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In Concert: Gingger Shankar, Dave Liang to Redefine Musical Mashup at Asia Society

Gingger Shankar (L) and Dave Liang (R), appearing at Asia Society New York on Nov. 4, 2011. (Courtesy artists' websites)
Arts

If you thought blending Chinese classical instrumental music with hip-hop and electronica was a rare treat, imagine combining that fusion with a blend of Indian classical and contemporary Western music.

That's exactly the idea behind Dave Liang and The Shanghai Restoration Project's appearance with Gingger Shankar this Friday, November 4 at Asia Society in New York.

Podcast: Another Pakistan, the Two-Hour Version

Pakistani students wave national flags at the mausoleum of the founder of Pakistan Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Karachi on August 14, 2011, to mark the 64th Independence Day of Pakistan. (Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images)
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Here’s the short form, as we say: Nearly a month of strong conversation in Pakistan this past summer, distilled to two radio hours.

The first hour explores the living history and dynamic present of The Country That Could Kill the World:

Photo of the Day: Sufis and Soothsayers in Pakistan

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Religious devotees dance in a state of trance at the shrine of Saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in the ancient city of Sehwan Sharif, Sindh Pakistan in July 2011. (Madiha Aijaz)

Evan Osnos on 'Coal + Ice' (Plus More Stunning Photos)

YU HAIBO, Pingdingshan, Henan Province, China, 2007
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Earlier today, Evan Osnos, the Beijing-based staff writer for The New Yorker (and the 2007 winner of the Asia Society's Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia), wrote a blog post about the exhibit (and his fears for the health of anyone breathing Beijing's perpetually "hazardous" air).

Top Tweets about Ai Weiwei's Tax Bill

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China has ordered dissident artist Ai Weiwei to pay 15 million yuan ($2.4 million) in back taxes and fines within 15 days, Ai announced today. In typical fashion, the outspoken artist — who was detained for nearly three months earlier ths year — took to Twitter to express his discontent. So did several others:

Real-Life 'Slumdog Millionaire' Wins India's Biggest Prize

Sushil Kumar, 27, reacts as he wins the one million USD prize of the Indian 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire?' TV quiz in Mumbai on Oct. 25, 2011. (STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

A government clerk from Eastern Bihar in India has become the first person ever to win $1 million on the Indian game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

Photo of the Day: A Buddhist Temple at Dawn in Java, Indonesia

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Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple in central Java, Indonesia at dawn on October 31, 2011. (Pra-Yudi/Flickr)

'Chindia Dialogues' Speaker Amitav Ghosh Featured on WNYC's Leonard Lopate Show

'River of Smoke' author Amitav Ghosh, appearing at Asia Society New York on Nov. 3, 2011. (Frederick Noronha/Flickr)
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Discussing the background for his new book, the acclaimed historical novelist comments, "In general, the reality of the opium trade, the part it played in forming modern capitalism and the modern world, is just obscure and occluded."

What can China and India learn from one another?

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh (L) shakes hands with Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) during the opening of the BRICS summit meeting in Sanya, Hainan province, on April 14, 2011. (Nelson Ching/AFP/Getty Images)
Arts

That's the question we posed to participants in Asia Society's upcoming Asian Arts and Ideas Forum — called The Chindia Dialogues — which kicks off this Thursday and runs through Sunday at Asia Society New York. Click the headline to see their answers.

 

Mongolia: Balancing Economy with Environment

Mongolian Prime Minister Batbold Sukhbaatar at Asia Society New York on Oct. 28, 2011. (Anthony Trujillo)
Policy

Mongolian Prime Minister Batbold Sukhbaatar discusses his strategy for fostering economic growth while preserving the environment.