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Photos: India Bids Adieu to 'Master Blaster,' 'God of Cricket' Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar reacts after scoring his hundred century during the one-day international (ODI) Asia Cup cricket match between India and Bangladesh in Dhaka on March 16, 2012. (Munir uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

As India's iconic cricketer takes leave of the sport, Asia Society looks back on a glorious career.

Interview: Biographer Jung Chang Says Empress Dowager 'Not a Role Model'

Arts

"I don't want to write things that everybody agrees on," says the author of a controversial Mao biography and a revisionist new book on the Empress Dowager Cixi. In-person appearances this month at Asia Society New York and our Texas and Northern California Centers.

Photo of the Day: Shrouded in Holy Smoke in India

Onlookers stand as watch as a hindu ritual takes place in India on October 8, 2013. (Juan Luis Sánchez/Flickr)
Multimedia

Onlookers stand as watch as a Hindu ritual takes place in India on October 8, 2013. (Juan Luis Sánchez/Flickr)

Abbas: Obama and Sharif Meeting Signals Action Must Follow Words

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) with U.S. President Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on Oct. 23, 2013. (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)
Policy

After a meeting in the Oval Office, U.S.-Pakistan relations are clearly improving, notes Asia Society Senior Adviser Hassan Abbas — but American drone strikes are an increasingly divisive sticking point.

Interview: Pink is Powerful as India's 'Gulabi Gang' Offers Hope for Oppressed Women

Sampat Pal, leader of India's
Policy

Dressed in a bright pink sari and armed with a bamboo stick, 55-year old Sampat Pal has become the unlikely leader of a grassroots movement for women's rights in India.

Photo of the Day: Posing for a Picture in India

A cow stares calmly into the camera in Bangalore, India on October 20, 2013. (Rain-In-The-Face/Flickr)
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A cow stares calmly into the camera in Bangalore, India on October 20, 2013. (Rain-In-The-Face/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Traditional Dance in India

Traditional dancers from the southern Indian state of Kerala perform in Kolkata, India on March 6, 2013. (Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images)
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Traditional dancers from the southern Indian state of Kerala perform in Kolkata, India on March 6, 2013. (Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai Doesn't Need a Nobel Prize to Inspire Her Fellow Pakistanis

Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai poses for photographers before a panel discussion in New York City on Oct. 10, 2013, the same day she was awarded the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Despite threats to her life, the courageous teenager still wants to return and do something good for Pakistan. Her countrymen, writes Mehmal Sarfraz, can take heart from her example.

What You Get When Young Leaders From India and Pakistan Sit Around the Same Table

Attendees of the India-Pakistan Regional Young Leaders Initiative forum in Islamabad last month.
Policy

At a recent Asia Society forum in Islamabad 11 rising stars shared personal stories and their visions for Indo-Pakistan relations, and their recommendations to turn those common dreams into reality in the not too distant future.

Photo of the Day: Arid Dunes in India

The red sand of the Thar Desert can be seen for miles in Rajasthan, India on September 20, 2013. (karneek vyas/Flickr)

The red sand of the Thar Desert can be seen for miles in Rajasthan, India on September 20, 2013. (karneek vyas/Flickr)