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Excerpt: 'The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons' by Goli Taraghi

Goli Taraghi, author of
Arts

Iranian author Goli Taraghi seasons universal experiences of love, loss, exile and belonging with a sense of life's absurdity. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York on Monday, October 28.

Photo of the Day: Sleeping Serenely in Singapore

An old takes a nap on a bench in the open in Singapore on October 19, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
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An old takes a nap on a bench in the open in Singapore on October 19, 2013. (Eduardo S. Seastres)

Daring to Hope: Afghanistan 21 Fellows Take Aim at Myriad Issues Facing Their Country

Members of Asia Society's Afghanistan's Young Leaders Initiative.
Policy

Introducing the latest group of fellows in Asia Society's landmark Afghanistan 21 program: Ten young men and six young women, journalists, business people, diplomats and NGO workers.

Photo of the Day: Making a Catch in Sri Lanka

A fisherman casts his rod in the surf in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 30, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)
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A fisherman casts his rod in the surf in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 30, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)

Interview: NFL's Digital Guru Has a Game Plan for Fantasy Football, Asian Markets

NFL footballs in New Orleans, LA, photographed on Feb. 2, 2013. (Au Kirk/Flickr)
Lifestyle

Visal Shah sheds light on some of the strategies that are helping the NFL move successfully into both East Asia and the digital sphere.

Photo of the Day: A Furniture Vendor in Sri Lanka

Multimedia

A man carries kindergarten furniture for sale on his shoulders as he walks in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 28, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images)

Photo of the Day: A Traditional Dance in India

Traditional dancers from the southern Indian state of Kerala perform in Kolkata, India on March 6, 2013. (Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images)
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Traditional dancers from the southern Indian state of Kerala perform in Kolkata, India on March 6, 2013. (Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images)

Malala Yousafzai Doesn't Need a Nobel Prize to Inspire Her Fellow Pakistanis

Pakistani student Malala Yousafzai poses for photographers before a panel discussion in New York City on Oct. 10, 2013, the same day she was awarded the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Despite threats to her life, the courageous teenager still wants to return and do something good for Pakistan. Her countrymen, writes Mehmal Sarfraz, can take heart from her example.

Photo of the Day: Fishing in Sri Lanka

Fishermen stand on the end of a rock jetty in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 30, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)
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Fishermen stand on the end of a rock jetty in Colombo, Sri Lanka on September 30, 2013. (Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/Getty Images)

Expert Reaction: Asian Nations 'Anxious' Over US Shutdown

The sun sets behind the Washington Monument in Washington, DC on Oct. 7, 2013, the seventh day of the U.S. government's shutdown. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Business

Asia Society Global Council members Simon Tay and Ken Courtis say Asia is looking with a weary eye at the potential economic impact of a continued U.S. government shutdown.