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Spotlight on Indian-Administered Kashmir

A Kashmiri protester holds a banner during an anti-India rally in Srinagar on September 11, 2010. The Muslim-majority Kashmir valley has been rocked by unrest since a teenage student was killed by a police tear-gas shell on June 11. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Anti-Indian separatists in Kashmir are taking the streets to protest the Indian government's control over the region as skirmishes have left 66 civilians killed by Indian authorities since the protests first began in June.

Eid Celebrated With Mixed Feelings This Year

Indonesian female Muslims perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at Bali's Bajra Sandhi monument and park in Denpasar on September 10, 2010 marking the end of holy month of Ramadan. (Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Not all Muslim countries in Asia are celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr this year. Deadly flooding in Pakistan and violence in Indian-administered Kashmir have set a somber mood this holiday season.

Photo of the Day: Eid-ul-Fitr Celebrations

Indian street vendors hawk handkerchiefs in front of The Nakhoda Mosque in Kolkata
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Indian street vendors hawk handkerchiefs in front of The Nakhoda Mosque in Kolkata

South Asian Tennis Dynamic Duo Advances

Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi (R) of Pakistan shakes hands with teammate Rohan Bopanna of India after defeating Bob Bryan and teammate Mike Bryan of the USA 7-6(8),7-5 during their quarterfinal match on day 5 of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic on August 6, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Lifestyle Tennis stars Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi of Pakistan and Rohan Bopanna of India forge an unlikely friendship on and off court.

Photo of the Day: Ganesha, Bringer of Victory

Statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha
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Young Indian boys walk past a statue of elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha standing among clay models of Spanish footballers ahead of the Ganesha festival.

Photo of the Day: A Little Lord Krishna Yawns

A young Lord Krishna yawns
Lifestyle An Indian pupil dressed as Hindu god Lord Krishna yawns as he awaits his turn during a fancy dress competition to celebrate "Gokul-Ashtami/Janmashtami," the birth of Lord Krishna

Video: What Yoga Can Do for You

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The blogosphere is agog this week over a YouTube video documenting the traditional Indian form of gymnastics—make that extreme gymnastics—known as Mallakhamb.

Kashmir's Desperate Housewives

Kashmiri Muslim women shout slogans during the funeral procession of 19-year old Syed Farrukh Bukhari in Kreeri, north of Srinagar, on August 11, 2010. (Rouf Bhat/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Women in Indian-administered Kashmir are risking their lives by protesting police, shouting slogans of freedom from India.

Photo of the Day: Snakes on a Face

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An Indian snake charmer poses with what he claims to be a "Chandrabor" (Russell's viper) snake at a snake fair at Khadaitala, a town near Kolkata on August 17, 2010.

South Asian Superbug Claims First Life

Warning signs alert staff and visitors to wash their hands at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital on March 16, 2010 in Birmingham, England. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Lifestyle A Belgian man became the first person to die from what is being called the South Asian "superbug," a doctor reported this past Friday, the 13th.