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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.

Arun Jaitley: Indian Government Ready to Join APEC

Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) President Kevin Rudd meets with India’s Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on April 7, 2016 at The Growth Net Summit in New Delhi.  (Ananta Center)
Policy

The Indian finance minister affirmed his country's interest in expanding regional trade opportunities during a conversation with Asia Society's Kevin Rudd.

The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit: What to Look For

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Policy

In an AsiaConnect call on Friday, Dr. Gary Samore discussed the role of Asia in preventing nuclear terrorism, containing North Korea, and other subjects.

How Indians Learned to Embrace Natural Skin

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Lifestyle

A campaign against "fairness cream" has transformed traditional standards of beauty in India.

Padma Lakshmi: 'I Finally Don't Care What People Think of Me'

Padma Lakshmi reads an excerpt from her new memoir at Asia Society in New York on Thursday, March 10. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Arts

The model and 'Top Chef' host discussed her candid new memoir at Asia Society Thursday night.

Interview: Padma Lakshmi

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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)