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Monkey Business at the Commonwealth Games

An Indian Langur monkey sits on his handlers cycle parked in front of a Commonwealth Games banner outside The Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on September 29, 2010. (Manpreet Romana/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Stephen Colbert lampoons 'monkey security' at the Commonwealth Games.

Guess Who's Back?

Exiled former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf addresses a press conference in London on October 1, 2010. Musharraf set out his plan to return to politics in his country with the launch of a new party to galvanise his support. (Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The answer is Pervez Musharraf. And he's back with a bang, causing all sorts of mischief even before rejoining Pakistan's political arena.

Commonwealth Games Off to a Shaky Start

Fireworks light up the sky as performers dance underneath the aerostat during the XIX Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on October 3, 2010. (William West/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Despite cheap labor in India, the 2010 CWG have costed a whopping $1 billion, giving rise to accusations of corruption and mismanagement in the planning of the games.

Photo of the Day: A Thunderous Welcome

Multimedia

A drummer performs during Opening Ceremony for the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Game.

A Literary Look at Pakistan

<i>Granta</i>'s Autumn 2010 cover features specially commissioned artwork by the Karachi-based truck artist Islam Gull.
Arts

Granta magazine's special Pakistan issue goes beyond the usual headlines about terrorism and natural disaster.

Exposing the Crisis of Childhood Malnutrition

Terrifying Normalcy (Ron Haviv/VII)
Policy

A major multimedia project aims to expose the global crisis of childhood malnutrition.

India Passes Historic Judgment on Disputed Land

Students and teachers from the Anjuman-E-Islam school pose with Hindu and Islamic religious designs as they pray for a peaceful solution to the Ayodhya Ram Mandir and Babri Masjid issue in Ahmedabad on September 23, 2010. (Sam Panthaky/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

The Allahabad Court in India today passed a historic judgment over 2.7 acres of land that surround a mosque, which is disputed between Hindus and Muslims. The verdict may have been as good as could be hoped for: The land was divided equally among the three parties that made claims to the land—two Hindu and one Muslim.

Photo of the Day: A Quick Touch-Up in Agra

A photographer poses a tourist the Taj Mahal on September 29, 2010 in Agra, India.
Lifestyle

A photographer poses a tourist the Taj Mahal on September 29, 2010 in Agra, India.

Vishakha Desai on Middle Class Growth in China & India

Asia Society President Vishakha Desai

This morning's episode of The Takeaway featured Asia Society President Vishakha N. Desai, who commented on the booming middle class populations in China and India. What are the implications for the two countries' growth, and will it strengthen calls for democracy in China?

Listen to the entire segment below or here:

India and Pakistan in Diplomatic Spat... Again

A cricket fan passes Pakistani and Indian flags in Lahore, Pakistan. (John Moore/Getty Images)
Policy

India's Minister of External Affairs Shri S.M. Krishna visited Asia Society today to talk about India's strategic challenges and its future.