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Interview: Filmmaker Amrit Singh Dishes on His Quest to Find New York's Best Dosa

Punjabi American music maven Amrit Singh is the director of a new short film,
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From the many phases of his hair to a tweet that inspired his film Dosa Hunt, the Punjabi American music maven tells us how his heritage has shaped who he is today.

Interview: 'Zombie Combat' Expert Roger Ma Protects Fellow Citizens From the Undead

As vampires and zombies threaten to overrun American culture, one man stands between ordinary mortals and the blood-sucking, flesh-eating hordes.

Interview: Turntable Pioneer DJ Qbert Spins for 'Planet Earth'

DJ Qbert. (Thud Rumble LTD.)
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The Filipino American master of the turntables tells Asia Society, "I see myself as a part of the whole human race and am here to make humanity move forward in everything I do."

Video: Chef Pichet Ong Walks the Fine Line Between Sweet and Savory

Chef Pichet Ong's unique aerated goat cheese confection rolled in walnut cookie crumbs and garnished with seasonal fruit. (Philippe Chery/Asia Society)
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Step into the kitchen with Brooklyn-based Chinese chef Pichet Ong and learn how his childhood inspires him to create delectable savory and sweet dishes.

Video: How to Make a Leotini, Asia Society's Signature Martini

Take a step-by-step look at how we create our classic, refreshing, Asia-inspired drink, served only at Asia Society. (Tahiat Mahboob/Asia Society)
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It's shaken, not stirred — but it's not a Bond martini! Take a step-by-step look at how we create our classic, refreshing, Asia-inspired drink, served only at Asia Society.

Turkish Soap Operas and the Pakistani Mothers Who Watch Them

Engin Akyürek in action during an episode of the Turkish soap opera Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?. (YouTube)
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I was clueless why my mother, from her home in Karachi via Skype, suddenly started calling my two-year-old son “Engin.” His name is Elias. She revealed that this was a tribute to her current favorite actor, Engin Akyurek of Turkey.

Photos: 'Peace Rickshaws' Promote Colorful Message of Tolerance in Pakistan

The first batch of
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The Pakistan Youth Alliance (PYA) is on a mission to use a very visible form of street art to counter the intolerance, and worse, being spread by right-wing groups in Pakistan.

Interview: Pakistani Duo Zeb and Haniya Cross Musical and Geographic Borders Alike

Pakistani musicians Zebunnisa Bangash (L) and Haniya Aslam (R), who perform as the duo Zeb and Haniya. (Nida Rehman)
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Pakistan's boundary-breaking folk duo open up about finding success across the border in India and when their long-awaited second album will arrive.

Video: Violinist Jason Yang Uses Talent to Build Hype for 'Game of Thrones'

Jason Yang and fellow musicians perform the theme to HBO's
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Taiwanese-American electric violinist Jason Yang, who performed on The Colbert Report last week with street dancer Lil Buck, also performed the Game of Thrones theme song for an HBO event.

Multimedia: 'Ramen Dreams' Chef Picks His Five Best Ramen Joints in United States

Chicken-based tori paitan broth at Totto Ramen in New York, N.Y. (Keizo Shimamoto)
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A ramen fanatic who consumes an estimated 600 bowls a year, the subject of Michael McAteer's award-winning short film, names his favorite ramen spots in America.