Mythili Rao is an associate producer at The Takeaway. Her reporting, essays and book reviews have also appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Daily Beast, The Nation, The Millions, Publishers Weekly, Newsweek, and other publications. Before joining WNYC, she worked on the assignment desk at CNN's New York Bureau, where she filed stories on everything from Bernie Madoff to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Conflict & Justice
Attitudes towards terrorism in Pakistan can be complicated, but the attack on a Peshawar school on Monday may have tipped the balance against the Taliban and other militant groups. The brutal assault seems to have shifted the mood among Pakistani politicians, even those who usually take softer lines on terror.
Business, Finance & Economics
The US economy has been bolstered by falling oil prices. But all is not roses — as parts of the economy, including the booming oil drilling — could be hurt if the prices remain this low.
Arts, Culture & Media
Thirty years after a chemical leak in Bhopal, India, that killed thousands, the city is still feeling the impact of contamination. Now stars Kal Penn, Mischa Barton and Martin Sheen are bringing the incident to life in a new film called "Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain."
The US and Europe are celebrating the victory of pro-European parties in Ukraine's presidential election, saying it's clear sign that Ukraine wants to modernize and move away from Moscow. But just how much of Ukraine's partially-occupied east is on board?
Lifestyle & Belief
In 1950, singles were just 22 percent of the adult population. Now, they've taken over. More than half of American adults are single, and that may have some surprising benefits — from the way people join civic groups and socialize to how they take part in the lives of their hometowns.