Julie McCarthy

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In Sea Change Election, Young India Ushers In A New Political Era

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.


After Weeks Of Voting, India's Opposition Party Gets A Sweeping Win

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.


Opposition Party Wins, India's Congress Party Concedes Defeat

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.


Voting In India's Election Is Wrapping Up

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.


U.S. Won't Recognize Eastern Ukraine Vote On Independence

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.


After Everest Tragedy, Who Pays When Climbing Season's Suspended?

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.


Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Mount Everest Again

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 โ€” and now says he'll stick to farming.

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A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India

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 โ€” neither male nor female.

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In India, Landmark Ruling Recognizes Transgender Citizens

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.


A Gold Obsession Pays Dividends For Indian Women

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.


Out Of Delhi, A Potential Sea Change For India Election

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.


India's Election: Six Weeks Long, 814 Million Potential Voters

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.


Southeast Asia Free Of Polio As India Declares Health Victory

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.


India Sets Date For What Will Be World's Largest Vote

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.


Sochi Games Expose Indian Corruption And Redemption

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.


Indian Village Elders Accused Of Ordering Gang Rape

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.


New Delhi's 'Agitator' Administrator Ends Unusual Protest

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.


India's High Court Rocked By Allegations Of Sexual Harassment

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.


Deadly Violence Mars Elections In Bangladesh

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.


Restoring The Mausoleum That Helped Inspire The Taj Mahal

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.