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Photo of the Day: A Holy Day for Hindu Devotees

Devout Indian Hindus throng a main road in Mumbai as a huge idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha is transported for immersion into the Arabian Sea during the Ganesha Festival
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Devout Indian Hindus throng a main road in Mumbai as a huge idol of the elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha is transported for immersion into the Arabian Sea during the Ganesha Festival

Got a Grassy Field and Nothing To Do? How About a Game of Kabaddi?

An Indian kabbadi player (L) is brought to the ground during the 2008 Sri Guru Gobind Singh Kabaddi Series in Gopalpur Majwind village, some 25 kms from Amritsar on November 9, 2008. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
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Originally from South Asia, the game has been around for over 4,000 years, and requires the physical strength of an NFL linebacker and the mental strength of a yogi. The result is chaotic, as many first-time spectators will confess, unlike any sport they've seen before.

Discuss: Averting a Food Crisis in Asia

Rice farming. (IRRI)
Policy As world leaders gather at the UN this week to discuss what needs to be done to meet the ambitious Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Asia Society is releasing an action plan for reducing hunger and poverty in Asia and beyond.

Photo of the Day: Victory, Sweet Victory!

Iran's Vali Nourmohammadi lies on the court after his team's victory against India at their finals match in the third Asian Central Zone Volleyball Championship in Kolkata.
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Iran's Vali Nourmohammadi lies on the court after his team's victory against India at their finals match in the third Asian Central Zone Volleyball Championship in Kolkata.

Photo of the Day: India's Fashion Week

 A model showcases a creation by India designers Pragya and Megha on the first day of Lakme Fashion Week
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A model showcases a creation by India designers Pragya and Megha on the first day of Lakme Fashion Week.

Spotlight on Indian-Administered Kashmir

A Kashmiri protester holds a banner during an anti-India rally in Srinagar on September 11, 2010. The Muslim-majority Kashmir valley has been rocked by unrest since a teenage student was killed by a police tear-gas shell on June 11. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Anti-Indian separatists in Kashmir are taking the streets to protest the Indian government's control over the region as skirmishes have left 66 civilians killed by Indian authorities since the protests first began in June.

Eid Celebrated With Mixed Feelings This Year

Indonesian female Muslims perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at Bali's Bajra Sandhi monument and park in Denpasar on September 10, 2010 marking the end of holy month of Ramadan. (Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Not all Muslim countries in Asia are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr this year. Deadly flooding in Pakistan and violence in Indian-administered Kashmir have set a somber mood this holiday season.

Photo of the Day: Eid-ul-Fitr Celebrations

Indian street vendors hawk handkerchiefs in front of The Nakhoda Mosque in Kolkata
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Indian street vendors hawk handkerchiefs in front of The Nakhoda Mosque in Kolkata

South Asian Tennis Dynamic Duo Advances

Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi (R) of Pakistan shakes hands with teammate Rohan Bopanna of India after defeating Bob Bryan and teammate Mike Bryan of the USA 7-6(8),7-5 during their quarterfinal match on day 5 of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on August 6, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Tennis stars Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi of Pakistan and Rohan Bopanna of India forge an unlikely friendship on and off court.

Photo of the Day: Ganesha, Bringer of Victory

Statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha
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Young Indian boys walk past a statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha standing among clay models of Spanish footballers ahead of the Ganesha festival.