Shyam Benegal is one of India’s most prolific filmmakers. He’s known for his important role in the new wave of Indian cinema and for creating films that are sensitive to the role of women in Indian society.
Pakistan and India’s rivalry dates back to the partition of August 1947. The animosity between the two countries concerns the world as both have built significant nuclear arsenals. To date, Indians and Pakistanis engage daily in well-spirited, tongue-in-cheek displays of mock rivalry.
Leslie Mass first wrote about being a Peace Corps volunteer in a small village in Pakistan in 1962. She discusses her recent book about returning to the village 50 years later called, Back to Pakistan: A Fifty-Year Journey. And WBEZ’s Odette Yousef brings us an audio postcard from the
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has decided to channel more than $7.3 million in tax increment financing toward a “bus rapid transit” line downtown, according to transportation and economic-development officials.The money will combine with an announced $24.6 m
The customer service agents that help Americans sort out their credit card bill or troubleshoot computer issues are often not from the U.S. Usually, they’re from India. Many Americans have strong opinions about Indian call centers, most of them not good.
The selective termination of a pregnancy based on gender is on the rise globally. Science has made it easier than ever to detect the sex of a fetus and to determine whether to continue or end a pregnancy. The phenomenon is growing not only in countries like China and India, but also in p
The disputed region of Kashmir has long been a flashpoint for strained relations between India and Pakistan. The recent discovery of 6,000 bodies in unmarked graves in Kashmir’s India-administered area has underscored the conflict’s human toll.
In Syria, it’s the second day of a massive general strike that's designed to further cripple President Assad’s regime. Worldview has a rare conversation with one of the strike’s organizers, Osama Nassar, who's currently in hiding.