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What Does the BJP's Big Win Mean for India? Experts Weigh In

BJP supporters dance as they set off crackers as poll results come in at the party's headquarters on May 16, 2014 in Ahmedabad, India. Early indications from the Indian election results show Mr Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party was ahead in 277 of India's 543 constituencies where over 550 million votes were made, making it the largest election in history. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Asia Society experts and fellows comment on what the election results mean and what they’ll be watching for as the BJP government assumes power and begins implementing its agenda.

Photos: A Final Look at Tibet's Densatil Monastery Before Exhibition Closes

Photograph by Pietro Francesco Mele, 1948. © Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zürich, VMZ 402.00.0498.
Arts

In 1948, an Italian photographer gave the world a privileged glimpse inside the storied Densatil Monastery in central Tibet. Asia Society Museum exhibition closes Sunday, May 18.

Photo of the Day: Surrounded by Greenery in Bangladesh

Three boats float in the middle of a green paddy field in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh on March 27, 2014. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)
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Three boats float in the middle of a green paddy field in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh on March 27, 2014. (Rakib Hasan Sumon/Flickr)

Listen: Why China Thinks the US Isn't Neutral in the South China Sea

Philippine and U.S. marines ride on a boat as they prepare to land on a beach facing the South China Sea during a beach assault exercises in San Antonio town, Zambales province on May 9, 2014. Scores of U.S. and Filipino marines launched mock assaults on a South China Sea beach in the Philippines on May 9 in war games aimed at honing the allies' combat skills. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Dr. Wu Xinbo, Director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University, discussed the disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea, President Obama’s recent trip to Asia, and the state of U.S.-China relations.

Why India Matters, With or Without Modi

BJP leader Narendra Modi waves to supporters after voting at a polling station on April 30, 2014 in Ahmedabad, India. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Policy

India remains "a great long term bet" regardless of who is elected Prime Minister, and the U.S. government and private sector should maintain their commitment to the country, argues Anubhav Gupta with the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Photo of the Day: Sunbathing in Japan

A cat relaxes in the sun in Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on April 18, 2014. (かがみ~/Flickr)
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A cat relaxes in the sun in Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan on April 18, 2014. (かがみ~/Flickr)

How Smartphones Helped Empower and Enfranchise Afghanistan's Voters

An Afghan woman takes a photograph with her mobile phone at an election rally in Jalalabad on February 18, 2014. Smartphone technology, writes Ahmad Shuja, played a vital role in ensuring a free and fair election for Afghanistan in April 2014. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)
Current AffairsPolicy

Two public service tech projects allowed Afghans — men and women, urban and rural, educated and illiterate — to participate in and strengthen the April 2014 national election.

Photo of the Day: Fishy Business in the Philippines

Rows of fish are neatly organized to dry in the sun in San Joaquin, Iloilo, Philippines on May 2, 2014. (Eduardo S. Seastres)
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Rows of fish are neatly organized to dry in the sun in San Joaquin, Iloilo, Philippines on May 2, 2014. (Eduardo S. Seastres)

How You Can Help Afghanistan's Landslide Victims

Afghan villagers search through dirt and debris at the scene in the landslide-hit Aab Bareek village in Argo district of Badakhshan on May 5, 2014. At least 300 were killed, and officials warned the death toll could rise by hundreds more. (Farshad Usyan/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

As Afghanistan reels from a devastating natural disaster, members of Asia Society's Afghanistan 21 Young Leaders Initiative are actively involved in coordinating relief efforts.

Photo of the Day: Herding Yaks in China

Mother and daughter, Kyrgyz nomads, herd yaks at Lake Karakul, Xinjiang Province, China in September 2013. (Gaik Ping Ooi)
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Mother and daughter, Kyrgyz nomads, herd yaks at Lake Karakul, Xinjiang Province, China in September 2013. (Gaik Ping Ooi)