Julie McCarthy http://news.stlpublicradio.org en End Of An Era: India's Greatest Cricketer Begins Final Match http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/end-era-indias-greatest-cricketer-begins-final-match Sachin Tendulkar: The very name evokes Indian national pride, and it resounded through Wankhede Stadium Thursday in the cricket superstar's hometown of Mumbai.<p>That's when Tendulkar took the field for the final test match of his fabled 24-year long career. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:28:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 31459 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org End Of An Era: India's Greatest Cricketer Begins Final Match India's New Central Banker Steps Into A Perfect Storm http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/indias-economic-growth-slows-decade-low Raghuram Rajan, the new governor of India's central bank, swept into office this week infusing a sense of optimism.<p>He announced hard-headed measures Wednesday that remove uncertainty that has characterized the Reserve Bank of India's moves.<p>By Friday, Indian equities and the rupee were clawing back.<p>But analysts say the exuberance — and honeymoon with the suave MIT-trained economist — is unlikely to last.<p>After decadelong high growth rates, India is now the sick man of Asia.<p>Growth has crashed to a four-year low. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 08:59:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 29692 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org India's New Central Banker Steps Into A Perfect Storm Mystery Series' Portly P.I. Peels Back The Layers Of Delhi Society http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/halls-portly-pi-peels-back-layers-delhi-society For an introduction to India's cultural and culinary delights, you might hop a flight to Delhi or book a trip to Mumbai. But to meet the country sans passport free of airport indignities, you could just curl up with the crime novels of Tarquin Hall.<p>Vish Puri, Hall's opinionated private investigator, is a 50-something Punjabi super sleuth with a fondness for family and food. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:02:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 29488 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mystery Series' Portly P.I. Peels Back The Layers Of Delhi Society Families Of Poisoned Children Try To Cope In India http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/families-poisoned-children-try-cope-india Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>In India, police have widened their hunt for the principal of an elementary school. It's the place where 23 children died last week after eating a toxic school lunch. The principal has been missing, along with her husband, since the day the children fell sick. An arrest warrant has been issued for her. In the meantime, parents of the victims are trying to cope with the tragedy. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:13:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 28485 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Nawaz Sharif Expected To Win Pakistan's Elections http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nawaz-sharif-expected-win-pakistans-elections Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>On a Monday, it's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning.<p>The last time Nawaz Sharif was prime minister of Pakistan, it did not work out so well for him. Sharif won a big election, moved to consolidate his power, and named a new army chief - only to see that same general overthrow him in a coupe in 1999.<p>INSKEEP: Sharif ended up in exile for years. Mon, 13 May 2013 08:21:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 26326 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pakistani Women Still Struggle For A Voice In Politics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pakistani-women-still-struggling-voice-politics Flags of the competing political parties whip in the wind of seaside Karachi. But little else is stirring in this city of 18 million this day.<p>The MQM, a leading political party in the megacity, has shut Karachi down with a general strike in response to a deadly bombing at its election office. Thu, 09 May 2013 20:35:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 26247 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pakistani Women Still Struggle For A Voice In Politics On India's Trains, Seeking Safety In The Women's Compartment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/indias-trains-seeking-safety-womens-compartment Headlines in India's national newspapers tell the story of the state of women in the country. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:51:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 24910 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org On India's Trains, Seeking Safety In The Women's Compartment U.S. To Honor India Gang-Rape Victim http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-honor-india-gang-rape-victim Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It is International Women's Day. To mark that occasion, First Lady Michelle Obama joins of Secretary of State John Kerry to recognize women around the world who have shown exceptional courage, as they put it, in advancing women's rights. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:07:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 10010 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Seeking A Glimpse Of Immortality In The Waters Of India's Holy Rivers http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/waters-indias-holy-rivers-seeking-glimpse-immortality The Hindu gathering known as Kumbh Mela is on a scale difficult to fathom: The world's largest religious festival is millions of feet shuffling, millions of mantras chanted, countless sales of firewood to ward off the night cold. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:59:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 9239 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Seeking A Glimpse Of Immortality In The Waters Of India's Holy Rivers Sex Men Charged In India's Fatal Gang-Rape http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sex-men-charged-indias-fatal-gang-rape Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>In India, protestors are vowing to keep up their fight until there is justice for the young victim of a gang rape. The young woman died this weekend after injuries she suffered in the vicious attack. The incident has renewed demands for action against sexual violence. Delhi police say the accused will be formally charged with murder. Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:43:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 7866 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org