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New Music Video: Indonesian Hip Hop in NYC

Arts

In May, Asia Society brought the Jogja Hip Hop Foundation — the foremost hip hop group in Indonesia — to New York to perform their unique blend of ultra-modern hip hop beats and protest lyrics, mixed with traditional Javanese spells, wishes and poetry.

Java Rap Stars to Perform at Asia Society on May 14

Jogja Hip Hop Foundation. (Photo courtesy of the artists)
Arts

If there were any doubt that hip hop music is truly a global phenomenon, Indonesia's Jogja Hip Hop Foundation settles the issue. 

Indians Worldwide Fondly Remember 'Uncle Pai'

Amar Chitra Katha's adaptation of the <em>Bhagavad Gita</em> is one of its perennial best-sellers.
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MUMBAI, February 28, 2011 - Anant Pai, creator of India's hugely popular Amar Chitra Katha comics, passed away here on February 24, at the age of 81.

New Film 'Dhobi Ghat' Has Mumbaikars Buzzing

Poster art for Kiran Rao's <i>Dhobi Ghat</i> (2011).
Arts

A new film has Mumbaikars buzzing about the way they're portrayed onscreen.

Photo of the Day: Li Na, China's 'Golden Flower,' Breaks Barriers Her Own Way

Li Na of China plays a forehand in her semifinal match against Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark during day eleven of the 2011 Australian Open on January 27, 2011 in Melbourne, Australia. (Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Li Na of China becomes the first Asian woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final when she takes on Kim Clijsters at the Australian Open on Saturday.

Nara Photo Contest: We Have a Winner!

Lifestyle

In celebration of the Asia Society Museum exhibition Yoshitomo Nara: Nobody's Fool, Asia Society conducted an exciting Flickr photo contest earlier this fall.

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.

The World's Biggest Movie Star is a Man You Don't Know...Yet

Fans tie a sweet lemon garland onto a cut out of Tamil film actor Rajinikanth on the release of his latest film, <i>Endhiran</i> (<i>Robot</i>), in Chennai on October 1, 2010. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Meet Rajnikanth, the toughest man in Tamil Nadu.

The Musical History of Pakistan

Pakistani female students enjoy the performance of the band Overload during a concert in Kinnaird women's college in Lahore on Feb. 6, 2010. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

A fan's tour through seven decades of musical tradition... with video.