South Asia

Global Politics

India's first cartoon everywoman is the product of a female cartoonist who stood up to her own critics

Kanika Mishra had had it with the folksy 'common man' character so prevalent in Indian cartoons. She decided to create a 'common woman' and named her character Karnika Kahen which literally means 'Karnika speaks.' And speak she does, taking stands against sexual abuse and rape in India, and getting a lot of flak in the process.

Global Politics

In dealing with ISIS, Obama could take cues from the Camp David Accords

The nature of war is that it’s impossible to predict its outcome, and the current military campaign against ISIS is no exception. But some conflicts can have peaceful conclusions — like the Camp David Accords that ended the Israel-Egypt conflict. Author Lawrence Wright argues that we can turn to the diplomacy of Jimmy Carter to learn how to deal with ISIS.

Lifestyle & Belief

Swat Valley update

More than one-and-a-half million Pakistanis are said to have fled the Swat Valley. Many are living in camps. Anchor Marco Werman gets an update on security and humanitarian conditions in Pakistan's remote regions from the BBC's Haroon Rashid.

Conflict & Justice

Tiananmen voices

The BBC's Chinese Service asked people to share some of their thoughts and recollections about China's Tiananmen crackdown 20 years ago today. Anchor Lisa Mullins introduces us to two of them

Global Politics

Revisiting an Afghan girls' school

In part 3, Charles Sennott tries to revisit a girls school he reported on two years ago. The school was set up by a couple who lost their son on September 11, 2001. But the school they funded in his memory now appears to be under the Taliban.