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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

Anand Chulani, Comic Ambassador

"Inspiration Comedian" Anand Chulani, defusing conflict with laughter. more

Interview with Jitish Kallat

Indian artist Jitish Kallat talks about his latest museum projects. more
Rahul Mehrotra discusses the impact of globalization on India's built environment. (9 min., 14 sec.)
Rahul Mehrotra's 'Landscape of Pluralism'
Rahul Mehrotra, in conversation with Naresh Fernandes, provides an illustrated study of the architecture of post-1990 India. more

Ashis Nandy and India's 'Radical Diversities'

Highlights: Scholar Ashis Nandy argues for a new kind of cosmopolitanism and a rejection of "internalized" colonial values. more
Highlights from Ashis Nandy's talk in Mumbai on Sept. 8, 2011. (11 min., 26 sec.)
Ashis Nandy on 'Asian Cosmopolitanism'
A leading post-colonial scholar outlines a potential future for Asia in which diverse cultures can co-exist. more