Julie McCarthy appears in the following:
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Guest host Tess Vigeland checks in with NPR's Julie McCarthy about the elections in India and the country's new prime minister, Narendra Modi.
Friday, May 16, 2014
After several weeks, India's parliamentary elections have finally finished. Voters swept opposition leader Narendra Modi into power as prime minister, voting for the Hindu nationalist party he leads.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Early results indicate the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party would earn enough parliamentary seats to create a government without forming a coalition with regional leaders.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Monday is the final day of voting in India's six-week election. More than 500 million voters have cast ballots. The results of the election will be announced on Friday.
Monday, May 12, 2014
Residents of two regions of eastern Ukraine wrapped up voting on Sunday in a controversial referendum over independence from the central government in Kiev. The vote has been rejected as illegitimate.
Friday, April 25, 2014
After the deaths of 16 Sherpa guides on Mount Everest, grief has given way to attempts to recover. Private expedition companies must balance clients' happiness, good will among guides and solvency.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Kaji Sherpa recalls taking two steps backward when a wall of snow careened toward him, and it made all the difference. He survived Everest's deadliest disaster — and now says he'll stick to farming.
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.