Julie McCarthy http://kuow.org en In Blogs And Tweets, India's New Leader Bemoans Lack Of 'Honeymoon' http://kuow.org/post/blogs-and-tweets-indias-new-leader-bemoans-lack-honeymoon India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, says he has been denied the "honeymoon" period that new governments traditionally enjoy. Just one month after taking office, he has also asserted that he has defied expectations and secured a firm grip on India's sprawling government.<p>Given the groundswell of expectation and anxiety surrounding Modi's ascent, there's been unusual attention given to his first 30 days. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:23:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy & Rupam Jain Nair 37296 at http://kuow.org In Blogs And Tweets, India's New Leader Bemoans Lack Of 'Honeymoon' Iraqi Crisis Brings Focus On Indian Migrants Who Seek Profit Amid Peril http://kuow.org/post/iraqi-crisis-brings-focus-indian-migrants-who-seek-profit-amid-peril Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish. When ISIS militants took control of wide swaths of northern Iraq, foreign workers in those areas ended up being trapped. India is working to win the release of some 40 of its citizens abducted in the Iraqi city of Mosul. There are also hundreds more in other locations who are clamoring to leave. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.<p>JULIE MCCARTHY, BYLINE: India said today, doors are opening in the quest to free its construction workers seized in Mosul, and that they have not been harmed. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 36992 at http://kuow.org Indians Caught In Middle Of Iraq's Worsening Crisis http://kuow.org/post/indians-caught-middle-iraqs-worsening-crisis The kidnapping of 40 Indian construction workers in Iraq by suspected militants has rapidly become the first foreign policy test for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, barely a month after he assumed office.<p>The workers are believed to have been captured by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) when the jihadist group overran the northern Iraqi city of Mosul this past week.<p><em>The Times of India</em> reported that the men were waylaid as they were being evacuated from Mosul. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 36713 at http://kuow.org Indians Caught In Middle Of Iraq's Worsening Crisis India's Transgender Community Turns Seat Belt Safety Into Video Hit http://kuow.org/post/indias-transgender-community-turns-seat-belt-safety-video-hit <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muCU6_Y_Kyo</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:58:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 36575 at http://kuow.org India's Transgender Community Turns Seat Belt Safety Into Video Hit How A Lack Of Toilets Puts India's Women At Risk Of Assault http://kuow.org/post/how-lack-toilets-puts-indias-women-risk-assault A young girl sweeps fallen debris from a tempest that blew through her village of Katra Sahadatganj one recent evening. This remote spot in Uttar Pradesh — India's largest state — has become the center of another gathering storm.<p>It was here two weeks ago where two young girls were audaciously attacked: raped and hanged from a tree. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:42:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 36017 at http://kuow.org How A Lack Of Toilets Puts India's Women At Risk Of Assault Attack On Mother In India Underscores U.N. Call For Action http://kuow.org/post/latest-sexual-assault-india-underscores-un-chiefs-call-action As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon took notice of the global assault against women and girls, another brutal attack in India has highlighted once more the prevalence of gender-based crime in the world's largest democracy.<p>Police say a mother of five was shot dead by militants in a remote village in the northeast of the country after she resisted attempts to molest her.<p>The 35-year-old woman was allegedly pulled from her home as her husband and five children looked on. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 21:42:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 35806 at http://kuow.org Double Rape, Lynching In India Exposes Caste Fault Lines http://kuow.org/post/double-rape-lynching-india-exposes-caste-fault-lines A mother and grandmother's wailing rises in the garden of their cement-and-thatched home in the impoverished village of Katra Sahadatganj in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. They mourn <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/05/29/317052124/teenaged-sisters-allegedly-gang-raped-murdered-in-india">two young girls who were raped and murdered a week ago</a>.<p>The fresh scent of mint from nearby fields competes with the smell of cow dung baking in the sun.<p>On the evening of May 27, the pair, who were cousins, ventured out into an open field that served as their bathroom. Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:20:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 35672 at http://kuow.org Double Rape, Lynching In India Exposes Caste Fault Lines India's New Prime Minister Sworn In http://kuow.org/post/indias-new-prime-minister-sworn Narendra Modi, a Hindu nationalist, officially takes office as India's new prime minister in a ceremony in New Delhi that broke with the past. More than 3,000 guests witnessed the most elaborate oath-taking India has ever staged. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=India%27s+New+Prime+Minister+Sworn+In&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1NTU5NzI4MDEyODAxNzA2NDdhODNkZg004)"/></div><p> Mon, 26 May 2014 21:17:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 35228 at http://kuow.org Brash On The Campaign Trail, Modi Steps Into Parliament Humble http://kuow.org/post/brash-campaign-trail-modi-steps-parliament-humble Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>Narendra Modi will be sworn in Monday as India's next prime minister. Today, the country's president invited him to form a new government. Tue, 20 May 2014 20:37:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 34845 at http://kuow.org In Sea Change Election, Young India Ushers In A New Political Era http://kuow.org/post/sea-change-election-young-india-ushers-new-political-era Transcript <p>TESS VIGELAND, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Tess Vigeland in for Arun Rath. This week, Narendra Modi and his BJP party won India's general election in a landslide. Modi's historic victory upends years of political domination by the Gandhi family, which has been a ruling power since India's independence. NPR's Julie McCarthy is in New Delhi, and I asked her what Modi's election says about the kind of country India is now?<p>JULIE MCCARTHY, BYLINE: Well, Modi inherits a very young India. Sun, 18 May 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 34695 at http://kuow.org After Weeks Of Voting, India's Opposition Party Gets A Sweeping Win http://kuow.org/post/after-weeks-voting-indias-opposition-party-gets-sweeping-win 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. Fri, 16 May 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 34613 at http://kuow.org Opposition Party Wins, India's Congress Party Concedes Defeat http://kuow.org/post/opposition-party-wins-indias-congress-party-concedes-defeat Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. We have today the sound of an historic election victory in India.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF CHEERS AND MUSIC)<p>INSKEEP: Those are people celebrating the projected win by a Hindu nationalist party, the BJP. That party is far ahead in the counting so far, meaning that Narendra Modi will likely be the next prime minister of the world's largest democracy. They are on the verge of being declared the winners here. NPR's Julie McCarthy is covering this story from New Delhi. Fri, 16 May 2014 08:59:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 34560 at http://kuow.org Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Mount Everest Again http://kuow.org/post/injured-sherpa-explains-why-hell-never-climb-mount-everest-again Monitors flash Kaji Sherpa's vital signs as he recovers in the ICU of Katmandu's Norvic International hospital. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:41:20 +0000 Julie McCarthy 33236 at http://kuow.org Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Mount Everest Again A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India http://kuow.org/post/journey-pain-and-beauty-becoming-transgender-india The signs came early that Abhina Aher was different.<p>Born a boy biologically and given the male name Abhijit, Aher grew up in a middle-class neighborhood of Mumbai, India. The son of a single mother who nurtured a love of dance, Aher would watch enthralled as she performed.<p>"I used to love to wear the clothes that my mother used to wear — her jewelry, her makeup," Aher, now 37, recalls. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 23:13:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 32849 at http://kuow.org A Journey Of Pain And Beauty: On Becoming Transgender In India A Gold Obsession Pays Dividends For Indian Women http://kuow.org/post/gold-obsession-pays-dividends-indian-women It's indestructible. It's fungible. It's beautiful. And for Indians, gold – whether it's 18-, 22- or 24-carat — is semi-sacred.<p>The late distinguished Indian economist I.G. Patel observed, "In prosperity as in the hour of need, the thoughts of most Indians turn to gold."<p>No marriage takes place without gold ornaments presented to the bride. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:40:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 32479 at http://kuow.org A Gold Obsession Pays Dividends For Indian Women