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Photo of the Day: Organized Divinity in Singapore

Rows and rows of Buddha figurines lined up neatly in the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore on April 29, 2013. (kasei/Flickr)
Multimedia

Rows and rows of Buddha figurines lined up neatly in the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Singapore on April 29, 2013. (kasei/Flickr)

Interview: Pakistan's Premier Mountaineer on His Passion for Heights and Homeland

Nazir Sabir on K2, the second-highest mountain in the world, in northern Pakistan's Karakoram range. (Nazir Sabir)
Lifestyle

Renowned mountaineer Nazir Sabir, the first Pakistani to have climbed Mount Everest, talks candidly about his brushes with death and his love of the region he calls "the best-kept secret" in Asia.

In Viet Nam and Rest of 'Rising South,' Inequality Just One of Many New Challenges

A worker uses plastic flowers to build a display marking the 38th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War at a public park in the centre of Hanoi on April 24, 2013. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"A shift is upon us," writes Asia Society's Andrew Billo from Ho Chi Minh City, "but the global community is not yet managing it too well."

Photo of the Day: Perfect Rows of Purple in Japan

Lush wisteria blooms hang down in precision in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan on April 29, 2013. (GENuine1986/Flickr)
Multimedia

Lush wisteria blooms hang down in precision in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan on April 29, 2013. (GENuine1986/Flickr)

Why the World Should Help Mongolia Save Its Endangered Gobi Bear

The Mongolian Gobi Bear is one of the world's most endangered animal species. (Carlos Alperin/http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HruroJQijkY)
Sustainability

From Mongolia, a plea for the world community to join forces with the Mongolian government to save a unique, magnificent animal on the brink of extinction.

Photo of the Day: Heavenly Light Filters Through in India

A tree-lined path is illuminated by sunlight wafting through the branches in Mahabaleshwar, India on April 22, 2013. (supersam5/Flickr)
Multimedia

A tree-lined path is illuminated by sunlight wafting through the branches in Mahabaleshwar, India on April 22, 2013. (supersam5/Flickr)

'Kimchi Paradigm' Offers New Insights Into Success at Asian Women Leaders Conference

L to R: Jade Taihee Chung, Kalpana Raina, and Sheila Marcelo at Asia Society's Women Leaders of New Asia conference in New Delhi in April 2013. (WLNA)
Policy

At Asia Society's most recent WLNA summit, in New Delhi, participants learned how to capitalize on human variety to create teams that work effectively.

Photo of the Day: Emerging from the Mist in Hong Kong

The Star Ferry sails out of the fog covering the Hong Kong Central skyline on April 21, 2013. (Cody Wms/Flickr)
Multimedia

The Star Ferry sails out of the fog covering the Hong Kong Central skyline on April 21, 2013. (Cody Wms/Flickr)

Interview: Nepali Director Deepak Rauniyar on 'Highway' and a Conscious Cinema

Arts

Deepak Rauniyar's debut feature — screening at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City April 25 through May 1 — sets out a fresh new cinematic vision for Nepal.

Photo of the Day: Lush Green Steps in Vietnam

Deep green rice grass cover up staggering slops of a hill in Sinquyen, Vietnam on April 22, 1013. (Jeremy Weate/Flickr)
Multimedia

Deep green rice grass cover up staggering slops of a hill in Sinquyen, Vietnam on April 22, 1013. (Jeremy Weate/Flickr)