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Photos: Bustling Human Traffic Along a 'Mythical' Afghanistan-Pakistan Border

Everyday human traffic at Torkham, the busiest port of entry between Pakistan and Afghanistan. (Suchitra Vijayan)
Current AffairsMultimedia

Suchitra Vijayan's photos capture the bustling human activity at the busiest port of entry between Afghanistan and Pakistan, along "a frontier that at best is a geo-political myth."

Asia Society India Centre Offers Spectacular Art Getaway at 2013 Sharjah Biennial

Wael Shawky's
Arts

This weekend, Asia Society India Centre is offering exclusive, in-depth access to the Sharjah Biennial, one of the most important contemporary art venues in the Middle East.

Photo of the Day: Golden Eyes in Singapore

A Komainu or Lion Dog guards the entrance outside a Buddhist temple in Singapore on April 14, 2013. (Aural Asia/Flickr)
Multimedia

A Komainu or Lion Dog guards the entrance outside a Buddhist temple in Singapore on April 14, 2013. (Aural Asia/Flickr)

The Web Reacts: Earthquake Strikes Iran and Pakistan, Tremors Felt Around Asia

Al Jazeera's coverage of the Iran earthquake shows a map of the affected area, near the country's border with Pakistan.
Multimedia

Earlier today a powerful earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, struck southeastern Iran. Asia Society takes a look at the coverage of the news.

Photo of the Day: Cascading Falls in Thailand

Waterfalls flow down the cracks and crevices of rocks in Mae Hong Son, Thailand on April 15, 2013. (frostis/Flickr)
Multimedia

Waterfalls flow down the cracks and crevices of rocks in Mae Hong Son, Thailand on April 15, 2013. (frostis/Flickr)

Asia Society Hong Kong Artist Talk Showcases Japanese Painter Hiroshi Senju

Painter Hiroshi Senju at work, from his video profile. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8SP7tbMRCCQ#!)
Arts

This Wednesday, Asia Society Hong Kong offers a chance to hear renowned contemporary artist Hiroshi Senju discuss his career and creative vision.

Book Excerpt: 'The Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42'

American edition of
Arts

A cautionary tale of 19th-century imperial hubris that still resonates today. In-person appearances by William Dalrymple upcoming at Asia Society New York and Asia Society Northern California.

Video: Ambassador Saran Reaffirms Indian Commitment to Afghanistan

India's Shyam Saran speaking at Asia Society Washington on April 12, 2013.
Policy

Speaking at Asia Society Washington, Indian diplomat Shyam Saran emphatically reiterated India's commitment to Afghanistan's peace process and its confidence in Afghan security forces.

Photo of the Day: A Pink Spectacle in Japan

A tree branch staggers under the weight of beautiful pink blooms in Fukushima, Japan on April 13, 2013. (shin--k/Flickr)
Multimedia

A tree branch staggers under the weight of beautiful pink blooms in Fukushima, Japan on April 13, 2013. (shin--k/Flickr)

Book Excerpt: 'Shanghai Gone' Depicts a City Consuming Its Own Past and People

Policy

Qin Shao's wrenching new study of a frantically developing Shanghai introduces the concept of "domicide" — the eradication of a home against the will of its dwellers.