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Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith speaks about the future of rising Asian nations at in Mumbai on Dec. 9, 2011. (12 min., 5 sec.)
Stephen Smith Stresses Cooperation with Rising Asian Nations
Australian Defence Minister addresses shared maritime security challenges, the rise of China and Australia's recent decision to allow uranium sales to India. more
Highlights from biographer Deborah Baker's talk in Mumbai on Nov. 26, 2011. (10 min., 14 sec.)
A Convert's Tale of Exile and Extremism
Deborah Baker recounts how Margaret Marcus of Larchmont became Maryam Jameelah of Lahore, one of the most trenchant voices of Islam's argument with the West. more

Asia 21 Fellows Reflect on the Future of Asia's Rise

Asia 21 Fellows reflect on the challenges faced by young leaders in Asia at the 2011 Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit more

Madhur Jaffrey: 'Cooking and Screaming' into the Writing Life

Authors Madhur Jaffrey, Mohsid Hamid, and Nina Godiwalla offer some insights into their careers at "Mumbai Fully Booked: The Times of India Literary Carnival." more
L to R: Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo with Omkar Goswami, Founder and Chairman of (CERG) Advisory, Jim Shapiro, Head of Market Development of the Bombay Stock Exchange, Intellecap CEO Krishan Sree Kumar and ASIC Executive Director Bunty Chand in Mumbai on Nov. 8, 2011.
Understanding the Poor to Help the Poor
The authors of "Poor Economics" explain what measures actually help lift people out of poverty, and how many such efforts are wasted because of a lack of understanding of the poor. more
Highlights from Peter van der Veer's talk in Mumbai on Oct. 4, 2011. (5 min., 11 sec.)
Shanghai, Mumbai and Urban Realities
Differences between Shanghai and Mumbai reflect policies of their respective countries, argues Dutch expert. more

Chandran Nair: 'Consume More!... and Reduce Emissions, Too'

'Consumptionomics' author Chandran Nair explains Asia's role in the climate change debate. more
In Mumbai on Oct. 1, Anand Chulani speaks about his experiences using comedy to overcome conflict, such as persuading Israeli and Palestinian youth to work together as "ambassadors of peace." (3 min., 35 sec.)
Comedy Overcoming Conflict, in Asia and Beyond
Comedian Anand Chulani shares his first-hand experience of how laughter can help resolve social tensions. more
In Mumbai on Sept. 22, 2011, Chandran Nair argues that a Western model of consumption-led economic growth can't be replicated in Asia. (4 min., 11 sec.)
Cutting Consumption to Save the Planet
Chandran Nair notes the irony of Asians' being expected to consume more but reduce emissions at the same time. more
(Image courtesy Teach for India.)
Inspiration from--and from within--the Indian education system. more