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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?

Is India Entering a Period of Darkness?

<i>Such a Long Journey</i> by Rohinton Mistry
Policy

Mumbai University bans Rohinton Mistry's book "Such a Long Journey" after Shiv Sena members predictably protest against its "derogatory" references to them.

Photo of the Day: Marine Life in Hong Kong

Multimedia

A woman looks at Brown sea nettle jellyfish at a marine themed park in Hong Kong on October 20, 2010.

Asia's Biggest Challenges Today

Participants at the 2010 Williamsburg Conference learn about rice planting.
Sustainability

Recent disasters have caused concerns regarding the challenges that Asia will face with the coming of climate change and possible food security issues.

What About China?

A Chinese miner takes a break as he unloads coal from a train in Hefei, in eastern China's Anhui province on August 4, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Business

While the world cheered the dramatic rescue of miners in Chile, China's trapped miners were underground and under-reported.

Photo of the Day: Real-Life Anime

Multimedia

An actor performs during a premiere for the media of the Japan Anime Live event, made and performed by the Japanese creators of the Manga and Anime series on October 19, 2010 in Rome.

Korea Wave Washes Over Indian Region

Lifestyle

Manipur, India has fallen in love with Korean pop culture.

Take a Deep Breath! New York vs. Beijing

A split screen from China Green shows the difference between a good day and a bad day for Beijing's air (Lin Yang)
Lifestyle

Which city has the bluest skies? 

Friends with Pervez?

Your friend Pervez (facebook.com)
Policy

His return to power is far from assured, but one thing former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf may have going for him are his many friends...on Facebook.

Facebook hoping to friend 1.3B Chinese

Facebook's founder is studying Chinese, hoping he'll be able to learn how to make his country a success in China