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The Takeaway

A Fork in The Road for Pakistan

Friday, December 19, 2014

A Pakistani court has granted bail to a Mumbai terror attack suspect. A former Pakistani ambassador says the nation must now choose one of two paths.

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PRI's The World

A Trinidadian immigrant reflects on her hometown of Ferguson, Missouri

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Ruffina Farrokh Anklesaria immigrated to the US from Trinidad 15 years ago. She settled in Ferguson, Missouri, and says she's seen the town's diversity transform. Right now, Anklesaria is teaming up with other members of the community to highlight the positive side of the small Missouri town, but she says as an immigrant, she still sees racial divisions in the US.

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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 Leonard Lopate Show

Katherine Boo on Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo tells the story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a slum in Mumbai, India. Her book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity was awarded the National Book Award for nonfiction. It's based on three years of reporting on the lives of Annawadi residents, including Abdul, a Muslim teenager who scavenges for recyclables; Asha, who is seeking a route to the middle class through political corruption; and her daughter Manju, who will soon become Annawadi’s first female college graduate. When terrorism and the global economic recession shake Mumbai, suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Katherine Boo on Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Slum

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Boo tells the story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a slum in Mumbai, India. Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity is based on three years of reporting, and it gives a glimpse into the lives of Annawadi residents, including Abdul, a Muslim teenager who scavenges for recyclables; Asha, who is seeking a route to the middle class through political corruption; and her daughter Manju, who will soon become Annawadi’s first female college graduate. When terrorism and the global economic recession shake Mumbai, suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power, and economic envy turn brutal.

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The Takeaway

New Documentary Looks at the 'Perfect Terrorist' Behind the Mumbai Attacks

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Three years ago this week 10 gunmen lay siege to the city of Mumbai. They arrived by boat from Karachi, Pakistan and for for three days, they launched a series of attacks on two 5-star hotels, a train station and a small Jewish hostel. A total of 166 people were killed, and more than 300 were injured. The mastermind behind the attacks, called India's 9/11, was an American citizen named David Headley, who spent more than two years mapping out targets and creating a plan for the attacks.

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The Takeaway

India Begins Investigation Into Mumbai Bombing

Thursday, July 14, 2011

In a coordinated attack that targeted the city's busiest district, three bombs blasted through rush hour crowds in Mumbai yesterday, killing 17 people and injuring 131. The improvised explosive devices went off within 15 minutes of each other. A fourth bomb that never detonated was also found. It was the deadliest attack on Mumbai since 2008, when Islamic militants held the city in a three-day siege that left more than 150 dead.

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The Takeaway

Bomb Blasts Shake Mumbai

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Three bombs blasted through Mumbai during rush hour on Wednesday, leaving at least 21 dead and 113 injured. The homemade bombs exploded within 15 minutes of each other, in a coordinated attack that targeted the busiest districts of the country's economic capital. The worst casualties were at Zaveri Bazaar, a gem and jewelry district.  There were also explosions in the Dadar neighborhood and at the Opera House business district. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda with Marcus Mabry and Nazes Afroz

Monday, November 23, 2009

Marcus Mabry, international business editor for The New York Times, and Nazes Afroz, executive editor for the Asia-Pacific region for the BBC, take a look at what's ahead for Indian prime minister Mahmohan Singh's first visit to the White House this week. They'll also take a look at what's ahead in Afghanistan; what's next in health care reform; what retailers can expect on Black Friday; and another week for Sarah Palin's book tour.

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The Takeaway

Britain's foreign secretary calls "war on terror" a mistake

Thursday, January 15, 2009

In today's issue of The Guardian newspaper, Britain's foreign secretary, David Milliband, called the "War on Terror" a mistake. He wants a review of the tactics used to combat terror and calls the current strategy misleading and mistaken. These remarks were repeated in a speech he made in Mumbai today. For more on this we are joined by Naomi Grimley, the BBC's political affairs correspondent in London.

David Milliband was on Charlie Rose several months ago discussing Britain's foreign policy and America's evolving role in the world.

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