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Why India Has So Many Slaves

Indian children shout slogans during a protest in New Delhi on December 12, 2008 on the Global Day against Child Trafficking. (Raveendran/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Poverty, social inequality, and the huge garment industry create perfect conditions for labor exploitation in the country. Experts debate what can be done to solve the problem.

How Indians Learned to Embrace Natural Skin

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A campaign against "fairness cream" has transformed traditional standards of beauty in India.

2015: Asia Society's Year in Pictures

An all-female group from Banda Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia perform the traditional Acehnese dance. (Elsa Ruiz/ Asia Society)

Asia Society looks back through the camera lens at some of its most colorful moments of the year.

Filmmaker: The Torture of Undocumented Workers 'Made My Skin Crawl'

Filipino domestic workers attend a demonstration for migrant laborer rights. (ILO in Asia and the Pacific/Flickr)
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Producers of the documentary "I Am Not Here" discuss how they depicted the perilous situations many undocumented domestic helpers find themselves in after migrating abroad.

Interview: How India's Media is 'Often Fearless, But Seldom Objective'

Two men in Amritsar, India read newspapers on April 26, 2015. (Narinder Nanu/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Columnist Santosh Desai describes how the Indian press often promotes "muscular nationalism" and how "the integration of media with the market has damaged objectivity."

Asia Society India Centre Offers Spectacular Art Getaway at 2013 Sharjah Biennial

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This weekend, Asia Society India Centre is offering exclusive, in-depth access to the Sharjah Biennial, one of the most important contemporary art venues in the Middle East.

Veni, Vidi, Venti: Starbucks Expands Its Global Reach to Mumbai

Staff work behind the counter of India's first newly-inaugurated Starbucks outlet in an upscale part of Mumbai on October 19, 2012. (Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images)

Last week, to great fanfare, Starbucks opened its first Indian store in a posh district of Mumbai. Asia Society India Centre reports from the scene.

Asia Society India Centre Offers Rare Studio 'Rendezvous' with Artist Atul Dodiya

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Asia Society India Centre members will have a unique opportunity to meet acclaimed artist Atul Dodiya in his Mumbai studio on October 20.