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The Cricket Verdicts: Pakistan, and the World, React

Former Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt (L), Mohammad Asif (C), and Mohammad Aamer (R) have been found guilty of match-fixing. (Carl Court /AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

It's a scandal that has damaged the reputation of Pakistani cricket and rocked the international sport. In a London courtroom yesterday, former captain Salman Butt and fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were convicted for corruption after being found guilty of plotting to cheat and take bribes to fix a match against England last summer.

Podcast: Another Pakistan, the Two-Hour Version

Pakistani students wave national flags at the mausoleum of the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi on August 14, 2011, to mark the 64th Independence Day of Pakistan. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)
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Here’s the short form, as we say: Nearly a month of strong conversation in Pakistan this past summer, distilled to two radio hours.

The first hour explores the living history and dynamic present of The Country That Could Kill the World:

Photo of the Day: Sufis and Soothsayers in Pakistan

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Religious devotees dance in a state of trance at the shrine of Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the ancient city of Sehwan Sharif, Sindh Pakistan in July 2011. (Madiha Aijaz)

Diwali Around the World, in Photos and Tweets

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The 2011 Festival of Lights, Diwali, captured in photos and tweets from around the world.

The Economist Hails Gandhara Exhibition's 'Unusual East-West Syncretism'

Vision of a Buddha’s paradise. Mohammed Nari, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. 4th century CE Schist H. 46 7/8 x W. 38 3/16 x D. 11 in. (119 x 97 x 28 cm). Lahore Museum, G-155
Arts

Some of the first human images of Buddha first appeared in Pakistan, notes The Economist in its October 20 feature "The beauty of ancient globalization," covering Asia Society Museum's much talked-about exhibition The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara, on view through October 30.

Tensions Mount, but the US and Pakistan Are Stuck With Each Other

Pakistani patients affected with dengue fever lie on beds in a ward at the hospital in Lahore on September 7, 2011. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Tensions between the U.S. and Pakistan appear to be increasing with every new statement by officials on either side. The media in both countries, with few exceptions, are also hurling accusations and supporting their respective state apparatus. Interestingly, Washington and Islamabad keep reiterating that both countries and their common fight against terror are important to each other — and yet relations are deteriorating.

Asia Society Celebrates 100 Years of Faiz Ahmed Faiz

L to R: Sameer, Sabir, Tahira Syed and Azhar Hussain at Asia Society New York on Oct. 1, 2011. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

"Have you ever paid attention to Faiz's prose? Faiz's prose is very polished and has a lot of depth."

So began legendary Pakistani actor Zia Mohyeddin this past Saturday at a centennial celebration honoring eminent Pakistani poet and intellectual Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) at Asia Society New York.

US Ambassador Marc Grossman on US-Pakistan Relations, Terrorism and Rabbani's Death

Policy

"Pakistanis have some decisions to make about their future," said U.S. Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Marc Grossman in an exclusive interview with Asia Society's Vice President of Global Policy Programs Suzanne DiMaggio.

"If they come to a realization that terrorism and extremism is a threat to them, they will be looking for ways to work with us to end this threat to Pakistan, to Pakistanis, to Pakistani society," he said.

Podcast: Ashis Nandy and Pakistan's 'Latent Potential'

Ashis Nandy in New Delhi, summer 2011.
Policy

This is the latest installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute at Brown University, with support on the ground from Aman ki Asha. Click here to learn more. Scroll to the end of this post to listen to the podcast.

Podcast: Rashid Rana's Pakistan: 'A Mini-Version of the Globe'

Artist Rashid Rana in his Lahore studio, summer 2011.
Arts

This is the latest installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute at Brown University, with support on the ground from Aman ki Asha. Click here to learn more. Scroll to the end of this post to listen to the podcast.