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You've Heard About Halloween, But How Does Asia Honor the Dead?

Countless lanterns illuminate the night sky to honor those lost during the Obon festival in Japan. (laurenz/Flickr)
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Halloween isn't the only celebration honoring the dead. Countries all over the world have their own ways of honoring those generations long gone.

Video: There's a School on a Solar Panel-Powered Boat in Bangladesh? Yep!

A scene from the documentary
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Filmmaker Glenn Baker hopes to re-frame American views of the South Asian region through Easy Like Water, a documentary about a Bangladeshi architect's quest to bring education to flooded areas of his homeland.

Veni, Vidi, Venti: Starbucks Expands Its Global Reach to Mumbai

Staff work behind the counter of India's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in an upscale part of Mumbai on October 19, 2012. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Last week, to great fanfare, Starbucks opened its first Indian store in a posh district of Mumbai. Asia Society India Centre reports from the scene.

Photo of the Day: Himalayan Sojourn in Darjeeling

A majestic view of the Himalayas from the hills of Darjeeling in northeast India on August 3, 2012. (Thunderbolt Tea/Flickr)
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A majestic view of the Himalayas from the hills of Darjeeling in northeast India on August 3, 2012. (Thunderbolt Tea/Flickr)

Video: A Fond Look Back at Bollywood's Master of Epic Romance, Yash Chopra

Bollywood filmmaker Yash Chopra poses for the press after winning the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award at the Asian Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on Oct. 26, 2010. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)
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Highlights clips trace the award-winning director and producer's best work, from a career of more than 50 years.

Desperately Seeking City: A Postcard From Harbin, China

Entrance to the Minneapolis exhibit at the International Sister City Museum in Harbin, China. (Linda Mealey-Lohmann)
Lifestyle

Proud Minneapolis native and award-winning writer on China Michael Meyer shows that sister cities in China are serious business.

UN Security Council Adds Australia, S. Korea — Does This Strengthen a US Asian 'Pivot'?

Australia Foreign Minister Bob Carr (R) during the United Nations General Assembly session October 18, 2012 before the vote for non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council for the years 2013-2014 in New York. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

After Thursday's vote added two key Asia-Pacific allies, the U.S. could now find greater support in pursuing actions favorable to its interests in the region, writes Andrew Billo.

Asia Society India Centre Offers Rare Studio 'Rendezvous' with Artist Atul Dodiya

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Arts

Asia Society India Centre members will have a unique opportunity to meet acclaimed artist Atul Dodiya in his Mumbai studio on October 20.

Video: Meena, India's Dora the Explorer, Helps UNICEF Promote 'Child Rights'

A still from an episode of Meena.
Policy

An activist cartoon character is promoting awareness of critical public health issues across South Asia.

Photo of the Day: A Pious Portrait in India

An old
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An old "sadhu" or monk poses for a photo in Varanasi, India on July 8, 2012. (bestarms/Flickr)