March madness might be sweeping throughout the United States but a lot of the world has their eyes peeled on the Cricket World Cup taking place in Australia and New Zeland. We also go abroad in our Global Activism segment with the Shanti Bhavan school in India.
The BBC documentary, "India's Daughter" was banned from India for showing an interview with an accused rapist. We also discuss the culture around silence in Muslim society when it comes to sexual abuse, and the recent overruling of a law in South Korea which made adultery illegal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India is a Hindu nationalist. Since he came to power last May there have been signs of rising tensions between India's Hindu and Muslim communities. The BBC's Sunita Thakur takes a look at what it means to be a Hindu in India today.
Mohammed Yousuf survived polio. It led him to care deeply about empowering people with disabilities in the U.S. and abroad. He started the Equally Able Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing services in India and other countries to give assistive equipment, education and employment opportunities to disabled individuals. Yousuf joins us to tell us about the foundation and what it's doing to try to help change the lives of the disabled in India.
Tension in Eastern Ukraine is escalating as NATO reports Russian troops have crossed the border into Ukraine. Matthew Rojansky, director of the Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center, gives us an update.
Twenty five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany continues to be influenced by the former division. We'll find out how attitudes toward childcare and women in the workforce differ between East and West Germany with researcher Elizabeth Heineman.[<a
India's school drop-out rate is high. Bhuvana Foundation was created “to provide three nutritious meals, timely and regular primary care and a well rounded education” for children in India, especially in Tamil Nadu State. We’ll speak with neurologist Subramaniam Sriram, founder and president of Bhuvana Foundation and Mridu Sekhar, a Bhuvana trustee, about their work.