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Interview: The Story Behind 'Poetry of the Taliban'

A young Afghan boy smells a flower in the Oshay Bazaar, Uruzgan province, Afghanistan, April 26, 2011. (DVIDSHUB/Flickr)
Arts

Two Kandahar-based researchers have complied an anthology of poems by the Afghan Taliban exploring a wide range of themes from "unrequited love and bloody vengeance" to "religion and nationalism, even a desire for non-violence."

Photo of the Day: Protecting the Peepers in Pondicherry

Multimedia

An old man poses for the camera in his stylish sunglasses in Pondicherry, India in November 2011. (Lokyaziis/Flickr)

Interview: Ian Johnson on China's Caves, Politics and Air Quality

Ian Johnson in Beijing in 1984, before the city's air pollution got to him. (Hong Kong Economic Journal)
Lifestyle

Asia Society Associate Fellow Jeffrey Wasserstrom caught up with the Pulitzer Prize-winning Beijing-based journalist in advance of his June 21 appearance at Asia Society New York.

An Absent Presence: How China's Netizens Commemorated an Important Anniversary

 A particularly empty image of Beijing's Chang'an Avenue. (Sina Weibo)
Lifestyle

Popular social media websites like Sina Weibo have become the frontline of a virtual showdown between censors and aggrieved netizens every June 4 in China, writes Sun Yunfan.

Photo of the Day: Waning Beauty of Dal Lake in Kashmir

Multimedia

A woman rows her shikara through the heavily polluted waters of Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir on May 20, 2012. (Jarjan/Flickr)

Watch: Trailers For Seven New York Japan CineFest Films

A scene from director Ken Ochiai's Frog in the Well (2010).
Multimedia

Presented by Asia Society New York and Mar Creation on June 8, 2012, the New York Japan CineFest will feature seven award-winning live action and animated shorts with the filmmakers in attendance.

Photo of the Day: Artist at Work in Japan

Multimedia

Japanese artist Takeo Ogama at the Design Festa in Japan on May 22, 2012. (Demipoulpe/Flickr)

Video: James Fallows on the 'Chinese Dream' vs. the 'American Dream'

Policy

Journalist James Fallows compares the 'American Dream' with the 'Chinese Dream,' and examines the significance of the arrival of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng in the U.S.

After 'Initial Assault on the Senses' the Real India Lingers in 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'

Judi Dench in 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.'
Arts

The new movie 'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' begins on a voyeuristic note but eventually digs much deeper.

 

Hot Air? Beijing Slams Foreign Embassies' Monitoring of Air Pollution

Beijing's skies on June 19 and June 22, 2009. (Beijing Air)
Lifestyle

The information the U.S. shares on air quality in China has a lot of value, even if it isn’t the most precise or comprehensive, writes Michael Zhao.