A glimpse into the life of Nepal's living goddesses

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Author and travel writer Isabella Tree has researched the Kumaris, the young girls taken away from their families who live in temples in Nepal, who are believed to be incarnations of the Hindu goddess Durga.

An evening with Amitav Ghosh

The 2015 Man Booker International Prize finalist will discuss 'Flood of Fire' (2015), the third book in his Ibis trilogy, that includes 'Sea of Poppies' and 'River of Smoke.' This event will take place at Waterstones Piccadilly.

Wednesday 27 May

19.00 - 20.30

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Street artist to talk on fusing graffiti with Islamic art

Mohammed Ali believes that art can bring communities and cultures together. He fuses street art with Islamic decorative forms. He will be in conversation with Pamela Kember.

Tuesday 2 June

18.30 - 20.30

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Free admission but advance booking required

Briefing on progress of Modi's reforms

A year on from Narendra Modi’s election as Prime Minister of India, HSBC India Chairwoman Naina Lal Kidwai and the Indian High Commissioner to the UK Ranjan Mathai will brief Asia House corporate members on the progress of Modi’s reforms and the broader economic outlook for India.

Tuesday June 9

08.00 - 09.30

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Darjeeling tea the ‘Champagne of Teas’ faces an uncertain future

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The future of Darjeeling tea is at risk – according to the author of a new book 'Darjeeling: A History of the World’s Greatest Tea.' Jeff Koehler, who has researched the region and its history, said: “Maybe in 30 years you won’t be drinking it anymore." His book explains what gives the tea its unique taste and offers solutions to the problems the industry faces.

In conversation with Jo Farrell

For the past nine years Jo Farrell has been photographing some of the last remaining women with bound feet in China. She has interviewed all these women about their foot binding and their lives during the Cultural Revolution and the great famine in China. The photographs are all fine art pieces and she has just published a new book illustrated with photos and stories from 50 of these women.

Monday 15 June

18.30 - 20.30

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Prospects for economic growth in Thailand

Deputy Secretary General of the Thai Board of Investment Duangjai Asawachintachit will join Asia House for a private briefing on the state of the Thai economy.

Monday June 8

08.00 - 09.30

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Insights into establishment of ASEAN Economic Community formation

The end of 2015 marks the deadline for the formation of the ASEAN Economic Community. To update Asia House corporate members on progress towards achieving this goal, HE Le Luong Minh, ASEAN Secretary-General, will give a private off-the-record briefing followed by roundtable discussion.

Thursday 11 June

16.00 - 17.30

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Seizing the opportunities in the ASEAN region

ASEAN is an exciting growing market. With high-growth rates, a youthful labour force and a vibrant rising middle class, the region is attracting global attention. HE Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN for 2013-2017, is confirmed as a keynote speaker at this conference which draws on the findings of KPMG’s MNCs in ASEAN report.

Friday 12 June

08.00 - 13.00

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Pakistani artist's drawings reflect her response to 'post-colonial state'

London-based Pakistani artist Farina Alam's drawings explore Pakistan's chequered existence as post-colonial nation state. The exhibition titled 'My Kolachi' has opened in the Asia House Gallery.

Now extended until Thursday May 28
10.00 - 18.00

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Isabella Tree talks about the young girls revered as goddesses in Nepal.

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