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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

Musharraf facing impeachment

Today the leaders of Pakistan's ruling coalition government announced they want to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, and Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the BBC's Mark Dummett in Islamabad about this latest challenge to Musharraf's rule.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Reporter Nguyen Qui Duc reflects on Barak Obama's election victory and the ending of the Vietnam era. And we close our program with a new arrangement of a traditional song from Vietnam. It's performed by jazz guitarist Nguyen Le and singer Huong Thanh.

Mumbai attacks update

Anchor Ken Bader speaks with the BBC's Rahul Tandon outside the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, about the still chaotic scene in Mumbai, India, after yesterday's terrorist attacks. Authorities say more than 100 people died when gunmen opened fire in coordinated attacks throughout India's financial capital.

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India's 9/11

Last week's attacks on Mumbai have been referred to by some as "India's 9/11." The World's Alex Gallafent reports there's some concern about the widespread use of the term "9/11."