake-damaged buildings in Durbar Square in Kathmandu on April 23, 2016. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A slow rebuilding process, government turmoil, and aftershocks serve as constant reminders of the earthquake that struck one year ago.

George Soros: 'Eerie Resemblance' Between China Now and Pre-Financial Crisis U.S.

George Soros speaks at Asia Society in New York on April 20, 2016. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Financial Times journalists and the billionaire investor note warning signs of an impending Chinese hard landing. 

Ajay Piramal: Five Lessons in the Life of 'India's Warren Buffett'

Ajay Piramal is one of India's wealthiest and most successful businessmen. (Richter Frank-Jurgen/Flickr)
BusinessCurrent Affairs

Humility, faith, and a willingness to make mistakes has turned Piramal into one of India's most successful business people.

India Finance Minister Bullish on Country's Economic Prospects

India Finance Minister Arun Jaitley delivers an address at Asia Society New York on Monday, in a program that also featured Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Arun Kumar Sing, CII President Naushad Forbes, and Secretary of the Department of Economic Affairs in the Indian Ministry of Finance Shaktikanta Das. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Policy

In an appearance at Asia Society New York, Arun Jaitley addressed challenges to India's economy but maintained his optimism that rapid growth will continue.

For Classic Japanese Theater Form Kyogen, 'Tradition Is Not Fixed'

Kyogen master Nomura Manzo IX performs his craft which he learned from his father and grandfather.
Arts

Japanese Kyogen is a rare form of classic theater that lends itself well to modern interpretation while still maintaining its 600 year-old spirit.

Why Jack Ma Is More Forrest Gump Than Steve Jobs

Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba is one of the world's most successful businessmen. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

From failed college exams to filing for an IPO, 'Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built' details the famous businessman's rise to the top.

Dragons, Worms, and Why China's Slowdown Is 'No Reason to Panic'

Asian Development Bank Chief Economist Shang-Jin Wei speaks at Asia Society in New York on April 8, 2016. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The Asian Development Bank's chief economist says China's growth slowdown is to be expected, but there are a few things it should do to increase productivity.

From 'Degenerate' Fears to Cult Violence: How an Ancient Buddhist Belief Impacted Japan Across Eight Centuries

An Aum Shinrikyo follower meditates before portraits of leader Shoko Asahara and his two sons posted on an altar at a seminary of a Tokyo building on August 11, 1999. (Toru Yamanaka/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

A widely held belief in Kamakura era Japan of a sick and degenerating world was reinterpreted by a violent doomsday cult eight centuries later.

#TBT: After Half a Century, Shinto Deity Returns to Asia Society Museum

The U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and her husband Edwin Schlossberg view The Shinto Deity Hachiman in the Guise of a Buddhist Monk, on loan from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, at the opening of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan, February 2016. (Elena Olivo/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

For "Throwback Thursday," we reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's 60-year history. This week: A Kamakura period Japanese sculpture on display twice at Asia Society, 56 years apart.