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Photo of the Day: A Wrinkled Smile in India

An elderly man twirls his mustache while winking at the camera in Jaisalmer, India on March 27, 2015. (Timo/Flickr)
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An elderly man twirls his mustache while winking at the camera in Jaisalmer, India on March 27, 2015. (Timo/Flickr)

Slideshow: Naoya Hatakeyama's 'Personal Landscapes' of Post-Earthquake Japan

May 2, 2011 from the ‘Rikuzentakada’ series. (Naoya Hatakeyama)
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"It has changed the way I think about time and history," photographer Naoya Hatakeyama said of his frequent trips to his tsunami-ravaged hometown to photograph the transformed landscape.

Interview: Racism, Sexism, and The Need for a New Way of Talking About Tibet

Reporter Jocelyn Ford and Zanta, the subject of her film, stand on a Beijing overpass. (Jocelyn Ford)
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Jocelyn Ford, director of Nowhere to Call Home, discusses sexism in Tibet, how Han Chinese have reacted to depictions of racism in her film, and the surprising signals she’s received from Chinese authorities.

The Nepal Earthquake: How You Can Help

A Buddha statue is surrounded by debris from a collapsed temple in the UNESCO world heritage site of Bhaktapur on April 26, 2015 in Bhaktapur, Nepal. (Omar Havana/Getty Images)
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Asia Society is mobilizing its global network, asking that it pledge its support to the victims in Nepal in any way possible, writes Josette Sheeran.

Remembering Sabeen Mahmud, and Making Sure Her Voice is Not Silenced

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Asia Society's Tom Nagorski looks back at the life of Sabeen Mahmud, a member of the Asia 21 Young Leaders network who was tragically gunned down in Karachi on Friday.

Weekly Rewind: Online Matchmaking in India, 30,000 Selfies in Shenyang, and the Story of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

Video: Myanmar's Democratic and Economic Reforms Are 'Underappreciated'

(L to R) Tom Nagorski, Thant Myint-U, Tom Freston, and Priscilla Clapp discuss Myanmar's historic political and economic turnaround at Asia Society New York on April 21, 2015.
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In a discussion at Asia Society New York, Thant Myint-U, Priscilla Clapp, and Tom Freston argued that Myanmar has moved a long way toward a democratic system and an open economy since reforms began in 2011.

Photo of the Day: Dashing Through the Rain in Thailand

A motorcyclist speeds through a rainy, flooded street in Bangkok, Thailand on March 24, 2015. (Karl Grenet/Flickr)
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A motorcyclist speeds through a rainy, flooded street in Bangkok, Thailand on March 24, 2015. (Karl Grenet/Flickr)

#TBT: When Robert Frost Was a Featured Guest at an Asia Society Program in 1961

American poet Robert Frost, right, speaks with a guest at an homage to the Indian writer Sir Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) in an Asia Society-sponsored program held in New York’s Town Hall in 1961. (Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: American poet Robert Frost as a featured guest at an Asia Society event in 1961 honoring Sir Rabindranath Tagore.

Discover Your Myanmar Zodiac Sign With Our New Online Tool

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Are you a Dragon or a Guinea Pig? Is your planet Mars or Jupiter? And what does this all say about your personality? Use our interactive Myanmar astrology tool to find out.