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India Election: Deciphering the Foreign Policies of BJP and Congress

An Indian man pauses after voting at a polling station on April 17, 2014 in the Jodhpur District in the desert state of Rajasthan, India. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Policy

Tridivesh Singh Maini, a participant in Asia Society's India-Pakistan Young Leaders Initiative, explores what the campaign rhetoric from India's major political parties tells us about their approach to international relations.

Can Women Affect the Outcome of India's Elections?

Shown here on February 6, 2014, Indian Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy is a co-author of the six-point Womanifesto 2014 document. (Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images)
Current Affairs

In the midst of India's national election, Asia Society's President Emerita sees hope for the country's women in the new six-point manifesto released by a group of prominent activists.

Photo of the Day: Celebrating the Birthday of a God in India

A Hindu devotee dressed as a deity, in preparations to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, in New Delhi, India on April 15, 2014. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)
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A Hindu devotee dressed as a deity, in preparations to celebrate Hanuman Jayanti, the birthday of the Hindu monkey-god Hanuman, in New Delhi, India on April 15, 2014. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

Listen: How India’s 'Politics of Aspiration' Are Shaping Its National Elections

An elderly Indian voter, seen sitting on her son's bicycle, gestures her inked-marked finger as others wait in line to vote outside a polling station in Koliabor, in Assam state's Nagaon district some 180 kms east of Guwahati, on April 7, 2014. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Marshall Bouton, Interim Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute, talks with WNYC's Brian Lehrer about India's shift from "politics of scarcity" to "politics of aspiration."

Photo of the Day: Out For a Stroll in India

An old man goes out walking with a stick on the streets of Bangalore, India on March 29, 2014. (Soumya Geetha/Flickr)
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An old man goes out walking with a stick on the streets of Bangalore, India on March 29, 2014. (Soumya Geetha/Flickr)

A Dispatch from India's Campaign Trail by a BJP Parliamentary Candidate

The BJP Central Election Committee Meeting on March 13, 2014, at which Jayant Sinha was announced as the BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate for Hazaribagh, Jharkand. (Photo courtesy of BJP)
Policy

Jayant Sinha, a parliamentary candidate for the BJP, shared his personal views on the upcoming elections and state of affairs in India in an AsiaConnect briefing from the Asia Society Policy Institute.

Photo of the Day: A Little Bit of Monkey Business in India

A young boy and his monkey walk along Marine Drive in Mumbai, India on March 1, 2014. (NEENAD ARUL/Flickr)
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A young boy and his monkey walk along Marine Drive in Mumbai, India on March 1, 2014. (NEENAD ARUL/Flickr)

How Governments Are Managing Food Safety as International Trade Grows

Delegates attend the APEC Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance Food Safety Cooperation Forum Meeting in Surabaya, Indonesia on April 13, 2013.
Food & RecipesPolicy

Shom Sen, Asia Society's Jack Wadsworth Fellow, shares his perspective on how globalization is making it harder for governments to enforce food safety standards, and what governments and businesses can do to help improve food safety.

Video: Capitalism, Dying Languages Inspire Nalini Malani's Modern Shadow Play

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Indian artist Nalini Malani introduces audiences to her video/shadow-play exhibition, Transgressions, now on view at Asia Society Museum, and talks about the various sources of inspiration underlying her work.

Photos of the Day: Honoring the Lord Shiva

A Hindu Sadhu (holy man) poses for a photograph during the Maha Shivaratri festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on February 27, 2014. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting to worship Lord Shiva, the lord of destruction. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
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In India and Nepal, devoted Hindus dress up in elaborate costumes to celebrate Maha Shivrati or the Great Night of Shiva in reverence of Lord Shiva, lord of destruction.