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Photo of the Day: Riding Along the Curve in India

A man rides his bicycle along a curving path in Kochi, India on February 6, 2014. (Alexander Ess/Flickr)
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A man rides his bicycle along a curving path in Kochi, India on February 6, 2014. (Alexander Ess/Flickr)

India's Move on 'Hindus' Shows Disturbing Fear of Free Expression

Image taken from the cover of Wendy Doniger's 'The Hindus: An Alternative History.'
Arts

The recent brouhaha over a book on religion has Vishakha Desai worried that Indian cultural discourse is being "hijacked by narrow-minded interests."

Video: Parsing Poll Results and More, Experts Gaze Into India's Future

L to R: Milan Vaishnav (on monitor), Sadanand Dhume, Shikha Dalmia, and Arvind Panagariya at Asia Society New York on February 4, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

As India's 2014 election campaign heats up, analysts speculate about what the country will look like if the current front-runner, Narendra Modi, ends up winning.

Book Excerpt: CNN's Fareed Zakaria Senses 'New Sense of Nationhood' in India

Voters line up outside a polling station in Kolkata for the Indian general election in May 2009. (Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"Is India even a country?" asks the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS, adding, "It's not an outlandish question."

Photo of the Day: A Master at Work in India

A cook prepares a large feast in giant pots billowing with steam in Tiruvannamalai, India on November 22, 2013. (Vinoth Chandar/Flickr)
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A cook prepares a large feast in giant pots billowing with steam in Tiruvannamalai, India on November 22, 2013. (Vinoth Chandar/Flickr)

Listen: Former Ambassador Says US and India Must Re-Focus on Strategic Ties

U.S. and Indian flags fly on Rajpath in front of India Gate in New Delhi, India. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Former U.S. Ambassador to India Frank G. Wisner joined the Asia Society Policy Institute on Monday, January 27, to discuss the U.S.-India relationship following the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade.

Look: Asia-Pacific Flags Made From Country-Appropriate Foods

The Indian flag made from curries, rice, and pappadum wafer.
Food & RecipesLifestyle

With the Olympic Winter Games right around the corner, and national pride about to hit a fever pitch, we thought we'd get the conversation started with a pastime everybody can get behind: Eating!

Culture Matters: The Case of Devyani Khobragade and India-US Relations

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade (CR), accompanied by her father Uttam Khobragade (CL) and surrounded by supporters and policemen, arrives at the domestic airport in Mumbai on January 14, 2014. (Punit Paranjpep/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

How did a seemingly avoidable diplomatic snafu almost derail relations between the world's largest democracies? Asia Society President Emerita Vishakha Desai takes a look, and finds a relationship on the rocks.

2014: South Asia's Make or Break Year

An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul on July 2, 2013. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

2013 was a challenging year for India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, and this year could define the fate of the region for years to come. The U.S. can enhance stability by pursuing a regional strategy.

Book Excerpt: 'Debating China: The US-China Relationship in Ten Conversations'

A Chinese construction worker sets rebar on an apartment building under construction as a development and a real estate boom takes hold in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in October 2012. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
Policy

China scholars Elizabeth Economy and Zha Daojiong contrast U.S. and Chinese approaches to investment and development worldwide. Panel discussion at Asia Society New York this Thursday, January 9.