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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."

Interview: Vivek Wadhwa on 'Subtle Discrimination' and the Coming 'Star Trek Future'

Vivek Wadhwa at a TEDx Bay Area Global Women Entrepreneurs Event in 2012. (ttnk/Flickr)
Current Affairs

Well known tech entrepreneur says we're on the cusp of exponential technological development that will have profound effects on the world, and the U.S. shouldn't lose its footing with bad immigration policy.

US Treasury Secretary Softens View on China-Led Infrastructure Bank, But Stresses 'High Standards' in Asia Society Address

U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew speaks at Asia Society Northern California on March 31, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Current AffairsBusinessPolicy

“We welcome China having a significant role in the global economic and financial architecture," Jacob Lew said at Asia Society Northern California in San Francisco.

Video: Twitter India Director Says, 'When You Make Governance More Transparent, Things Get Better'

India and Southeast Asia Market Director for Twitter Rishi Jaitly speaking in Mumbai on January 29, 2015. (Asia Society India Centre)
Current Affairs

Speaking in Mumbai, Rishi Jaitly explains how Twitter is adapting to the Indian market and changing governance in the process.

Slideshow: Interactive Nam June Paik Installation Lets Museum Visitors Shoot and Share


Enjoy a gallery of trippy Instagram images from Asia Society Museum's "Three-Camera Participation/Participation TV," part of the exhibition Nam June Paik: Becoming Robot, on view through January 4, 2015.

How China's Internet Companies are Disrupting the Hollywood Ecosystem

L to R: Talent agent Ari Emmanuel, Alibaba founder Jack Ma, talent agent Patrick Whitesell, and actor Jet Li attend the Los Angeles Lakers versus Houston Rockets NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 28, 2014. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

For all the hoopla surrounding opportunities for the movie business in China, entertainment industry watchers should keep their eyes on that country's market for online video content.

Nam June Paik and the 'Sloppy Machine' That Helped Create a New Art Form

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The ungainly, rough-hewn apparatus Nam June Paik co-created in 1969 made it possible for later generations of artists to play with video as a medium.

'Pakathon' Taps Pakistani Diaspora's Best and Brightest for Smart Solutions

The PakathonNYC organizing team on Sept. 28, 2014. L to R: Ali Chaudhary, Minza Zahid, Hassan Ahmed, Amna Khawar, Hamed Ijaz, and Safwan Ghori. (Nausher Sukhera)
Current Affairs

In a three-day event in New York late last month, young diaspora Pakistanis raced the clock to develop innovative apps meant to address intractable social issues back home.

'Good Morning Mr. Orwell': A Look Back at the Nam June Paik Video That Greeted 1984

'Good Morning Mr. Orwell' (still), 1984. Video; color, sound. 38 minutes. Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

Broadcast on New Year's Day 1984, the artist's genre-bending collage of live performances by pop musicians and avant-garde icons embodied his belief in technology's potential to "democratize" art.

Interview: How Mapping Can Help Cities Become More Resilient to Natural Disasters

Tacloban city was the worst hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central Philippines on November 8, 2013. (Marcel Crozet/ILO)
Current AffairsSustainability

Crisis management expert Celina Agaton provides an update on urban recovery efforts following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, and offers a potentially life-saving prediction.