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Photos: India and Pakistan Celebrate 70 Years of Independence

An Indian girl holds a flag during Independence Day celebrations in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on August 15, 2017. (Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty)
Current Affairs

The two independent states were created this week in 1947.

Asia Abridged Podcast: India's Missing Women Workers

An Indian labourer works at a brick factory near Allahabad on April 30, 2017. (Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

The award-winning journalist Ellen Barry explores why so many Indian women are dropping from the workforce. 

The Implications of Modi's Visit to the U.S.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he delivers his Independence Day speech from The Red Fort in New Delhi on August 15, 2015. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

As the Indian prime minister prepares to meet with President Trump, the Asia Society Policy Institute discusses what's at stake.

What Homelessness Taught Vikas Khanna

(Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Lifestyle

The Michelin-starred chef reflects on a brief stay at the New York Rescue Mission.

Asia Abridged Podcast: Padma Lakshmi's New York Memories

Padma Lakshmi at Asia Society in New York. (Ellen Wallop/Asia Society)
Arts

In this podcast short, Lakshmi discusses her New York roots, her Desi identity, the Indian food she’s dying to see on Top Chef, and why she has no love for Disney princesses.

Why Trump Should Woo India

Right-wing activists of India's Hindu Sena party pose with a poster of Russian President Vladimir Putin, (L), Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2L) and US President-elect Donald Trump (R) during an event in New Delhi on January 19, 2017.(Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

The president's Asian charm offensive should not neglect the world's largest democracy.

Award-Winning Journalist Ellen Barry on India's Missing Women Workers

Former Washington Post Managing Editor Marcus Brauchli presents Ellen Barry with the 2017 Oz Elliott Award prize. (Maria Baranova-Suzuki/Asia Society)
Current Affairs

The New York Times South Asia bureau chief was awarded the 2017 Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia.

Why the Rise of Robots Will Hit Developing Countries Hardest

Welding machine robots assemble automobile bodies at Toyota Motor's Tsutsumi plant. (Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

Automation is eliminating manufacturing jobs around the world — and that may have dangerous side effects in the developing world.

'Everyone Knows That India Is a Hard Place for Women'

Girls arriving in Bangalore in June from rural villages for their new factory jobs. (Andrea Bruce/New York Times)
Current Affairs

The New York Times' Ellen Barry discusses her award-winning work examining why the country's women are dropping out of the labor force.

State Bank of India Chief Recounts Being 'Pushed Off the Deep End' by Demonetization

Arundhati Bhattacharya speaks at Asia Society in Hong Kong. (Asia Society)
BusinessCurrent AffairsPolicy

Arundhati Bhattacharya discusses India's economic direction in 2017 and the implications of demonetization.