Julie McCarthy http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Iraqi Crisis Brings Focus On Indian Migrants Who Seek Profit Amid Peril http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/iraqi-crisis-brings-focus-indian-migrants-who-seek-profit-amid-peril Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish. When ISIS militants took control of wide swaths of northern Iraq, foreign workers in those areas ended up being trapped. India is working to win the release of some 40 of its citizens abducted in the Iraqi city of Mosul. There are also hundreds more in other locations who are clamoring to leave. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.<p>JULIE MCCARTHY, BYLINE: India said today, doors are opening in the quest to free its construction workers seized in Mosul, and that they have not been harmed. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 37477 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Double Rape, Lynching In India Exposes Caste Fault Lines http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/double-rape-lynching-india-exposes-caste-fault-lines A mother and grandmother's wailing rises in the garden of their cement-and-thatched home in the impoverished village of Katra Sahadatganj in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. They mourn <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/29/317052124/teenaged-sisters-allegedly-gang-raped-murdered-in-india">two young girls who were raped and murdered a week ago</a>.<p>The fresh scent of mint from nearby fields competes with the smell of cow dung baking in the sun.<p>On the evening of May 27, the pair, who were cousins, ventured out into an open field that served as their bathroom. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 36668 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Double Rape, Lynching In India Exposes Caste Fault Lines In Sea Change Election, Young India Ushers In A New Political Era http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sea-change-election-young-india-ushers-new-political-era Transcript <p>TESS VIGELAND, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Tess Vigeland in for Arun Rath. This week, Narendra Modi and his BJP party won India's general election in a landslide. Modi's historic victory upends years of political domination by the Gandhi family, which has been a ruling power since India's independence. NPR's Julie McCarthy is in New Delhi, and I asked her what Modi's election says about the kind of country India is now?<p>JULIE MCCARTHY, BYLINE: Well, Modi inherits a very young India. Sun, 18 May 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 36238 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Opposition Party Wins, India's Congress Party Concedes Defeat http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/opposition-party-wins-indias-congress-party-concedes-defeat Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. We have today the sound of an historic election victory in India.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERS AND MUSIC)<p>INSKEEP: Those are people celebrating the projected win by a Hindu nationalist party, the BJP. That party is far ahead in the counting so far, meaning that Narendra Modi will likely be the next prime minister of the world's largest democracy. They are on the verge of being declared the winners here. NPR's Julie McCarthy is covering this story from New Delhi. Fri, 16 May 2014 08:59:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 36184 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/journey-pain-and-beauty-becoming-transgender-india The signs came early that Abhina Aher was different.<p>Born a boy biologically and given the male name Abhijit, Aher grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India. The son of a single mother who nurtured a love of dance, Aher would watch enthralled as she performed.<p>"I used to love to wear the clothes that my mother used to wear — her jewelry, her makeup," Aher, now 37, recalls. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:13:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 35439 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India 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