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India vs. Pakistan: 'Cricket Diplomacy at its Best'

Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani (L) speaks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India during the 2011 ICC World Cup on March 30, 2011 in Mohali, India. (Raveendran-Pool/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

Could a sporting event could jump-start a stalled peace process?

Is Real Peace Possible for Sri Lanka?

L to R: Sri Lankan Ambassador Palitha T.B. Kohona, Asia Society’s Jamie Metzl, and Amb. Robert Blake of the US State Department in New York on Mar. 14, 2011.
Policy The panel came just after Ambassador Blake's public call for greater transparency and accountability with regard to potential war crimes committed in the latter stages of Sri Lanka's decades-long civil war.

Sri Lanka: Is A 'Culture of Impunity' Blocking Reconciliation?

Sri Lankan children climb aboard an armoured vehicle on display in Colombo on Dec. 15, 2010. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Over the last week, the United States has raised its voice regarding accountability and reconciliation in post-war Sri Lanka.

Are Stereotypes in the Media Funny or Just Distasteful?

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Lifestyle

When it comes to stereotypes, are we more politically correct for some communities and less for others? What's funny and what's just inappropriate? 

Tough Questions for Sri Lanka During UNGA

A Sri Lankan vendor displays daily newspapers in Colombo on September 9, 2010. President Mahinda Rajapakse, 64, secured the required two-thirds majority with 161 votes in the 225-member parliament, state television announced. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

With the upcoming UN General Assembly in New York, Sri Lanka's President Mahinada Rajapaksa and Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris are likely to face tough questions about the country's political reconciliation after decades of brutal civil war.

Sri Lanka's Growing Authoritarianism

Sri Lankan lawyers carry a makeshift coffin during a protest in Colombo on September 7, 2010 against a draft bill of the constitution that is being rushed through parliament on an urgent basis. (Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy Thousands of Sri Lankans are joining demonstrations against a controversial new amendment to the constitution, which would abolish limits on the number of presidential terms and increase the president's powers.

Photo of the Day: Sri Lankan Fire Dancers

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Sri Lankan firedancers perform outside the Buddhist Temple of the Tooth, as they take part in a procession during the Esala Perahera festival in Kandy on August 24, 2010.

Photo of the Day: Life's A Pitch

Lifestyle

Up close on the third day of the match between India and Sri Lanka.

A New Twist to Summer Cocktails

Food & Recipes


With the temperature slowly rising, nothing tops off a good summer’s day like a delicious cocktail. This summer, the nation’s first tea sommelier, James Labe, proudly introduces his new recipes of iced tea cocktails using ZEN Green Tea Liqueur.

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House Biryani (Photo by <a href=snowpea&bokchoi/flickr)" src="http://www.asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/food_biryani.jpg">
Food & Recipes

Serves 16-18
Cooking time: approximately 20-25 minutes
Oven temperature 170-190°C (350-370°F)

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