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Weekly Rewind: Rap in China, Tokyo Without Ads, and Rebuilding Nepal

A boy looks back while walking past graffiti on a wall in a street in Beijing. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

#TBT: In 1972, Radio Guests Let Their Sarods Do the Talking

On Asia Society’s “Window on Asia” radio program in 1972, Lee Graham interviews Dr. Willard Rhodes about Indian played by Vasant Rai (L), accompanied by Donald Heller (R). (Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: When a 1972 Asia Society radio show treated listeners to classic Indian music on sarod instruments.

Photo of the Day: A Glistening Railroad Station in India

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a historic railroad station, glistens during the night in Mumbai, India on February 12, 2015. (Adam Cohn/Flickr)
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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a historic railroad station, glistens during the night in Mumbai, India on February 12, 2015. (Adam Cohn/Flickr)

Weekly Rewind: Welcome to Astana, Pakistan's New Official Language, and the Islands of Kagoshima

The view from the Presidential Palace in Astana, Kazakhstan. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

Interview: Why It's Hard to 'Change Mindsets' on Environmental Protection Among India's Elites

Dr. Rashneh Pardiwala. (Alexis Agliano Sanborn/Asia Society)

Dr. Rashneh Pardiwala discusses how she's helping push environmental research and education amid India's dire need for a sustainable mindset.

Watch: Stars of New York City Ballet, Indian Kathak Dance, and Chinese Kunqu Opera Share Stage

Performers Qian Yi, Chinese kunqu opera star; Parul Shah, celebrated performer of India’s kathak dance; and Wendy Whelan, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet share the stage at Asia Society New York on June 24, 2015.  (Elsa M. Ruiz)
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What do ballet, Indian kathak dance, and Chinese kunqu opera have in common? Watch Asia Society's recent Viewpoints: Classical Connections program, featuring acclaimed performers Wendy Whelan, Parul Shah, and Qian Yi, to find out.

Video: What Does India Have to Do to Get Into APEC?

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) in the Oval Office of the White House September 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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India wants to join the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation, but current members worry it will "slow down the process of moving toward greater trade facilitation and liberalization."

Interview: How India's Media is 'Often Fearless, But Seldom Objective'

Two men in Amritsar, India read newspapers on April 26, 2015. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
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Columnist Santosh Desai describes how the Indian press often promotes "muscular nationalism" and how "the integration of media with the market has damaged objectivity."

Weekly Rewind: Inside China's Stock Market Crash, a Rohingya Mother's Journey, Modi's 'Super' Tweet

Competitors dressing in costumes paddle their boats during the Hong Kong Airlines Fancy Dress Race at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Carnival Race on July 5, 2015 in Hong Kong. (Anthony Kwan/Getty Images for Hong Kong Images)
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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.

#TBT: In 1987, Smiles and Skepticism From Indian Schoolchildren

Students at Jamshedpur Elementary School in Bihar State, India, were the subjects of an Asia Society video series in 1987. (Asia Society)
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In the 1980s, Asia Society documented the lives of students in Asia for the benefit of their American counterparts.