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Manu Joseph on Democracy and Change in India

Manu Joseph on democracy, social movements and the future of legislation in India. more

Aung San Suu Kyi Tops Asia Blog's Person of the Year 2011 Poll

Aung San Suu Kyi, Japanese rescue crews and Ai Weiwei at the top of Asia's Person of the Year 2011 poll. more

Photo of the Day: He Loves Anna

A supporter of Indian activist Anna Hazare waves the national flag on the first day of Hazare's three-day fast at the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority recreation ground in Mumbai on December 27, 2011. more
Indians cheer at an Anna Hazare anti-corruption rally in New Delhi on Aug. 24, 2011. (India Kangaroo/Flickr)

2011: Three Big Stories Out of India You'll Hear More About in 2012

Corruption, agricultural woes and nuclear power will continue to roil India's body politic in the year ahead, according to Mira Kamdar. more
Real-life persons of the year? Rescue workers carry someone believed to be contaminated with radiation to a treatment center in Nihonmatsu city in Japan's Fukushima prefecture on Mar. 13, 2011. (Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images)

Poll: Who is Asia's Person of the Year?

Ai Weiwei and India's Anna Hazare are two plausible contenders — and so are the Japanese rescue crews who risked everything in the radioactive ruins of Fukushima. more

Anna Hazare's Anti-Corruption Campaign

Asia Society Associate Fellow Mira Kamdar discusses India's anti-corruption leader and protests. more
Supporters of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare stand behind the national flag of India as they celebrate the 12th day of Hazare's hunger strike in New Delhi on Aug. 27, 2011. (Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

Desai: Hazare's Anti-Corruption Movement Must Include Democratic Institutions

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai says the Hazare movement should not simply be a ‘my way or the highway’ kind of obstinacy. more
Supporters of the anti-corruption hunger strike by Indian activist Anna Hazare wave the national flag and hold up a fake Indian currency note depcting a portrait of Hazare during a rally in New Delhi on August 21, 2011. (Sajjad Hussain /AFP/Getty Images)
Is This India's Transformative Urban Moment?
Will the urban middle class use the Hazare political moment to return to electoral politics? more
Indian activist Anna Hazare gestures to his supporters during his anti-corruption hunger strike in New Delhi on Aug. 21, 2011. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

'Savvy Strategist' Anna Hazare and India's Fed-Up Middle Class

Will the Gandhian activist succeed in creating a politically engaged middle class? more