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PRI's The World

Remembering Indian yoga guru BKS Iyengar — the man who brought yoga to the US

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

BKS Iyengar was known as the man who introduced the ancient Indian practice of yoga to the world. He died on Wednesday, age 95.

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PRI's The World

In India, reliable electricity is no guarantee

Friday, August 15, 2014

People in India have had to adapt to the country's notoriously unreliable electricity. Deepak Singh is staying with his parents in Lucknow for the summer, where he has relearned how to live without the promise of sustained power.

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PRI's The World

I'm supposed to be my sister's keeper, but she's the one who looks after me

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Hindu festival Raksha Bandhan is a celebration of brothers and sisters. This year, Indian-American writer Deepak Singh feels lucky to be able to celebrate with his sister back home in India.

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PRI's The World

The key to some big endangered species crime investigations is a small lab in Oregon

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Trying to figure out where that confiscated rhino horn came from? Is that guitar made from a piece of endangered tropical hardwood? You might find the answers to your questions at the US Fish & Wildlife Service's Forensic Lab in Ashland, Oregon, the only one like it in the world.

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On Being

Anita Desai and Andrew Robinson — The Modern Resonance of Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Andrew Robinson with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Anita Desai with Krista Tippett

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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PRI's The World

India's first female surfer takes on more than waves

Friday, August 01, 2014

Ishita Malaviya isn't just a surfer — she India's only professional female surfer. She pushes cultural boundaries with her surfing, and, when she's not competing, she's busy teaching Indian kids how to take to the waves at the Shaka Surf Club in the state of Karnataka.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Fighting Corruption in India's Unruly Democracy

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Exploring the battle between the deep-rooted system of graft and patronage and the forces demanding change.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Past and Present: In India, Italy and Iraq

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Simon Denyer, former Indian bureau chief for the Washington Post, looks at corruption, the expanding middle class, and the people who are shaping democracy and politics in India. Joseph Luzzi talks about Italy’s passion for art, food, and family, and the country’s north-south divide, and why Italian Americans have a complicated relationship with the “old country.” The Sporkful’s Dan Pashman and Leonard debate whether a hot dog is a sandwich. Roy Scranton, a veteran who served in Iraq in 2003, on returning to Baghdad and the state of that country 10 years later.  

The Leonard Lopate Show

“Siddharth,” a Film about a Father Searching for His Son in India

Friday, June 27, 2014

Director Richie Mehta discusses his film “Siddharth,” along with Tannishtha Chatterjee, who stars in it. Inspired by a real life encounter the filmmaker had in 2010 with a man he met on the streets of India, this narrative film details an impoverished father's attempts to find his missing child, searching throughout the urban slums of India. “Siddharth” opens June 27 at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas.  

 

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Capitalism, Inequality, and Delhi's Transformation

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A look at the transformation of Delhi through its people—from drug dealers to metal traders to psychoanalysts to billionaires—and what they reveal about how capitalism is changing the city.

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New Sounds

Music From the Roof of the World

Sunday, June 01, 2014

There's music recorded in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on this New Sounds program.   Composer/vocalist Meredith Monk has just returned from a trip to India and Bhutan where she obtained recordings of young musicians striving - via the talent show, "Bhutan Star,"-  to keep the traditional sounds of Bhutanese music alive.  The program is an "American Idol"-esque talent show which forces contestants to sing the nation's fading traditional songs.

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WNYC News

Narendra Modi: Change India Can Believe In?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Right-wing fanatic? Pro-business pragmatist? Caste-busting populist? India's new prime minister is all things to all people. Now he has to govern.

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The Takeaway

Why India's Elections are Massive — and Massively Important

Friday, May 16, 2014

There's a national sport in India and it's not baseball or even cricket. It's politics. Some 550 million people made it to the polls in the longest and best-financed democratic election in the country's history.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Gandhi Before India

Friday, April 18, 2014

Mohandas Gandhi is one of the most influential—and controversial—men in modern history. Ramachandra Guha discusses the first volume of his biography of Gandhi, Gandhi Before India, which gives vivid portraits of the man and the world he lived in—from India to Victorian England to South Africa. It explores the ways Gandhi inspired the devotion of thousands of followers in South Africa as he mobilized a cross-class and inter-religious coalition, pledged to non-violence in their battle against a brutally racist regime.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

India goes to the polls

Thursday, April 10, 2014

India goes to the polls

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Politics in India's Really Really Big Election

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Today is the third day of voting in the 2014 Indian elections. Marshall Bouton, interim director of the Asia Society Policy Institute and former special assistant to the US ambassador to India, discusses the big issues in the vote, who the candidates are, and what role religious affiliations are playing in the election.

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Micropolis

The Case for Arranged Marriage

Monday, April 07, 2014

Could it be that your family knows better than you when it comes to your love life?

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The Leonard Lopate Show

68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel

Friday, January 10, 2014

Journalist Adrian Levy gives a definitive account of the siege the Taj Hotel in Mumbai in November of 2008. His book The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel, written with Cathy Scott-Clark, tells what happened when Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the Mumbai, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Hundreds were held hostage as a fire raged and gunfire rang out. When the smoke cleared, 68-hours later, 31 people were dead and many more were injured.

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