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Video: The Evolution of Arif Lohar

Arif Lohar's Caravanserai concert at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, Rhode Island on March 18, 2012. (Ehsun Mirza/Arts Midwest/Flickr)
Arts

Compelling music videos trace the changes in Arif Lohar's sound and personal style over the years. Tune in for a live webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live of his Asia Society New York performance next Saturday, April 28, at 8:00 pm ET.

Photo of the Day: Water vs. Coca Cola in India

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A refreshing drink of water in Pushkar, India in April, 2012. (forgivenprodigalson /Flickr)

Expert: India Missile Launch Part of 'Longstanding' Strategy, Not Threat to China

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (L) with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Sanya, China on Apr. 13, 2011. Both India and China declined to link India's missile test on Apr. 19, 2012 with the state of their relations. (Nelson Ching/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, foreign editor of the Hindustan Times and Asia Society associate fellow, argues that India's test of a long-range missile this week isn't a signal of deteriorating relations with China.

Photo of the Day: Water Calligraphy in China

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A calligrapher creates ephemeral street art with water in China on on November 30, 2011. (JMaurits van Heusden /Flickr)

Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Named to Time Magazine '100 Most Influential' List

Documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, just named one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people, speaking at Asia Society New York on Mar. 5, 2012. (Suzanna Finley/Asia Society)
Arts

Documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, an Asia Society Asia 21 Fellow in 2011, was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people for "shaping the dialogue" in Pakistan.

Photo of the Day: The Tehran Version of Street Art

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Outside an art gallery in Tehran, Iran on March 30, 2012. (Ariel López /Flickr)

Interview: Genocide Survivor Loung Ung Reclaims Life, and Light, in New Memoir

Loung Ung, author of the memoir
Arts

"You can be OK too," says the acclaimed memoirist and survivor of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge. "I'm not saying it will be easy, but you can be OK too."

Photo of the Day: Beautiful Obsolescence in Japan

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Honda Sky scooter, a few years out of service, Hakone Yumoto, Japan on April 5, 2012. (Reed George /Flickr)

Vishakha Desai: Rising Asia Must Forge Path for More Women to Lead

Delegates convene at the 2011 Women Leaders of New Asia conference in Singapore. (Asia Society)
Policy

Asian countries must work to ensure that women are key players in the region's rapid growth, write Asia Society President Vishakha Desai and National University of Singapore Vice-Dean Astrid S. Tuminez.

Victor Cha: U.S. Gloats Over North Korea's 'Failed Sputnik' at Its Own Peril

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un salutes as he watches a military parade in Pyongyang on Apr. 15, 2012, two days after a North Korean rocket apparently exploded within minutes of blastoff and plunged into the sea. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

North Korea's failed satellite launch last week doesn't mean the hermit kingdom won't try, and succeed, in the future, according to one of George W. Bush's Asia advisers.