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Photo of the Day: Inquisitive in Vietnam

A young girl stares at the photographer inquisitively near CatCat Village in Vietnam on November 12, 2013. (Maciej Hrynczyszyn/Flickr)
Multimedia

A young girl stares at the photographer inquisitively near CatCat Village in Vietnam on November 12, 2013. (Maciej Hrynczyszyn/Flickr)

Interview: How Much Did Your Backpacking Trip Through Asia Impact the Environment?

A still from 'Gringo Trails.'
Lifestyle

Pegi Vail, director of the new documentary 'Gringo Trails,' on the transformative effects of tourism on the places and people involved.

Interview: What It Was Like to Photograph the 'Shabby, Squalid Dignity' of the Kowloon Walled City

Arts

Greg Girard and Ian Lambot share their stories of photographing the famed Kowloon Walled City.

Photo of the Day: Flourishing in Fiji

An island flourishing with flora in Fiji on November 4, 2013. (Andy McDowall/Flickr)
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An island flourishing with flora in Fiji on November 4, 2013. (Andy McDowall/Flickr)

Interview: Gurcharan Das on Dharma, Capitalism and India's 'Robber Baron' Phase

Gurcharan Das. (BBC World Service/Flickr)
Business

The author and former India chief for Procter & Gamble shares his vision for India's future ahead of his December 5 appearance at Asia Society New York.

Photo of the Day: Hanging Out in India

Children observe passersby from the back of a truck in India on November 6, 2013. (davidpc_/Flickr)
Multimedia

Children observe passersby from the back of a truck in India on November 6, 2013. (davidpc_/Flickr)

Interview: New Iranian American Anthology Sets Off Literary 'Tremors'

Anita Amirrezvani (L) and Persis Karim (R), co-editors of
Arts

"Good writing doesn't let anybody off the hook," say Anita Amirrezvani and Persis Karim of their new anthology of Iranian American fiction. In-person appearances at Asia Society New York Wednesday, December 4.

Photo of the Day: Shimmering in Taiwan

City lights shimmer below in Taipei, Taiwan on November 23, 2013. (liu jenny/Flickr)
Multimedia

City lights shimmer below in Taipei, Taiwan on November 23, 2013. (liu jenny/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'Tremors: New Fiction by Iranian American Writers'

Arts

Two Iranian expats bond over a love of American country-and-western music. But what happens when one of them starts to make it? Author appearance at Asia Society New York on December 4, 2013.

Interview: Sending 'Bundles of Joy' to Philippines Typhoon Survivors

A woman smiles after receiving a bag of relief items from Bundles of Joy in Tugbong, a barrio situated in the municipality of Kananga, Leyte, Philippines.
Policy

"We are still ONE and in times like this we break barriers and we remember that we are all brothers and sisters," said relief activist Anya Lim.