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Video: Ajay Piramal Wants to Bring Fine Art to the Masses

As one of India's richest and most successful businessmen, Ajay Piramal uses his wealth to contribute to making art accessible to the general public. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

"We are so busy in our lives to make money that we forget art."

Kaiser Kuo on Baidu, Foreign Reportage, and the 'Paradoxes' of China

Kaiser Kuo
Current Affairs

After two decades of bridging Chinese and American cultures in various roles, the rocker, writer, podcaster, and techie looks back as he prepares to leave China.

Aung San Suu Kyi's 'Powerful Position' After Myanmar's Elections

Supporters of the National League for Democracy (NLD) hold a banner displaying the portraits of new Myanmar President Htin Kyaw (L) and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (R) in Yangon on April 10, 2016 ahead of the Thingyan new year festival. (ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Priscilla Clapp, Senior Advisor to the Asia Society Policy Institute, discussed the Burmese icon's enhanced role in her country's new government during a recent AsiaConnect call.

Nepal Earthquake, One Year Later: 'We Are Still Being Reminded That It's Not Over'

Pedestrians walking by earthquake-damaged buildings in Durbar Square in Kathmandu on April 23, 2016. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

A slow rebuilding process, government turmoil, and aftershocks serve as constant reminders of the earthquake that struck one year ago.

George Soros: 'Eerie Resemblance' Between China Now and Pre-Financial Crisis U.S.

George Soros speaks at Asia Society in New York on April 20, 2016. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

Financial Times journalists and the billionaire investor note warning signs of an impending Chinese hard landing. 

Ajay Piramal: Five Lessons in the Life of 'India's Warren Buffett'

Ajay Piramal is one of India's wealthiest and most successful businessmen. (Richter Frank-Jurgen/Flickr)
BusinessCurrent Affairs

Humility, faith, and a willingness to make mistakes has turned Piramal into one of India's most successful business people.

Bringing 'American Food' to the Streets of China

Howie Southworth slurps pork trotters with Chef Yang Jiaquan at the Qianhe Hotel in Qilin, Yunnan, China. (Howie Southworth)

"Sauced in Translation" host Howie Southworth discusses his food travels across China — where he soaks up local cuisine while whipping up American food for Chinese crowds.

Chinese Artist Challenges Gender Identities through 'Experimental Relationship'

The King Under Me, 2011, Digital c-print, 34 x 44 x 2 inches. (Pixy Yijun Liao)
Arts

Pixy Yijun Liao discusses her photography series featuring herself and her Japanese boyfriend, and how she aims to flip traditional gender expectations.

China's Unnerving Economic Transition

A Chinese day trader plays cards with others as he watches a stock ticker at a local brokerage house on August 27, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

What does the "end of the Chinese miracle" means for the country's economy, government, and society? A conversation with the Financial Times' Jamil Anderlini.

Japan Is Leading the Global Trend Toward Simplicity

Stacks of colorful basics at Uniqlo. (Kiwi He/Flickr)
Arts

These brands are making the most of the "less is more" mindset — but not everyone is on board.