Gateway to Asian culture in New York
Originally uploaded by lools.
I just discovered an organization called the Asia Society.
My friend, Sujatha, invited me to go with her to the launch of Strobe Talbott's book: Enagaging India: Diplomacy, Democracy and the Bomb.
Strobe's speech was very insightful to me and I learnt a lot about Indo-American relations. I hadn't realized what a key role Bill Clinton had played in bringing the two countries closer after the relationship plunged to an all-time low when India conducted nuclear tests in May, 1998. It was reassuring to hear from Strobe that outsourcing is a non-issue and that the the economists at the Brookings Institute (which he heads up) agree that it actually creates a net positive effect on all parties involved.
I'm really looking forward to going to upcoming events, especially a screening of "The Chess Player", a rarely shown Satyajit Ray classic.
If you're interested in Asian art and design, check out the society's new microsite on "Asia in New York City". It has lots of cool features, interviews and guides.
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
New York, NY 10021