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Former Khmer Rouge Soldier Aki Ra Saves Each Day

Aki Ra, founder of Cambodia Landmine Museum. (Image via Wikipedia)
Lifestyle In this amazing tale of heroism, former Khmer Rouge conscripted child soldier, Aki Ra is now working to clear landmines in his native Cambodia, many of which he planted himself many years ago.

The Sufi and the Bearded Man

Arts

An unusual, unheard tale of a female, Muslim saint who traveled from the Middle East to seek knowledge and spread Islam in the island-state of Singapore, Siti Maryam's shrine in Singapore was recently bull-dozed despite protests from her followers.

Asia Society Fellow Mira Kamdar Assesses the Obama Agenda

Policy

Asia Society Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar appeared on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show earlier today to assess the likelihood of a lasting peace between India and Pakistan.

Photo of the Day: Molten Lava Over Mt. Merapi

Molten lava flows from the crater of Mount Merapi in central Java on November 2, 2010.
Lifestyle

Indonesia warned its most active volcano could continue erupting for months as 50,000 remained in temporary shelters and airlines cancelled flights over the disaster-hit nation.

Goodbye Indo-Pakistan Border Ceremony

Indian and Pakistan border guards display strengths at Wagah border's flag-lowering ceremony. (suz kosh/Flickr)
Policy The ceremony at Wagah, the only road border crossing between the two countries, is an adaptation of a simple military exercise that has become a spectacle over the last 60-plus years since independence was gained from the British.

Shifting Sands Make Beautiful Art at AS

Arts Over the weekend Asia Society hosted artist Joe Mangrum as part of the Family Day celebration of the festival of Diwali. Over the course of the afternoon, he created a beautiful rangoli out of colored sand on the floor of the lobby.

Japocalypse Watch: Metrosexuals Causing Economic Downfall?

A model shows off a Uniqlo T-shirt (UT) brand Japanese Manga Animation, 'One Piece' T-shirt during a photo session in Tokyo on April 15, 2010. (Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle While the United States suffers from a generation of 20-something college-graduated slackers, Japan sees its own share of underachievers too.

In Delhi's Prison, Business as Usual

Prisoners gathered at Tihar Jail, Delhi, India in October, 2007. (Stand Up and Take Action/Flickr)
Policy

Asia's largest prison, Delhi's Tihar Jail is notorious for its overcrowding and tough criminals, but a new business endeavor may help inmates with a sense of self-worth.

Taking its first step into online retailing, the Indian capital's Tihar Jail is offering goods over the Internet made by inmates, including murderers and kidnappers, producing a wide variety of baked goods, furniture, weaving, tailoring, oil extraction, paper, and shoes.

Photo of the Day: Monkey Business in Pakistan

An illegal street performer coaxes a goat to perform for children in the Sadiq Abad neighbourhood, Rawalpindi, Punjab province Pakistan on November 1, 2010.
Lifestyle

An illegal street performer coaxes a goat to perform for children in the Sadiq Abad neighbourhood, Rawalpindi, Punjab province Pakistan on November 1, 2010.

Holbrooke: Afghan Talks Not "Negotiation"

Policy

Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, the former Asia Society Chairman who is now the Obama administration's special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, spoke to NPR on Monday about the possibility of peace talks in Afghanistan.