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New US Envoy Heads to Pakistan and Afghanistan

Policy An outline of some of the challenges facing the late Richard Holbrooke's successor.

Indians Worldwide Fondly Remember 'Uncle Pai'

Amar Chitra Katha's adaptation of the <em>Bhagavad Gita</em> is one of its perennial best-sellers.
Arts

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MUMBAI, February 28, 2011 - Anant Pai, creator of India's hugely popular Amar Chitra Katha comics, passed away here on February 24, at the age of 81.

Democracy is More Than Just Deposing a Dictator

Military personnel re-enact the scene of the 1986 People Power revolution where civilians showed their support to military personnel who revolted against the Philippine dictator Marcos during the 25th anniversary of the People Power revolution in Manila on February 25, 2011. (Ted Aljibe/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The overthrow of a tyrant is probably only the beginning of a series of upheavals and crises

Asia Society Salutes Jafar Panahi, Silenced Iranian Auteur

<i>Offside</i> (2006), directed by Jafar Panahi, screening at Asia Society New York on Feb. 26, 2011. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Arts

Iran's Jafar Panahi is honored with a retrospective at Asia Society New York. 

'Failed Policies' to Blame for Food Shortages, Expert Argues in WSJ

Business

Asia Society Food Security Task Force advisor reiterates his call for more investment in agriculture.

Indonesia, Not Iran, Holds Lessons for Egypt

Asia Society Associate Fellow Ann Marie Murphy.
Policy

Since Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resigned in the face of widespread demonstrations, attention has shifted to what comes next.

Live Webcast: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Asia Society

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will appear live on AsiaSociety.org/Live on Friday, Feb. 18 at 1:00 pm ET. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Policy

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will speak at Asia Society in New York this Friday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. Join the discussion online.

East Meets West: Buddhist Meditation Flourishes at Notorious Alabama Prison

Scene from the documentary <i>Dhamma Brothers</i>, directed by Jenny Phillips (see below).
Lifestyle

At a maximum-security prison outside of Birmingham, Vipassana meditation has been introduced to inmates to dramatic results.

Egypt's Revolt, Part II: A Role Model in India?

Policy

In light of the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia and Egypt, pundits across India are questioning whether similar protests can happen in India, where statistics of growth rate, inflation, and unemployment bear similarities.

Egypt's Revolt: The Indonesia Analogy

Policy

Since Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resigned in the face of widespread demonstrations, attention has shifted to what comes next.