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Book Excerpt: 'India Becoming' by Akash Kapur

Lifestyle

Indian-American writer Akash Kapur rediscovers a sense of the new when he returns to India, in an excerpt from his new book.

President Obama May Not Bluff, But He Needs to Engage Iran

Anti-war demonstrators shout slogans as seen from the motorcade of US President Barack Obama as he is leaving after speaking during the AIPAC Policy Conference at the Washington Convention Center on March 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

It is now time for Washington to match its pressure tactics with an equally aggressive diplomatic strategy with Iran, writes Asia Society's Suzanne DiMaggio.

Photo of the Day: India Prepares for Holi, the Festival of Colors

Multimedia

Indian villagers smear themselves with colors during the Lathmar Holi festival at the Nandji Temple in Nandgaon, some 120 kms from New Delhi, on March 3, 2012. (Manan Vatsyayana /AFP/Getty Images)

'The Times of India' on the Artistic Consequences of Colonization

Visitors to Asia Society Museum in New York inspect a piece from the Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707 to 1857 exhibition. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

Vrushali Haldipur reviews Asia Society Museum's latest exhibit, Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi, 1707 to 1857.

Photo of the Day: Crossing the River in Kashgar

Multimedia

Two young men cross the river on a horse cart in Kashgar on February 28, 2012. (Carl Welsby /Flickr)

Video: Photographer Sean Gallagher Says China's Environment 'Everybody's Problem'

Multimedia

Photographer and videographer Sean Gallagher outlines China's wide-ranging environmental problems in this multimedia profile.

Ending Benign Neglect: Addressing the Needs of Asian-Pacific American Employees

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai at the opening of Asia Society's Hong Kong Center on Feb. 9, 2012. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
Business

The "model minority" paradigm is a misperception that harms Asian-Pacific Americans, argues Asia Society President Vishakha Desai.

Photo of the Day: Sunset Over Sundarbans

Multimedia

The sun sets over a Sundarbans' village on February 25, 2012. The Sundarbans, which is shared by India and Bangladesh, is covered by mangrove forests and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (Sushmita Balasubramani /Flickr)

Interview: Richard Brubaker on Why Apple's Problems Go Beyond Foxconn

A customer walks under an Apple logo sign at an Apple shop in Shanghai on February 22, 2012. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)
Business A Shanghai-based Corporate Social Responsibility expert says media focus on Apple supplier Foxconn may be missing the larger issue.

Bill Rhodes, Banker to the World, on Our Contagious Global Economy

Bull knocking out the bear in Yu Gardens, Shanghai, on Feb. 5, 2008. (Augapfel/Flickr)
Business

Rhodes, former vice chair of Citigroup and Asia Society trustee, offers some thoughts prior to his March 1 appearance at Asia Society New York.