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Photo of the Day: Highlighting Human Rights in Mumbai

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An Indian adivasi-tribal with her hands tied together to symbolically represent bondage, attend a sit-in protest on the occasion of Human Rights Day in Mumbai on December 10, 2010.

A Paean to Paan

An Indian shopkeeper arranges <i>paan</i> (betel nut products) in silver foils at his roadside shop in New Delhi, India. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

One man details his love for the uniquely South Asian product, now readily available in Manhattan.

Photo of the Day: In India, Releasing 'Computer-Related Stress'

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An elderly man exercises in a park on the outskirts of New Delhi on December 8, 2010.

US Agribiz Eyes India

Asia Society Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar
Policy

Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar talks about GMO foods in India with WNYC's Leonard Lopate.

Photo of the Day: Marking World AIDS Day in India

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Indian HIV positive/AIDS children wear masks as they take part in an awareness event, which was organised by Community Health Initiatives and Reasearch Action Group (CHIRAG), a project of a college of social work in Mumbai on December 1, 2010.

Afghanistan's Cultural Heritage at Risk - Again

Members of a French archaeological team walk on top of a giant 4th century Buddhist stupa cut into a mountain in Samangan province, Afghanistan, in 2006. A similar historic site to the south and east in Mes Aynak is now at risk from a copper mine. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Policy A planned copper mine evokes the Taliban's destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas.

Analysis: The Release of Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar's newly-released opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) smiles as she arrives at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 15, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Two days after regaining freedom from house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi, the charismatic leader of Burma/Myanmar's opposition, lost no time jumping back into politics. Her 15-year detention kept her on the political sidelines for the country's recent elections, but Suu Kyi addressed her supporters in defiant terms just minutes after her release.

But what does her release mean? Asia Society experts weigh in on what's next for the pro-democracy icon.

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.