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Remembering Sabeen Mahmud, and Making Sure Her Voice is Not Silenced

Current Affairs Asia Society's Tom Nagorski looks back at the life of Sabeen Mahmud, a member of the Asia 21 Young Leaders network who was tragically gunned down in Karachi on Friday.

Weekly Rewind: Online Matchmaking in India, 30,000 Selfies in Shenyang, and the Story of Cambodian Rock 'N' Roll

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Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content from the past seven days that you may have missed.

#TBT: When Robert Frost Was a Featured Guest at an Asia Society Program in 1961

American poet Robert Frost, right, speaks with a guest at an homage to the Indian writer Sir Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) in an Asia Society-sponsored program held in New York’s Town Hall in 1961. (Asia Society)
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: American poet Robert Frost as a featured guest at an Asia Society event in 1961 honoring Sir Rabindranath Tagore.

Photo of the Day: Sparks Fly in India

A welder is hard at work amidst the richness of colors in Chennai, India on March 10, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)
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A welder is hard at work amidst the richness of colors in Chennai, India on March 10, 2015. (Ramesh SA/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: A Smoky Ritual in India

A priest waves incense sticks as part of a ritual in Varanasi, India on February 25, 2015. (rahul rekapalli/Flickr)
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A priest waves incense sticks as part of a ritual in Varanasi, India on February 25, 2015. (rahul rekapalli/Flickr)

Video: Why Are Asian Women Underrepresented in Corporate Leadership?

Janet Wong (L) moderates a panel on Asian Pacific women leaders with (L to R) Janet Yang, Anna Mok, Leona Tang, and Purnima Kochikar.
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Accomplished Asian women discuss why their demographic is so underrepresented in upper corporate leadership, despite studies showing how much they help the bottom line.

Photos of the Day: The Hues of Holi in India

Indian revelers dance during Holi celebrations in Hyderabad on March 5, 2015. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images)
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People gathered all around India to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors on March 5, 2015. Holi is an annual celebration of the coming of spring. During the festivities, revelers spray colored powder and water on each other with great gusto.

#TBT: Musical Legend Ravi Shankar at Asia Society in 1962

Ravi Shankar poses with a sculpture from the Asia Society’s Rockefeller Collection in New York in 1962.
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Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. First up: sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar.

Video: Twitter India Director Says, 'When You Make Governance More Transparent, Things Get Better'

India and Southeast Asia Market Director for Twitter Rishi Jaitly speaking in Mumbai on January 29, 2015. (Asia Society India Centre)
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Speaking in Mumbai, Rishi Jaitly explains how Twitter is adapting to the Indian market and changing governance in the process.

Video: Kevin Rudd on India's 'Encouraging' Stance on Climate Change

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Interviewed in Delhi, Asia Society Policy Institute President Kevin Rudd said, “What is very encouraging … is the language which we saw emerge from Prime Minister Modi, during President Obama’s visit, about India wanting to see a global agreement in Paris.”