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Book Excerpt: 'The Illicit Happiness of Other People' by Manu Joseph

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"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," begins a certain other novel. How is other people's happiness "illicit?" Join the Chackos family in their quest for happiness in 1980s Madras. Author appearance at Asia Society New York on January 10, 2013.

Is Kim Jong Un a Geek, a Nerd, or a Dork — or Perhaps the Sexiest Man Alive?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (L) applauds during a military parade in honor of the 100th birthday of the late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2012. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

As the case of an Onion article demonstrated this week, what's lost in translation can have serious consequences. Or it can just be a lot of fun.

Puppets in China and Pakistan Tackle Big Issues

Pakistani puppet participates in literacy event. (Farooq Naeem/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Master puppeteer Farooq Quaisar, also known as the "Jim Henson of Pakistan," is behind a weekly political satire television show with a mission to bring awareness to the people. Most recently, his puppets did a sketch about Pakistani parliamentarians with fake university degrees- a topic that traditional media has been banned from reporting.