As many as four percent of children in India are born with crossed eyes. Treatment is widely available, often for free, yet many families don't pursue it because of a widespread superstition. Many believe that a cross-eyed child brings good luck.
It's been two days since Rhitu Chatterjee landed in India's capital city, New Delhi. That's 34 days after a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was brutally gang-raped on a bus in this city, and 21 days after she died in a hospital in Singapore.
Orley Ashenfelter is a professor at Princeton University and the author of the Big Mac Index, a measurement of a nation's wealth based on the average wages of a McDonald's employee over the cost of a Big Mac. For example, McDonald's employees in poorer countries would not be able to afford the food they serve.
Pilgrims by the thousands flock to the Sabarimala temple in India. There, they're treated to a light show they've been told is a divine miracle. But, in turns out, it was all faked, and a group of Indians wants the display to stop.
Many immigrants bring their home cultures with them when they come to the United States. Often, that means informal savings arrangements that work on a small scale, but don't help immigrants get the sort of credit report and credit rating that's necessary for major financial endeavors. Until now.