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Nadia Parvez. (Leslie Van Stelten)

Interview: Pakistani Performer Uncovers Comedy in Taboos, Cultural Crossover

The creator of a riotous one-woman play about Pakistanis navigating through Western society acknowledges her success but adds, "My story is just one — more stories are needed." more
In Lahore's Fakir Khana Museum, Farhan Shah recounts the story of Sikh ruler Maharaja Sher Singh's assassination. (Sonya Rehman)

Profile: A Storyteller on a One-Man Mission to Preserve Lahore's Vanishing Legacy

Pakistan's most storied city is at risk of losing its stories—but Farhan Shah is determined to prevent that from happening. more
Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) activists rally for the victims of the Peshawar school massacre, in Lahore on December 21, 2014. Al-Qaeda's regional branch on December 21 said its hearts were 'bursting with pain' over the Taliban's massacre at a Pakistan school and urged the militants to target only security forces. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

After Peshawar Attack, Warnings Against Chasing 'Wrong Demons'

Two Asia 21 Young Leaders call for major changes following last week’s attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, and warn against solutions that will not “alleviate the threat of future attacks.” more
Yusra Sami Askari, in green, prepares Malala Yousafzai for an on-camera interview in Oslo. (Yusra Sami Askari)

Malala Yousafzai: The Taliban 'Are Afraid of Women'

Asia 21 Young Leader Yusra Sami Askari reflects on her interview with the education activist — it was intended to focus on the Nobel Peace Prize, but was overshadowed by the Peshawar tragedy. more
Shown here in her Islamabad office, Nigar Nazar is Pakistan's first professional female cartoonist, known to generations of readers as the creator of the iconic character "Gogi." (Gogi Studios)

Interview: Pakistan's First Woman Cartoonist Shapes Young Minds, and Society

"Cartoons can have a huge impact," says Pakistan's first professional woman cartoonist, who was just named one of the "100 Women of 2014" by the BBC. more

Artist Q & A: Khumariyaan

The four members of Khumariyaan participate in a post-show discussion with members of the audience and Asia Society's Rachel Cooper. more

In Concert: Khumariyaan

The instrumental quartet from Peshawar, Pakistan, gets an Asia Society crowd on its feet with their music rooted in Pashtoon traditions. more
Malala Yousafzai's video address to Asia Society, taped at her home in England, was shown at Asia Society awards ceremony at the United Nations in New York City on October 16, 2014.

Video: Malala Yousafzai Accepts Her 'Asia Game Changer' Award from Asia Society

"We girls in Swat, we have proved that when you speak up for your rights, you can really bring change," says the 17-year-old Noble laureate. more