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Questioning Racial Identity in a New Zealand Beauty Pageant

Jacinta Lal gives a speech at Miss IndiaNZ beauty pageant upon winning the coveted title.
Lifestyle

What does it mean to look Indian?

The World's Biggest Movie Star is a Man You Don't Know...Yet

Fans tie a sweet lemon garland onto a cut out of Tamil film actor Rajinikanth on the release of his latest film, <i>Endhiran</i> (<i>Robot</i>), in Chennai on October 1, 2010. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Meet Rajnikanth, the toughest man in Tamil Nadu.

Indian Billionaire Builds World's Most Expensive Home

Indian industrialist Mukesh Ambani (L) poses with his wife Neeta Ambani at an awards ceremony in Mumbai on March 10, 2010. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Mukesh Ambani has built a 27-story state-of-the-art residence in the heart of Mumbai worth $1 billion, despite the Prime Minister's call for "moderation".

Photo of the Day: Commonwealth Games Come to a Fiery End

Multimedia

Indian dancers perform during the closing ceremony of the XIX Commonwealth Games at Jawarharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on October 14, 2010.

A Dangerous Disconnect in US-Pakistan Relations

A Pakistani paramilitary soldier stands guard in front of burning NATO supplies oil tankers following a gunmen attack in Quetta on October 6, 2010. (Banaras Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Suspicion and mistrust on both sides.

The Musical History of Pakistan

Pakistani female students enjoy the performance of the band Overload during a concert in Kinnaird women's college in Lahore on Feb. 6, 2010. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

A fan's tour through seven decades of musical tradition... with video.

Kyrgyzstan Votes

Kyrgyz women cast their votes at a polling station during the parliamentary elections in the village of Koy-Tash, some 15kms from Bishkek, on October 10, 2010. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

An orderly election in this Central Asian republic offers cause for measured optimism, says Philip Shishkin.

Photo of the Day: A Pre-Match Massage in Pakistan's Punjab

Multimedia

A Pakistani wrestler or 'Pahalwan', receives massage treatment after a match at a wrestling pit in Lahore, Pakistan on October 10, 2010.

Happy Hangul Day!

Spectators gather at a statue of King Sejong in Seoul after a ceremony marking the 563rd anniversary of the creation of the Korean alphabet on October 9, 2009.(PARK JI-HWAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

October 9 commemorates the invention of the Korean alphabet in 1446.

Asia Society Experts Featured in New PBS Series on World Art

Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai is featured on the new PBS program <i>Art Through Time: A Global View</i>.
Arts

TV series that looks at works of art from around the world and explores ways people throughout history have visually articulated their basic political, spiritual, and social values.