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Book Excerpt: 'The Story of My Assassins' by Tarun Tejpal

Tarun J. Tejpal (R), author of 'The Story of My Assassins.' (Shailendra Pandey)
Arts

In this excerpt from a tense new Indian crime thriller, a crusading journalist's life comes under threat. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on October 4, 2012.

Gallery: Nature's Wrath Devastates Asia

A soaking wet child sits on a post on a flooded street in suburban Manila on August 8, 2012. (Jay Directo/AFP/GettyImages)
Multimedia

A string of floods from torrential rain devastates numerous nations in Asia in the past week.

Photo of the Day: A Withered Beauty in Indonesia

An old villager in Lombok, Indonesia on May 26, 2012. (Alex Hanoko/Flickr)
Multimedia

An old villager in Lombok, Indonesia on May 26, 2012. (Alex Hanoko/Flickr)

Chinese Hurdler Liu Xiang Stumbles Again at Olympics; Twitter, Weibo React

Liu Xiang of China sits on the track after getting injured in the Men's 110m Hurdles Round 1 Heats on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Lifestyle At the 110-meter men's hurdles heats at the 2012 Olympics Games in London, Chinese favorite Liu Xiang — a one-time Olympic champion, world champion and world record holder — stumbled yet again, failing to get over even the first hurdle.

The Rehabilitation of Pearl Buck

Pearl S. Buck by Freeman Elliot. Oil on canvas, 1964. (Pearl S. Buck International)
Arts

We revisit the history of writer Pearl Buck, who catapulted into international celebrity (and a Nobel Prize in Literature) virtually overnight from obscurity and semi-poverty.

Gallery/Interview: Photographer Documents 'Raw Nature of Things' in Northeast India

Buddhist students burn their kindergarten notebooks as they prepare to go to first grade. (Sai Abishek)
Multimedia

Sai Abishek captures people's everyday lifestyle in Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.

Photo of the Day: A Long Trek in Vietnam

A woman and children with a bucket on a walk in Moc Chau, Vietnam on February 12, 2012. (Mjnh Nguyen/Flickr)
Multimedia

A woman and children with a bucket on a walk in Moc Chau, Vietnam on February 12, 2012. (Mjnh Nguyen/Flickr)

Multimedia: Lukewarm Reactions for Singapore's Latest National Theme Song

Singapore getting ready for National Day on August 9 with trial runs of its fireworks and lights. (acdovier/Flickr)
Multimedia

For a song that's supposed to unite the nation and foster patriotic spirit, Singapore's 2012 National Day song has elicited a tepid response.

Photo of the Day: Floating in the Clouds in Taipei

A view of Taipei City from above the clouds on March 1, 2012. (Max Chu/Flickr)
Multimedia

A view of Taipei City from above the clouds on March 1, 2012. (Max Chu/Flickr)

Vishakha Desai: 'Senseless' Sikh Temple Shooting Shows 'We Have a Long Way to Go'

People console each other at the command center near the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on August 6, 2012. Yesterday a gunman fired upon people at a service in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, killing at least six. (Darren Hauk/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai responds to the tragic Sunday morning shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.