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Egypt's Revolt, Part II: A Role Model in India?

Policy

In light of the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia and Egypt, pundits across India are questioning whether similar protests can happen in India, where statistics of growth rate, inflation, and unemployment bear similarities.

Egypt's Revolt: The Indonesia Analogy

Policy

Since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned in the face of widespread demonstrations, attention has shifted to what comes next.

New Film 'Dhobi Ghat' Has Mumbaikars Buzzing

Poster art for Kiran Rao's <i>Dhobi Ghat</i> (2011).
Arts

A new film has Mumbaikars buzzing about the way they're portrayed onscreen.

Five Books to Pick Up If You're Headed to China

Evan Osnos at Asia Society New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Lifestyle

Planning a trip to China? New Yorker correspondent and Asia Society award winner Evan Osnos recommends the best five books for the discerning traveler—from our friends at The Browser.

Should Australia Sell Uranium to Energy-Hungry India?

Policy

Revelations of secret negotiations.

Suu Kyi's Party Urges West to Keep Myanmar Sanctions

Myanmar's newly-released opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi (C) smiles as she arrives at the National League for Democracy (NLD) headquarters in Yangon on November 15, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Myanmar’s leading opposition figure, Aung San Suu Kyi, and her party, Burma’s National League for Democracy (NLD), call for the continuation of Western sanctions against the country.

Watching Cairo from Kabul and Karachi

At least a million protestors sing Egypt's national anthem at Sidi Gaber, Alexandria on February 1, 2011. (Al Jazeera English)
Policy

The spectacular developments in Egypt are being projected and interpreted in Asia in a variety of ways.

Ridding India of Firenghis? New Visa Policy Ousts Foreigners Earning Less Than $25k

Policy

The Indian government recently began enforcing a mandate that foreign nationals working in the country must earn above $25,000.

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim on Lessons for Asia from Egypt and Tunisia

Malaysia's opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim to speak at Asia Society in New York on February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm ET. Tune in for free live webcast.
Policy

Malaysia's opposition leader to speak at Asia Society in New York. 

Indonesian Sex Tape Scandal and Morality in Asia

Indonesian Muslim group members clash with supporters of Indonesian rock star Nazril Ariel     outside the court house in West Java on January 31, 2011 after it was announced that he would serve three and a half years in jail over sex tapes. (Bay Ismoyo /AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

One of Southeast Asia's biggest rock stars, Nazril ''Ariel'' Irham, was sentenced to three and a half years in jail and fined US $27,692 on Monday, over personal sex videos.