As Park Geun-hye becomes the latest Asian female head of state, Vishakha Desai wonders what, if anything, this means for women's issues in the region.
Simply connecting the countries of South Asia with each other and their neighbors may not be enough, says a new Asia Society report.
A critical question confronts Thailand, Sri Lanka and other Asian nations: Is lasting peace possible in the absence of justice?
A dedicated fan cheers on the Sri Lankan cricket team in full hair and body paint in Colombo on September 18, 2012. (Photosightfaces/Flickr)
Less well-known in the West than Gandhi and Nehru, B. R. Ambedkar nevertheless made a major contribution to the founding of the modern Indian state. Book event at Asia Society New York on November 7.
A young man takes off running as the sun sets over Galle Forte in Southern Sri Lanka on January 9, 2012. (Photosightfaces/Flickr)
With music, dance, and quite a lot of laughs, Unification commemorates the 65th anniversary of partition.
Twilight at Kosgoda Beach, Sri Lanka on December 24, 2010. (Himash De Silva/Flickr)
A young monk watches a street parade amidst a full crowd in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka on May 5, 2012. (Brett Davies/Flickr)
Gymnastics, archery, swimming and volleyball are all well and good. But these Asian sports would definitely give the world something to talk about.
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