Asia Society Director for Performing Arts and Programs Rachel Cooper was honored with an award yesterday at the Fourth Annual Iftar Dinner, a celebration of Ramadan that brings together leading members of New York's Muslim community.
Dr. Geet Chainani is an American born in India, raised in New York City, trained as a medical doctor in the Caribbean, treating families in the tent cities of the flood waters of the Indus River, upstream from Karachi.
UPDATE: Ai Weiwei appears to be testing his limits again. The artist — supposedly banned from Twitter by the Chinese government — sent out two short tweets today (or someone using his account sent them out). The first tweet said 问个好吧。(Let's say hi.) and the second tweet said 嗯，抱抱。安 (Ah, hugs. Peace.).
In May, Asia Society brought the Jogja Hip Hop Foundation — the foremost hip hop group in Indonesia — to New York to perform their unique blend of ultra-modern hip hop beats and protest lyrics, mixed with traditional Javanese spells, wishes and poetry.
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