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In Malaysia, A Film for and by the Online Masses

Arts

A group of independent filmmakers in Malaysia has undertaken a project to produce a completely crowd-sourced movie they have entitled Your Grandfather's Road.

The iPad Can't Do What?!

A customer buys an iPad at the Apple store in Shanghai on September 17, 2010. Apple officially launched its iPad in China, a sure-fire winner, analysts say, even though Chinese customers have been able to buy the tablet computer on the grey market for months. (Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

If you've been following this blog, you're probably aware that Japan has been providing their prized sumo wrestlers with iPads so their beefy fingers can easily punch in keys on a large screen. But its neighbor China, after successfully launching Apple's latest gadget, seems to be skeptical of the device.

Photo of the Day: A Flying Shaolin

Multimedia

A young Chinese Shaolin monk leaps through the air, as he performs for visitors during a kungfu festival at the temple in Henan province, China, on October 24, 2010.

'Undesired' Women in India

Multimedia

A powerful new documentary tells of forced abortions, neglect, murder ...  and a few courageous Indian women working to confront a widespread problem.

'Yellow Peril' Lives on in US Campaign Ads

Policy

Should America really fear China?

The New Face of American Aid

Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), at Asia Society's New York headquarters on August 19, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

The New York Times has just run an enlightening profile of Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the highest-ranking Indian-American ever to serve in the US government.

Australia, Asia, and Asylum Seekers

Sri Lankan asylum seekers engage in a hunger strike after their boat broke down on the way to Australia's Christmas Island on October 16, 2009 in Indonesia. (Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)
Policy

Australia faces both fortune, in the form of iron ores and a booming mining industry, and challenges, from illegal immigration from asylum seekers of Asia.

Photo of the Day: Vietnam Floods Claim North-South Railway

Lifestyle

A portion of the North-South railway has been destroyed by recent floods in Vu Quang district, central province of Ha Tinh on October 22, 2010.

Photo of the Day: Indian Voter Holds ID Card

An Indian voter holds her identity card at a polling station in India's Bihar state on October 21, 2010. (DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

An Indian voter holds her identity card while in a queue at a polling station in Thakurganj village in India's Bihar state on October 21, 2010.

Profit Motive in Microfinance: A Debate

<i>A Fistful of Rice: My Unexpected Quest to End Poverty Through Profitability</i> by Vikram Akula. (Harvard Business Press, 2010)
Business

Is the creation of a large, for-profit enterprise the best way to take the benefits of microfinance to the millions of poor people who need it?