Julie McCarthy appears in the following:
Sunday, December 01, 2013
An imposing 16th century stone tomb for the Mogul emperor Humayun has been restored after six years of work. The mausoleum, which had fallen into disrepair, became India's most ambitious heritage conservation project.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Prosecutors are asking for the death penalty for the four men convicted of the New Delhi gang rape that took the life of a 23-year-old woman last December. The case has stirred the conscience of the nation over the treatment of its women.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
An Indian court has convicted four men involved in a gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus in December. The men are expected to be sentenced Wednesday.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Mehta conducted the Bavarian State Orchestra in Srinagar over the weekend. But the audience of mostly VIPs rankled many Kashmiris — and the heavy police presence served as a reminder of the security situation in the restive Indian state.
Monday, September 09, 2013
The German government sponsored the concert and chose as the venue Srinagar, Kashmir. That's the disputed territory in the Himalayas over which India and Pakistan have twice gone to war. Indian-controlled Kashmir has been torn by internal conflict as well for two decades as separatists fought to expel Indian forces.
Friday, September 06, 2013
The new chairman of the Reserve Bank of India infused a sense of much-needed optimism this week, but analysts say the exuberance is unlikely to last. India's economic growth has crashed, its currency has plunged and prices are up. After a decade of high growth rates, India is now the sick man of Asia.
Friday, August 30, 2013
The leader says he believes the currency, which has fallen by 15 percent since May, is undervalued, but that the drop doesn't mean the economy is 'going down a hill'.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Tarquin Hall's mystery novels, starring the Punjabi detective Vish Puri, are a merry introduction to India's cultural and culinary delights. Puri, who calls himself the subcontinent's "most private investigator," tackles corruption, forbidden love and the clash of science and superstition.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The Indian Navy says it losing hope of finding any survivors among the 18-man crew onboard a submarine that sank in its berth in the Mumbai naval docks shortly after midnight local time. A massive explosion ripped through the boat in what is being called India's worst naval disaster in peacetime.
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Eighteen sailors are feared trapped in a submarine that caught fire after a massive explosion in Mumbai. The smoldering ship is in its berth at a highly secured naval base, with only a portion visible above the surface. This incident comes as a setback for India, just as the country is trying to beef up its military.
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
But Islamabad denies the charge. The developments come amid attempts to revive diplomacy between the two nuclear-armed rivals.
Monday, August 05, 2013
India has just approved plans to create a new state. Critics worry that the decision has opened a Pandora's box by fanning the flames of other long-simmering separatist movements, some of which are already demonstrating for their own states.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
India looks about to acquire a new state, with a decision by the ruling Congress party to support splitting off a number of districts from Andhra Pradesh. The new state of Telangana will be the first formed not on the basis of language or ethnicity, but after claims by many residents that the area has been neglected by central and regional politicians. Many residents believe they will fare better as an independent state, but opponents warn it could lead to widespread demands for statehood from other disaffected regions.
Friday, July 26, 2013
An Indian village is mourning the loss of 23 children who ate a tainted school lunch. Its residents, like hundreds of millions who inhabit rural India, live in the shadows of the country's economic rise.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
For many poor rural Indians, their children represent their hopes and dreams for the future — and the education they scrimp and save for represents the hope that their children might relieve their burden of poverty. But for many villagers who lost their children in last week's poisoning incident in the state of Bihar, their circumstances are so dire and their life experience so crushing, that they lack any faith that they will get justice or that they can ever raise their voice effectively.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Police in the Indian state of Bihar say they are looking for the principal of the school where 23 children died last week. There is widespread anger in the state, and parents are said to have trashed the home of the principal, who left the area along with her husband soon after the children started to fall ill. Doctors believe the children were poisoned by insecticide.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
In India, dozens of children in the eastern state of Bihar have been poisoned after consuming a free school lunch. More than 20 children have died. Authorities are trying to determine if the poisoning was deliberate or accidental.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
It's been 2 1/2 months since the Rana Plaza collapsed on garment workers in Bangladesh, drawing the world's attention to abysmal safety conditions in the country's factories. Two workers who survived the collapse tell their stories.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
With rising economic power, a new generation of Indian women is giving matchmaking a modern twist. While most Indian marriages are still arranged, single women are increasingly making their own choices, meeting potential mates via marriage-focused websites and companies that organize group outings.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Following her brief testimony, she broke down and pleaded with the court, "Please bring justice for my daughter." Meanwhile, lawyers for the accused say their clients have been "tortured" since the beginning of the trial.