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How Far Will the Indian Diplomatic Face-Off Go?

Friday, December 20, 2013

India's response to the arrest of one of its New York consular officials has been so overheated — and so willfully oblivious to a pattern of labor issues — it makes one wonder how far this international face-off will go. 

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WNYC News

South Asians Rally Against the Criminalization of Gay Sex in India

Sunday, December 15, 2013

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New York is among cities across the U.S. participating in what has been deemed a "Global Day of Rage" in response to India’s Supreme Court decision last week that re-criminalizes gay sex.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Indians Fight Back Against Ban on Gay Sex

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sabelo Narasimhan, a queer trans Desi organizer and photographer, and Gardiner Harris, New York Times South Asia correspondent, discuss the ruling by the high court in India which re-criminalizes homosexuality and what they are trying to do to fight it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Future of Bloomberg's New York; Homosexuality in India; Philosophies Against Suicide

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Former Bloomberg spokesperson Stu Loeser and a range of experts take calls about Mayor Bloomberg’s impact on health, safety, inequality, and the future of New York. Plus: A look at why India has reversed its legal stance on homosexuality; and author Jennifer Michael Hecht on her new book, Stay, and the secular argument against suicide.

New Sounds

World Multiples

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hear a load of border-crossing collaborations for this New Sounds, including a danceable Bhangra tune (dance music from the Indian subcontinent) by a Budapest-based Balkan brass band. Then there’s Bangladeshi interpretation of Afro-Latin styles by LokKhi TeRa, a London-based collective who have taken in the streets of Bangladesh, the Afrobeat clubs of Nigeria, the cantinas of Cuba and the beaches of Brazil.  On their tune, "Shokhi Kunjo Shajoa,"Indian flute soars over Cuban Santéria-style chants, steady percussion and keyboard flourishes, before horns take it higher and sweet Bengali vocals take it higher still.

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The Takeaway

Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar to Retire

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Today, Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar played the start of his 200th and final test match—the match that marks the coming close of his 24-year career.The “Little Master,” as he’s sometimes called, is a sports icon like no other. In 2011, he led India to a cricket World Cup victory but long before that, he captured the heart of the country with his exploits. Rahul Tandon, BBC Cricket reporter in Mumbai, reflects on day the first day of Tendulkar's last match.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

A Divide for Democrats?; HS Admissions; China and Haiyan; Wilco’s Nels Cline

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pundits point to a growing divide within the GOP. Noam Scheiber of The New Republic talks about the big changes going on within the Democratic party as well, which he describes in his profile of Elizabeth Warren. Plus: what you need to know about the public high school admissions process and how to choose the right school; economist Padma Desai talks about growing up in rural India; and Nels Cline of Wilco talks about music education.

The Brian Lehrer Show

An Economist's Memoir

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Padma Desai, professor of comparative economic systems and director of the Center for Transition Economies at Columbia University talks about her book, Breaking Out: An Indian Woman's American Journey (The MIT Press, 2013) and discusses growing up in rural India and moving to the U.S. on a scholarship.

 

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On The Media

Murdoch's Media Empire, NFL Bullying and More

Friday, November 08, 2013

A peek inside Rupert Murdoch's media empire, the evolving NFL bullying story, and reporting on rape in India.

On The Media

India’s Reporting on Rape

Friday, November 08, 2013

In December of 2012, a brutal rape in Delhi, India started a fractious debate about crimes against women and--among Indian journalists--about how crimes against women should be reported. Jamie York went to India last summer and spoke to journalists Meena Menon, Meenal Baghel and Shoma Chaudhury and to attorney Vrinda Grover about how India’s female journalists are using this moment to inform a discussion they care deeply about.

 

Music: “Amar Sangeet” by Kashinath Mishra & Prabhakar Dhakde

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The Takeaway

In India, Changing Mindsets to Empower Women

Thursday, November 07, 2013

A woman in India is raped every 20 minutes, according to the National Crime Records Bureau in India. One organization is trying to change those numbers.  Jameela Nishat runs the Shaheen Resource Center for Women in Hyderabad's Old City. Her organization attempts to aid and empower women—particularly those in Muslim and Dalit communities—to reclaim their lives.  

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On The Media

India's Right to Information

Friday, October 04, 2013

India, infamous for its bureaucracy and corruption, has one of the strongest freedom of information laws in the world. OTM reporter Jamie York went to India to talk to Subhash Agrawal, Nikhil Dey, Aruna Roy, Shailesh Gandhi and Sowmya Kidambi (and to hear Shankar Singh sing) about the struggle to achieve the law and the power and pitfalls of such a transformative tool.

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On The Media

India's Attempt to ID Every Indian

Friday, September 27, 2013

In a 2009 book called Imagining India, Indian tech billionaire Nandan Nilekani imagined a way to address India’s most vexing problems of corruption, poverty and lack of social services – a unique ID number for every Indian. 4 years later, India has undertaken the biggest ID program in human history. It’s called Aadhaar, and Nilekani oversees it. But trying to register 1.2 billion people, many for the first time, comes with serious privacy and data-collection concerns. OTM reporter Jamie York went to India to speak with Nilekani and lawyer Malavika Jayaram about the risk and reward of identifying every Indian.

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The Takeaway

Death by Hanging for Men Convicted in Indian Gang Rape-Murder

Friday, September 13, 2013

It will be a death penalty for the four convicted perpetrators of one of the most horrible crimes in Indian history—the public rape and murder of a young girl on a moving bus in Delhi last year. Joining us to discuss the sentence is Veena Venugopal, a journalist based in Delhi and author of "Would you Like Some Bread With That Book."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Pink Sari Revolution in India

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Poor and illiterate, married around the age of 12, pregnant with her first child at 15, and prohibited from attending school, Sampat Pal has risen to become the leader of a women’s brigade numbering in the tens of thousands.

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Soundcheck

Goldspot: Bubbly Electro-Pop, In The Studio

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hear electro-pop band Goldspot perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Currency jitters in India and emerging markets

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Currency jitters in India and emerging markets

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Radiolab

Hot People And Cold Cars; Cold People And Hot Cars

Friday, July 26, 2013

Car colors are getting cooler, even wintry: All over the world, car buyers are choosing white, silver, gray or black. So who favors warm, springtime colors? Think of a place where you spend half the year bundled up with mittens.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

HIV/AIDS and Sex Workers in India

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Meena Seshu, founder and Secretary General of SANGRAM, an Indian NGO, talks about working to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS by educating and empowering sex workers. In 2006, SANGRAM received international attention when workers refused to sign the U.S. government’s anti-prostitution pledge, choosing to return funding rather than turn their back on sex workers. Last month the Supreme Court ruled that this U.S. government policy requirement is unconstitutional because it violates free speech rights. Seshu talks about the impact of the ruling.

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Radiolab

Why Dolphins Make Us Nervous

Thursday, June 13, 2013

India has just banned dolphin entertainment parks. They are "morally unacceptable," says a government ministry. Meanwhile, on the other side of the planet, the U.S. Navy announced that 24 dolphins trained to sniff for underwater mines will be replaced by robots.

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