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Interview: Debut Novelist Weighs In With Towering Portrayal of 19th-Century India

Arts

Shamsur Rahman Faruqi's 984-page blockbuster, which he translated from his own Urdu original, is a definitive fictional recreation of 19th-century New Delhi.

30-Year Throwback: What Fodor's Was Saying About China Three Decades Ago

Two foreign tourists at the Great Wall of China circa 1984. (kattebelletje/Flickr)
Lifestyle

How much has changed in 30 years? "Bargaining is almost never done" and "There is no nightlife in China" are just two of the gems uncovered in a 1984 Fodor's guide to the PRC.

Video: Three Challenges to Doing Business in Myanmar

Dane Chamorro, Southeast Asia managing director for global risk consultancy Control Risks.
Business

"We shouldn't lose sight of the magnitude of what a country with fairly limited trained human resources is trying to attempt," Control Risks' Dane Chamorro said. "They are attempting systematic political and economic reform simultaneously."

Photo of the Day: A Rusted Beauty in Indonesia

Sunset over the rusty hull of a derelict ship beached off the coast of the city of Makassar, Indonesia on August 4, 2013. (Onny Carr/Flickr)
Multimedia

Sunset over the rusty hull of a derelict ship beached off the coast of the city of Makassar, Indonesia on August 4, 2013. (Onny Carr/Flickr)

Abbas: Musharraf Has Much to Answer For, But Murder Charges Are a Stretch

Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf saluting as he arrived to unveil his party manifesto for Pakistan's April general election at his residence in Islamabad on April 15, 2013. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The list of Pervez Musharraf's blunders is long, writes Hassan Abbas, but no concrete evidence has yet proven his direct involvement in Benazir Bhutto's assassination.

Photo of the Day: Braving the Pigeons in Nepal

A young girl holds her ground amidst a flock of pigeons in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 10, 2013. (Elliot Scott/Flickr)
Multimedia

A young girl holds her ground amidst a flock of pigeons in Kathmandu, Nepal on May 10, 2013. (Elliot Scott/Flickr)

Multimedia/Interview: 'Two Rivers' Run Through Arresting Portrait of Central Asia

Overhead view of the Syr Darya river in Uzbekistan, with an irrigation canal on the right. From Carolyn Drake's
Arts

"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who recently spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.

Photo of the Day: Life in Motion in Sri Lanka

People make their way up and down the steps of Kelyani Temple in Sri Lanka on August 3, 2013. (Humans & Elephants/Flickr)
Multimedia

People make their way up and down the steps of Kelyani Temple in Sri Lanka on August 3, 2013. (Humans & Elephants/Flickr)

Video: 57 Images of Amazing Pre-Revolution Iranian Art in 28 Seconds

Asia Society Museum's
Arts

Opening at Asia Society Museum on September 6, Iran Modern surveys painting, photography, sculpture, and design in pre-revolution Iran. Enjoy an advance look at this groundbreaking exhibition in a short video.

Interview: The Fearless Duo Who Brought the World's Largest Boba Cup to Los Angeles

Albert Chu (L) and Patricia Huang (R) stand in front of Giant Boba Cup ahead of the unveiling ceremony at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California on August 3, 2013. (626 Night Market)
Lifestyle

It's time to think big or #DRINKBIG. Learn about how 626 Night Market's Patricia Huang and Albert Chu constructed the world's largest boba cup in two months.