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Interview: Indian Election Results a 'Rejection' of Gandhi-Nehru Dynasty

India's Samjwati Party (SP) workers celebrate their victory in the state elections at their party office in New Delhi on March 6, 2012. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

"The family has a tough way forward in gaining popular confidence," says political analyst Yashwant Deshmukh. "However, that’s the only way they can cling to power, that is, gaining people’s confidence."

Interview: Syracuse Talks Show North Korea Wants to 'Engage the World in a New Way'

This undated picture, released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 10, 2012 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waving his hand on a naval vessel as he inspects Korean People's Army Navy Unit 123 honored with the title of O Jung Hup-led Seventh Regiment at undisclosed place in North Korea. (KNS/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Charles K. Armstrong says a conference attended by a North Korea nuclear envoy showed the country is continuing to implement, and even accelerating negotiation efforts put in motion before the death of Kim Jong Il.

Photo of the Day: Angkor Wat at Dusk

Multimedia

Angkor Wat at dusk on March 11, 2012 in Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia. (mr. Wood /Flickr)

Afghanistan Civilian Killings Give Taliban 'Forum' to Align With Afghan Public

U.S. soldiers keep watch at the entrance of a military base near Alkozai village following the shooting of Afghan civilians allegedly committed by a rogue U.S. soldier in Panjwayi district, Kandahar province on March 11, 2012. (Jangir/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

A U.S. sergeant's slaying of 16 Afghan civilians could not only stall U.S. efforts to negotiate with the Taliban, but give the group more public support ahead of U.S. combat troop withdrawal next year, according to Asia Society experts.

Watch: Japanese Punk Band Becomes Voice of 'Generation Fukushima'

A screenshot of the Frying Dutchman video for
Arts

The Kyoto-based band's spoken-word song "humanERROR" has turned into an anthem of sorts for Japan's traditionally apolitical youth.

Interview: Akash Kapur on Making Sense of India's Transformation

Indian-American writer Akash Kapur speaks about reacquainting himself with India as the country undergoes rapid social and economic development.

Interview: Photographer Palani Mohan Captures Hong Kong on iPhone [Photos]

Multimedia "Walking the city with only a mobile phone makes you invisible as a photographer, enabling you to get close to your subject," he said.

Photos: John Lennon Made From Thousands of Paper Cranes in Japan

A John Lennon mural made from more than 10,000 origami cranes at the train station in Kagoshima, Japan. (Michael McAteer)
Multimedia An 8th grade class in Kagoshima, Japan created a John Lennon mural using 10,656 origami "peace cranes."

Interview: Sunada Mami on Filming Her Father's Final Days [Images/Video]

Sunada Tomoaki in a still from his daughter's documentary film about his death. (Bitters End, Inc.)
Arts

Sunada’s directorial debut Death of a Japanese Salesman (2011) opens Asia Society New York’s new film series Extreme Private Ethos: Japanese Documentaries on March 10.

Interview: Sai Abishek Captures Daily Life in Nepal [Photos]

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Travel photographer and self-styled "outsider" Sai Abishek captures daily life in Nepal, in both its rural and urban manifestations.