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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.

Photo of the Day: Telling Them Who is Boss in India

A bearded man with a  turban and dark glasses in Orchha, India on August 3, 2013. (Andrea Kirby/Flickr)
Multimedia

A bearded man with a turban and dark glasses in Orchha, India on August 3, 2013. (Andrea Kirby/Flickr)

Interview: Western Convert on the 6 Types of Chinese Hard Liquor You Should Try

(The Gonger/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

The famously strong Chinese liquor could soon be selling in the United States — but who will buy it? One Western convert offers his top recommendations.

Photo of the Day: Mother and Child in Bangladesh

A mother and child anxiously wait for business in Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 26, 2013. (Sudipta Arka Das/Flickr)
Multimedia

A mother and child anxiously wait for business in Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 26, 2013. (Sudipta Arka Das/Flickr)

Interview: 'Noodle Road' Author Travels Silk Road on Journey Through Pasta's Past

Lifestyle

After eating her way from China to Italy, chef and author Jen Lin-Liu says that "one of the most alluring things about noodles" is "how varied they are."

Interview: Ashoka Fellow Jane Leu Brings Social Sector Expertise to the Philippines

Jane Leu. (Twyla David)
Business

The Smarter Good CEO talks about helping to develop social entrepreneurship and enterprise in Southeast Asia. In-person appearance at Asia Society Philippines Center on Wednesday, August 14.