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The New Face of American Aid

Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), at Asia Society's New York headquarters on August 19, 2010. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Policy

The New York Times has just run an enlightening profile of Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the highest-ranking Indian-American ever to serve in the US government.

Photo of the Day: Indian Voter Holds ID Card

An Indian voter holds her identity card at a polling station in India's Bihar state on October 21, 2010. (DIPTENDU DUTTA/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

An Indian voter holds her identity card while in a queue at a polling station in Thakurganj village in India's Bihar state on October 21, 2010.

Profit Motive in Microfinance: A Debate

<i>A Fistful of Rice: My Unexpected Quest to End Poverty Through Profitability</i> by Vikram Akula. (Harvard Business Press, 2010)
Business

Is the creation of a large, for-profit enterprise the best way to take the benefits of microfinance to the millions of poor people who need it?

Is India Entering a Period of Darkness?

<i>Such a Long Journey</i> by Rohinton Mistry
Policy

Mumbai University bans Rohinton Mistry's book "Such a Long Journey" after Shiv Sena members predictably protest against its "derogatory" references to them.

Korea Wave Washes Over Indian Region

Lifestyle

Manipur, India has fallen in love with Korean pop culture.

Photo of the Day: CWG Corruption Questioned

Multimedia

Motorcyclists drive past graffiti sprayed walls protesting against alleged corruption in the recently held 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on October 18, 2010.

A Steep Decline in International Student Enrollment in Australia

Melbourne University (Photo by Geoff Penaluna/Flickr)
Education

Australia, a nation where people from 140 countries live side-by-side, is contradicting its image as a melting pot.

Questioning Racial Identity in a New Zealand Beauty Pageant

Jacinta Lal gives a speech at Miss IndiaNZ beauty pageant upon winning the coveted title.
Lifestyle

What does it mean to look Indian?

The World's Biggest Movie Star is a Man You Don't Know...Yet

Fans tie a sweet lemon garland onto a cut out of Tamil film actor Rajinikanth on the release of his latest film, <i>Endhiran</i> (<i>Robot</i>), in Chennai on October 1, 2010. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Meet Rajnikanth, the toughest man in Tamil Nadu.

Indian Billionaire Builds World's Most Expensive Home

Indian industrialist Mukesh Ambani (L) poses with his wife Neeta Ambani at an awards ceremony in Mumbai on March 10, 2010. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Mukesh Ambani has built a 27-story state-of-the-art residence in the heart of Mumbai worth $1 billion, despite the Prime Minister's call for "moderation".