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Photo of the Day: A Stealthy Conquerer in Taiwan

A tiny bird picks off fruit from a vine in Taiwan on March 21, 2013. (John&Fish/Flickr)
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A tiny bird picks off fruit from a vine in Taiwan on March 21, 2013. (John&Fish/Flickr)

Interview: Debut Indian Author Dismantles Stereotypes Through Storytelling

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Janice Pariat's debut collection of short stories dismantles stereotypical notions of India's Northeast as an ethereal place surrounded by impregnable jungles and hills, untouched by time and modernity.

Photo of the Day: Chugging Along Colorfully in India

A multicolored train moves on in Delhi, India on March 20, 2013. (Trains @Glance™ !!!/Flickr)
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A multicolored train moves on in Delhi, India on March 20, 2013. (Trains @Glance™ !!!/Flickr)

Photos: Stars Come Out for Asia Society's Celebration of Asia Week Gala

L to R: Shu Pei, Martha Hunt, Jason Wu, Hilary Rhoda, and Michelle Harper at Asia Society's Celebration of Asia Week benefit gala at The Pierre in New York City on Monday, March 18, 2013. (Joe Schildhorn/BFAnyc.com)
Lifestyle

Asia Society's Celebration of Asia Week benefit gala was the place to be Monday night as some of the biggest names in fashion, arts and business flocked to The Pierre in New York City for the exclusive black-tie event featuring honorary chair Jason Wu.

Photo of the Day: A Peeping Ray of Sunlight in Cambodia

A boat is docked by the banks at the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, Tonle Sap, Cambodia on March 17, 2013. (julien texier/Flickr)
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A boat is docked by the banks at the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, Tonle Sap, Cambodia on March 17, 2013. (julien texier/Flickr)

Video: Fashion Designer Jason Wu on Creating 'Pretty Things' (and Making History)

Michelle Obama stands with inaugural dress designer Jason Wu in front of the inaugural gown she wore to the inaugural balls and is now on display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, DC  on March 9, 2010. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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We sit down with Jason Wu, the first fashion designer of Asian descent to design for a first lady.

Photo of the Day: Rowing in the Tranquil Waters of Hong Kong

A scull glides smoothly over blue waters in Ma on Shan Tsuen, New Territories, Hong Kong  on March 16, 2013. (See-ming Lee 李思明 SML/Flickr)
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A scull glides smoothly over blue waters in Ma on Shan Tsuen, New Territories, Hong Kong on March 16, 2013. (See-ming Lee 李思明 SML/Flickr)

From Mumbai to Los Angeles, Norouz Highlights Persistence of Persian Traditions

Naan berenji, buttery rice cookies, are a Persian staple that you're especially likely to see in and around Norouz celebrations. (Molly Sheridan/Three Points Kitchen/Flickr)
Lifestyle

On March 20, Iranians and the Persian diaspora will celebrate the new year and the arrival of Spring with celebrations all over the world.

Asia Society Museum's 'Artful Recluse' Gets Full-Page Treatment From New York Times

New York Times coverage of Asia Society Museum's 'Artful Recluse' exhibition in Friday, March 15, 2013's print edition.
Arts

Art critic Holland Cotter calls major exhibition of 17th century Chinese paintings "compelling" and a "highlight of this year's Asia Week New York."

Photos: In Legal Limbo, Myanmar Refugees in Thailand Eke Out a Living at Trash Dump

Three refugee children work together at the dump in Mae Sot, Thailand. The child on the left is just seven years old and recently received a pair of gumboots. (Jacques Maudy)
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Photographer Jacques Maudy, who has photographed the heritage buildings of Yangon, Myanmar, recently crossed the border into Thailand to document the hardscrabble lives of Burmese refugees there.