Julie McCarthy http://wmuk.org en End Of An Era: India's Greatest Cricketer Begins Final Match http://wmuk.org/post/end-era-indias-greatest-cricketer-begins-final-match Sachin Tendulkar: The very name evokes Indian national pride, and it resounded through Wankhede Stadium Thursday in the cricket superstar's hometown of Mumbai.<p>That's when Tendulkar took the field for the final test match of his fabled 24-year long career. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:48:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 10317 at http://wmuk.org End Of An Era: India's Greatest Cricketer Begins Final Match Concert Stirs Strife In Disputed Kashmir Region http://wmuk.org/post/concert-stirs-strife-disputed-kashmir-region Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The New York City Opera may be forced to cancel the rest of its current season and all of its next season, if it is not able to raise $20 million by the end of the year. It has been known as the People's Opera since it debuted 70 years ago. Its mission: Making opera more accessible and affordable. City Opera, as it's called, has experienced what it calls a cash crisis for some years. And now, it's started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money it needs to survive.<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>The location of this next story is what makes it amazing. Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:02:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 8548 at http://wmuk.org India's New Central Banker Steps Into A Perfect Storm http://wmuk.org/post/indias-economic-growth-slows-decade-low Raghuram Rajan, the new governor of India's central bank, swept into office this week infusing a sense of optimism.<p>He announced hard-headed measures Wednesday that remove uncertainty that has characterized the Reserve Bank of India's moves.<p>By Friday, Indian equities and the rupee were clawing back.<p>But analysts say the exuberance — and honeymoon with the suave MIT-trained economist — is unlikely to last.<p>After decadelong high growth rates, India is now the sick man of Asia.<p>Growth has crashed to a four-year low. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 09:05:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 8493 at http://wmuk.org India's New Central Banker Steps Into A Perfect Storm Mystery Series' Portly P.I. Peels Back The Layers Of Delhi Society http://wmuk.org/post/halls-portly-pi-peels-back-layers-delhi-society For an introduction to India's cultural and culinary delights, you might hop a flight to Delhi or book a trip to Mumbai. But to meet the country sans passport free of airport indignities, you could just curl up with the crime novels of Tarquin Hall.<p>Vish Puri, Hall's opinionated private investigator, is a 50-something Punjabi super sleuth with a fondness for family and food. Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:06:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 8290 at http://wmuk.org Mystery Series' Portly P.I. Peels Back The Layers Of Delhi Society Families Of Poisoned Children Try To Cope In India http://wmuk.org/post/families-poisoned-children-try-cope-india Transcript <p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST: <p>In India, police have widened their hunt for the principal of an elementary school. It's the place where 23 children died last week after eating a toxic school lunch. The principal has been missing, along with her husband, since the day the children fell sick. An arrest warrant has been issued for her. In the meantime, parents of the victims are trying to cope with the tragedy. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:13:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 7274 at http://wmuk.org