Delhi

Environment

As New Delhi’s pollution crisis persists, so do widespread public denial and complacency

In early November, there was no escaping the fact New Delhi was facing a public health crisis. The city’s Air Quality Index, by some readings, soared as high as the maximum, 999. Schools were closed, questions of governmental competency were raised and high-level meetings were convened. Conditions have improved, but remain far from healthy. But you wouldn’t know it by observing daily life.

Culture

Indian college women push back against curfews

Indian colleges and universities worried about attacks against their female students have imposed curfews to keep them from leaving their dorms at night. But the students are pushing back with a campaign called "Pinjra Tod," which means "break the cage."

Arts

Captain America is a Sikh. You got a problem with that?

Turbaned and proud. That's Vishavjit Singh who responded to the hate directed at him after 9/11 by drawing political cartoons about being Sikh in America. Then he got really bold and dressed up as Captain America and took to the streets of New York City.

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Environment

World's cheapest car, The

Host Steve Curwood talks with Sunita Narain, director of the Center for Science and the Environment in Delhi, about what the Nano Car could mean for the developing world and how India should handle its transportation issues.

Global Politics

Geo answer

India is the answer to today's Geo Quiz. India's Atomic Energy regulatory body is investigating an incident involving the death of a scrap metal worker. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from the BBC's Sanjoy Majunder.

Global Politics

India's Commonwealth Games

Teams arriving for the games in Delhi say the athletes village is filthy and unfit for human habitation. But Delhi officials insist everything will be ready to go once the games begin. The World's Laura Lynch reports.