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Gallery: Nature's Wrath Devastates Asia

A soaking wet child sits on a post on a flooded street in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012. (Jay Directo/AFP/GettyImages)
Multimedia

A string of floods from torrential rain devastates numerous nations in Asia in the past week.

Gallery/Interview: Photographer Documents 'Raw Nature of Things' in Northeast India

Buddhist students burn their kindergarten notebooks as they prepare to go to first grade. (Sai Abishek)
Multimedia

Sai Abishek captures people's everyday lifestyle in Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

Photo of the Day: Magnificently Sacred in India

A cow, considered sacred in India, relaxes undisturbed by the front porch of a house on July 2, 2012. (Shivika Sinha)

A cow, considered sacred in India, relaxes undisturbed by the front porch of a house on July 2, 2012. (Shivika Sinha)

In New Delhi, Even Mass Transit Honors Rakhi Holiday

On the Indian holiday Rakhi, or Rakshabandan, brothers and sisters celebrate their relationship by tying a decorative thread (also called a rakhi) around each other's wrists. (Vivek Patel)
Lifestyle

Free fares, special trains and extra stops are some of the ways Delhi transit is adjusting its pace for this year's Rakhi celebrations.

Why India Has Experienced the World's Largest Power Blackout

Indian women and children wait inside a darkened train carriage at a railway station in New Delhi on July 31, 2012. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/GettyImages)
Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Pramit Pal Chaudhuri explains how infrastructure issues and a lack of political will helped lead to a blackout that impacted half the population.

Rao: US-India Partnership Aids Both Countries and Global Peace

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) shakes hands with then-Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao (R) in New Delhi on July 18, 2011. Rao is now India's Ambassador to the United States. (Prakash Singh/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In a wide-ranging speech at Asia Society Washington Center, India's Ambassador to the United States calls the India-U.S. partnership "full of hope, promise and opportunities for the benefit our two peoples."

While in India, Oprah Eats With Her Hands, and the Media Strike Back

Oprah Winfrey in front of the Taj Mahal on January 19, 2012. Winfrey was on her first visit to India to film an episode of her show 'Oprah’s Next Chapter.' (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Oprah Winfrey's recent travelogue on India drew a barrage of commentary for what many Indians saw as a cliched depiction of life in their country.

Photo of the Day: Mildly Suspicious in India

An old man looks suspiciously at the camera in Udaipur, India on February 12, 2012. (Meena Kadri/Flickr)

An old man looks suspiciously at the camera in Udaipur, India on February 12, 2012. (Meena Kadri/Flickr)

In China, a Long Tradition of Dodging the Sun [Photos]

A woman in a full-body wet suit for complete protection from the sun, in Chaoyang, China on July 5, 2012. (PCAuto)
Lifestyle

Forget sunblock — the Asians pictured here take it a step further with innovative protective gear. Where did this cultural preference for fair skin come from, and is it likely to change any time soon?

Desai: New Indian President Could Play 'Vital Role'

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai with Pranab Mukherjee at Asia Society Museum's Rabindranath Tagore exhibition in New York City in September 2011. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

Pranab Mukherjee, an advocate of the arts who visited Asia Society last year, could be more than just a figurehead in shaping India's future.