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Photo of the Day: India Celebrates Chhath Festival

An Indian Hindu devotee hand over a traditional oil lamp as they prepare for prayers to the sun during the Chhath Festival while standing in a water body, in Bangalore on November 12, 2010.
Lifestyle

Chhat festival is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun), Agni (fire) and Lord Kartikeya or Muruga.

Obama's Short Indonesian Trip Significant

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai.
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai briefs WNYC on President Obama's short visit to Indonesia.

Obama Administration: A Bollywood Take

In theatres November 26, 2010, a poster of <i>Phas Gaya Re Obama</i> by Subhash Kapoor. (moifightclub.wordpress.com)
Arts When Indian film-maker Subhash Kapoor started directing his debut production titled "Phas Gaya Re Obama" nearly a year ago, he had never imagined his launching period would coincide with US President Barack Obama's visit to India in November, 2010.

Obama Changes the Mood in India

US President Barack Obama (R) and First Lady Michelle Obama wave after boarding Air Force One as they depart New Delhi on November 9, 2010. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Asia Society Associate Fellow Sadanand Dhume on President Obama's successful visit to India.

Photo of the Day: A Fragrant Spice Harvested in Herat

Afghan workers pluck saffron flowers on a farm on November 09, 2010 in Herat, Afghanistan.
Lifestyle

Around 2500 farmers, in eight provinces, work on saffron farms for export mostly to India and some European countries.

Pulp Fiction, Tamil-Style!

Blood from a skull: cover art for
Arts

South India's wild and wonderful potboilers are finally becoming available in English.

Is India Ready?

President Barack Obama addresses the Indian Parliament in New Delhi on Nov. 8, 2010. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai analyzes whether India is ready to be a world power.

Post-election, How Should the US Engage Myanmar?

A man reads a newspaper promoting elections on November 5, 2010 in Yangon, Burma. (CKN/Getty Images)
Policy Yesterday, Myanmar held the first elections in that country in over 20 years. While almost universally decried as a sham, with no candidates hostile to the junta allowed to participate, the elections will bring about a somewhat different government.

Photo of the Day: A Dip for Diwali

An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarover (water tank) at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on November 5, 2010.
Lifestyle

An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarover (water tank) at the Sikh Shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on November 5, 2010.

Obama in India: What's at Stake?

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during meetings on the sideline of the G20 Summit in Toronto on June 27, 2010. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

President Obama's upcoming trip to India has raised a few questions: Who will he meet? Which sites will he visit? And most importantly, what does his visit mean for the US and the host country?