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Asia Society India Centre Offers Spectacular Art Getaway at 2013 Sharjah Biennial

Wael Shawky's
Arts

This weekend, Asia Society India Centre is offering exclusive, in-depth access to the Sharjah Biennial, one of the most important contemporary art venues in the Middle East.

The Web Reacts: Earthquake Strikes Iran and Pakistan, Tremors Felt Around Asia

Al Jazeera's coverage of the Iran earthquake shows a map of the affected area, near the country's border with Pakistan.
Multimedia

Earlier today a powerful earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, struck southeastern Iran. Asia Society takes a look at the coverage of the news.

Book Excerpt: 'The Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42'

American edition of
Arts

A cautionary tale of 19th-century imperial hubris that still resonates today. In-person appearances by William Dalrymple upcoming at Asia Society New York and Asia Society Northern California.

Central Asia's Energy Market: From Moscow to Beijing

Petroleum tanks owned by Hurricane Kumkol Munai in Chemkent, Kazakhstan. (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
Policy

In the future, competition for energy reserves in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will be between Russia and China — with time being on Beijing's side.

Multimedia: Chitra Agrawal on Making, and Finding, Good South Indian Vegetarian Food

Masala dosas at Saravana Bhaavan in New York City. (Pei Ketron/penelopesloom.com)
Lifestyle

Chitra Agrawal explains how you can prepare certain key South Indian vegetarian dishes at home — and also where to find them when you're dining out.

Photo of the Day: A Lonely Jackal in India

A jackal runs along a deserted road in Kanha National Park, India on April 7, 2013. (nandadevieast/Flickr)
Multimedia

A jackal runs along a deserted road in Kanha National Park, India on April 7, 2013. (nandadevieast/Flickr)

Sino-U.S. Power Play in Asia: India's Imperatives

U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on November 8, 2010. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

India's foreign policy focus, explains C. Raja Mohan, is on deepening engagement with both Washington and Beijing while retaining a prudent "strategic autonomy."

In US Asia Policy, Great Success Requires Greater Ambition

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a joint press conference with Yun Byung-se, South Korean Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, at the State Department in Washington, DC on April 2, 2013. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society D.C. Director Matt Stumpf says Secretary of State John Kerry would do well to focus on bringing a "fresh, positive vision" for U.S.-Asia relations when he visits the region later this week.

Photo of the Day: Flight of a Flock in India

A flock of birds take off together in Chennai, India on April 2, 2013. (VinothChandar/Flickr)
Multimedia

A flock of birds take off together in Chennai, India on April 2, 2013. (VinothChandar/Flickr)

Photos: As Japan's Baseball Season Kicks Off, A Look at What Fans Are Eating

A fan enjoys his tempura in the Osaka baseball stadium. (wallyg/Flickr)
Lifestyle

As baseball season opens in Asia's most baseball-crazy country, we take a look at the Japanese equivalent of hot dogs and pretzels.