Julie McCarthy appears in the following:
Friday, April 18, 2014
Abhina Aher is a member of the country's storied, yet marginalized, transgender community. Last week, the India's highest court legally recognized the group as a new gender — neither male nor female.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
The country's Supreme Court handed down a decision that acknowledges for the first time India's large population of eunuchs and transvestites.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Gold is not just about ornamentation in India. It's an insurance policy against bad economic times and bad marriages. Enterprising Indian women are using it to get loans to start small businesses.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Thursday's a milestone day in India's long election, as 11 states and territories vote on seats in the lower house of parliament. The ruling Congress Party is suffering under anti-incumbent sentiment.
Monday, April 07, 2014
The election is a remarkable exercise in logistics with ballots that will be delivered by elephants, camels, boats, planes and trains. The vote could also end the 10-year rule of the Congress Party.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
India and 10 other Southeast Asian nations have eradicated polio, health leaders say. The milestone means 80 percent of the world's population now lives without risk of the paralyzing virus.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
More than 800 million people are eligible to cast ballots to choose a new lower house of Parliament. The vote, which observers call a defining moment for India, will start April 7 and last nine days.
Saturday, February 08, 2014
Luger Shiva Keshavan faces an uphill battle not only to train for the Olympics, but even to carry his country's flag. He and fellow Indian athletes are officially "stateless" at the games.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
A series of horrific cases have focused international attention on gang rapes in India. The latest case has a particularly sinister twist because it was allegedly punishment for a woman involved with a man from another community.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Newly elected Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led a two-day sit-in to protest alleged inaction by the city's police force, which is controlled by the national government. The protest ended with a stitched-together deal that's been called more of a climb-down than a compromise.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
A second allegation in as many months has ramped up calls for the country's Supreme Court to abide by its own 1997 ruling requiring panels in the workplace to hear harassment complaints.
Monday, January 06, 2014
More than a dozen people reportedly were killed, including an election officer who was beaten to death, and scores of polling stations were firebombed. The ruling Awami League won in a walk-away after the main opposition party boycotted the vote.
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.