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New Report Takes on Racist Rhetoric Among US Politicians

Cover of SAALT's report,
Policy

The South Asian Americans Leading Together releases a report tracking racist rhetoric against South Asians in American political discourse since 9/11.

POLICY UPDATE: How Should the U.S. Respond to Burma’s Upcoming Elections?

Votes queue to collect their ballot papers during a demonstration of how to vote in Naypyidaw. (Soe Than Win/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

In advance of Burma’s elections on 7 November, the first in 20 years, the Asia Society has just released a Burma Task Force Report Update.

Is the Food You're Eating Really Authentic?

Pad Thai. (Image via Wikipedia)
Lifestyle

Here's a post you'll probably enjoy reading because it's about food. Delicious, Asian food. But think about it: Is the food we enjoy from Asia really even from Asia?

Photo of the Day: A Korean Peacekeeper Displays Skills

Multimedia

A South Korean peacekeeping soldier with the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) displays his skills during a parade at their base in the southern Lebanese town of Tayr Dibba on October 27, 2010.

Shoes, Complaints Hurled at Former Australian PM

Policy

Former Australian PM John Howard found himself dodging tough questions as well as flying footwear during a live TV broadcast yesterday.

For Indonesians, Mother Nature Strikes Again

A car is covered with ash from the erupting Mount Merapi volcano at Kaliurang village in Sleman, on October 26, 2010 near Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Indonesia was struck by a tsunami caused by a 7.7 magnitude undersea earthquake late Monday. More than 270 deaths have been reported in the state of Sumatra.

Ten villages near the Mentawai islands were hit by a 3 meter (10 foot) high wave, leaving many missing. Relief efforts have been delayed due to damage and rough weather.

Photo of the Day: China's Fashion on Cloud 9

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Three models walk the runway during KAVON He Shujun 2011 S/S Collection at China Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 on October 26, 2010 in Beijing, China.

Indian Bill Gates Launches Billion Dollar Endowment Fund

Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro, India, at the Annual Meeting 2009 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 31, 2009. (Image via Wikipedia)
Policy

What does India need to do to diminish the divide between social classes?

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.