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The Takeaway

Amit Chaudhuri on 'Odyssesus Abroad' and The Changing Identity of India

Friday, April 17, 2015

Writer Amit Chaudhuri discusses his latest novel, "Odysseus Abroad," and how the cultural inheritance of Indian writers spans multiple continents. 

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Micropolis - Eat With Your Hands

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Forget the forks, knives and spoons. Arun Venugopal kicked off his live series on food, culture and race by showing us – with the help of guests – how Indian food is meant to be eaten.

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The Takeaway

Modi's Rise From Tea Seller to Prime Minister

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lance Price, author of "The Modi Effect," discusses Indian Prime Ministers Narendra Modi's rise from a humble chai-wallah tea seller to the leader of the world's largest democracy. 

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FT Big Read

At the coal face

Thursday, April 02, 2015

James Crabtree looks at the reality behind the vow of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi to double production at Coal India in five years as a looming energy crisis threatens his goal of turning the country into a manufacturing powerhouse.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Arun Ramamurthy Trio

Friday, March 27, 2015

Carnatic violin meets jazz rhythm, tonight at The Way Station.

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Selected Shorts

In the South

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Frenemies, a love story, in a tale by Salman Rushdie

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Selected Shorts

In an Instant

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Big moments in small lives in stories by Teju Cole and Salman Rushdie.

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The Takeaway

No Remorse, No Signs of Change: How Sexual Violence Thrives in India

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In 2014, a 20-year-old woman in West Bengal alleged she was gang raped by 13 men on the orders of her village's tribal council. Journalist Sonia Faliero investigated her story.

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New Sounds

World Multiples

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Hear a load of border-crossing collaborations for this New Sounds, including a danceable Bhangra tune by a Budapest-based Balkan brass band, & more.

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The Takeaway

Star-Studded Cast Brings Industrial Disaster to the Big Screen

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The events leading up to 1984 industrial accident are fictionalized in "Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain," a new film which stars Kal Penn, Martin Sheen, and Mischa Barton.

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WNYC News

An Indian Master Gets First US Museum Show

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Works by abstract painter V.S. Gaitonde are at the Guggenheim Museum.

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The Takeaway

India's Controversial Leader Gets Rock Star Treatment in U.S.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off a five-day visit to the U.S. with a sold-out appearance at Madison Square Garden. 

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PRI's The World

BollyX combines Bollywood dance moves with aerobics to make you more fit

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Have you ever done the "screw in the light bulb" dance move? How about the "picking fruit?" You'll learn them and more moves at the new BollyX fitness class.

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PRI's The World

For Bengali Hindus, radio is an unchanging part of a religious tradition

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Reporter Rhitu Chatterjee woke up yesterday in New Delhi to the sound of something she hasn’t heard in years — a radio broadcast heralding the start of the Hindu religious festival of Mahalaya. It turns out the program has been the exact same recording for decades, uniting generations of Bengalis.

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PRI's The World

India is over the moon about its mission to Mars

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

India's big messy democracy celebrated a celestial triumph today. It's on-the-cheap mission to Mars entered the Red Planet's orbit on its first try, making it the first Asian nation to accomplish such a feat. And it did so for the bargain price of $75 million dollars, less than the budget for the film, "Gravity."

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PRI's The World

Why the sugary sweetness of mithai is a social currency in India

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

When Indian-American writer Deepak Singh went home to India this summer, he ate what felt like a year's worth of mithai — Indian sweets. But along the way, he realized that they're more than just sugary treats.

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PRI's The World

With terrorism, as with business, it's all about market share

Friday, September 19, 2014

Before the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, al-Qaeda was the most-feared jihadi group in the world. But like a nimble start-up, ISIS broke away from al-Qaeda and let the parent fight the big powers, while it used new tactics and social media to gain money, power and a big reputation.

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PRI's The World

The US has a wide variety of mosques, and these two guys have seen a lot of them

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Aman Ali and his friend Bassam Tariq know how diverse the Muslim community is- a couple years ago, they criss-crossed the US and visited a different mosque every day for a month. Aman says the Muslim communities he met with are as diverse as America itself- and the mosques are just as unique.

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PRI's The World

Richard Attenborough's Gandhi needed hundreds of thousands of extras. Meet one of them

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In 1980, when director Richard Attenborough was shooting scenes for Gandhi, thousands of Indians volunteered for parts as extras. New York-based film critic Aseem Chhabra remembers getting a part as a passenger on the train that carried Gandhi back to Delhi.

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On The Media

Indian State Outlaws "Objectionable Content," Will Start Arresting People for Precrime

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Indian state of Karnataka has not only outlawed sharing "malicious or misleading images" online, it can also arrest citizens for breaking the law before they actually commit a crime.
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