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Interview: Padma Lakshmi

(Inez & Vinoodh/Courtesy of HarperCollins)
Current Affairs

The model, actress, and television host talks about the healing powers of food — and what Asian foods we should all be eating.

Asia Society Policy Institute: It's Time for India to Join APEC

Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd speaks at the release event for ASPI's new report recommending India's inclusion in APEC at the Embassy of India in Washington, D.C. (Daryl Morini/Asia Society)
Policy

Kevin Rudd, ASPI's president, said the country's inclusion would be "good for India, good for APEC, good for the region, and good for the world."

Treatment of Asians at the Oscars: 'Antithesis of Progress'

Children represent accountants from PricewaterhouseCoopers on stage at the 88th Oscars on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

A segment resurfacing Asian stereotypes obscures an equally troubling problem: the lack of good roles in Hollywood.

Kevin Rudd: How to Bring India's Growth Online

Visitors walk past one of the pavilions of the 'Make in India Week' in Mumbai on February 14, 2016. Over 190 companies, and 5,000 delegates from 60 countries, are taking part in the first 'Make in India' week held in Mumbai from February 13-18. (Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In a new op-ed, the president of the Asia Society Policy Institute calls for the country to join APEC.

Photo of the Day: Tickell's Blue Flycatcher in India

Tickell's blue flycatcher — a small bird with blue feathers — perched on a branch in Karnataka, India on February 6, 2016. (ruben alexander/Flickr)
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Tickell's blue flycatcher — a small bird with blue feathers — perched on a branch in Karnataka, India on February 6, 2016. (ruben alexander/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Magnificent Temple in India

A majestic temple with intricate carvings in Tamil Nadu, India on January 22, 2016. (Aravindan Ganesan/Flickr)
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A majestic temple with intricate carvings in Tamil Nadu, India on January 22, 2016. (Aravindan Ganesan/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Marble Magnificence in India

Crowds of people explore the Taj Mahal in Agra, India on January 26, 2016. (Hadi Zaher/Flickr)
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Crowds of people explore the Taj Mahal in Agra, India on January 26, 2016. (Hadi Zaher/Flickr)

#TBT: In 2007, 'Kinsmen' Redefine Jazz

Rudresh Mahanthappa (L) and Kadri Gopalnath perform at Asia Society in New York in November 2007. (La Frances Hui/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when saxophonists of different backgrounds pulled together elements of Indian Carnatic music and American jazz.

Photo of the Day: At the Zoo in India

A group of elephants walk around at the zoo in Mysore, India on December 21, 2015. (Yair Aronshtam/Flickr)
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A group of elephants walk around at the zoo in Mysore, India on December 21, 2015. (Yair Aronshtam/Flickr)

Asia Society's Most Popular YouTube Videos in 2015

A look back at Asia Society's most popular videos in 2015 shows India dominating the viewership.
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One thing is clear from looking back at Asia Society's most popular 2015 videos: India clips won the year. What were your favorite videos?