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Photo of the Day: Memories for Sale in India

Vintage cameras are stacked with other knick-knacks in a shop in the Chor Bazaar in Mumbai, India on November 30, 2012. (Monkeypainter/Flickr)
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Vintage cameras are stacked with other knick-knacks in a shop in the Chor Bazaar in Mumbai, India on November 30, 2012. (Monkeypainter/Flickr)

China's Foreign Ministry Says It Doesn't Know Elton John; Netizens Skeptical

A grainy shot from Ai Weiwei's Instagram of him (R) and singer Elton John (L) backstage at the singer's Beijing concert on November 25. (Ai Weiwei/Instagram)
Lifestyle

After Elton John dedicated his concert to Ai Weiwei, Weibo users couldn't believe that a government spokesperson didn't know who the British singer was.

Photo of the Day: Taking in the View in New Zealand

Taking a moment to gaze at the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand on November 6, 2012. (Madeleine_H/Flickr)
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Taking a moment to gaze at the Coromandel Peninsula of New Zealand on November 6, 2012. (Madeleine_H/Flickr)

Is Kim Jong Un a Geek, a Nerd, or a Dork — or Perhaps the Sexiest Man Alive?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) applauds during a military parade in honor of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

As the case of an Onion article demonstrated this week, what's lost in translation can have serious consequences. Or it can just be a lot of fun.

Some Asia Society Friends Make Shortlist for South Asia's Biggest Literary Prize

Novelists Amitav Ghosh (L) and Tahmima Anam (R), shown here in their Fall 2011 appearances at Asia Society New York, are two of the writers short-listed for this year's DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
Arts

Bangladeshi, Indian, and Pakistani novelists recently hosted by Asia Society are finalists for this year's DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.

Interview: 'Other Half of Tomorrow' Filmmakers Turn Lens on Pakistan's Women

L to R: Sadia Yousaf, Batool Fatima, Sana Mir, Asmavia Iqbal and Qanita Jalil of the Pakistan Women's Cricket Team, featured in the new documentary
Arts

A candid new documentary presents the diverse lives of a set of Pakistani women and demonstrates how women are at the forefront of shaping Pakistani society. Premieres tonight at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York City.

Photo of the Day: Horse and Rider in Turkmenistan

A professional rider reins in his horse in Krasnovodsk, Turkmenistan on October 29, 2012. (Kerri-Jo/Flickr)
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A professional rider reins in his horse in Krasnovodsk, Turkmenistan on October 29, 2012. (Kerri-Jo/Flickr)

Angered by China's New Passport Map, India, Vietnam and the Philippines Retaliate

China's new controversial e-passport map. (TimeWeekly/Weibo)
Multimedia

A map of China in new Chinese passports includes disputed territories — Kashmir, and islands in the South China Sea — and upsets Asian neighbors.

Interview: Filmmaker Explores Effects of Climate Change on Seaside Brothel Village

Giovanni Giommi's
Arts

Director Giovanni Giommi explores a seaside brothel community in Bangladesh as its women navigate their lives in the face of climate change. Screening in New York this Sunday, December 2.

Interview: For Editorial Cartoonist 'KAL,' Pen is Definitely Mightier Than the Sword

Rocket man: North Korea's Kim Jong Un gets the KAL treatment earlier in 2012. (The Economist)
Arts

"You can judge the maturity of a society by the amount of satire it can endure," says one of the world's leading editorial cartoonists. In-person appearance at Asia Society Hong Kong this Thursday, November 29.