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Sports

She could have been a child bride like her sisters. But she became a coach instead.

Parvati Pujari is the first member of her Mumbai family to get a college degree. She's also the first of her sisters not to be married off young. And she played on India's national women's rugby team. By working with other women to coach sports in this poor part of the city, she's passing on the attributes that helped her overcome her obstacles and achieve her dream.

Lifestyle

#WhyLoiter reclaims public — and inner — space for Indian women

Women in India often hear from an early age that they shouldn't be out in public without a purpose and a place to go. And certainly they shouldn't be out late at night without the company of a man. "Don't loiter," they're urged. But a group of women in Mumbai is challenging that notion by going on late-night walks together and just hanging out. Rhitu Chatterjee tags along for a "loitering session" that manages to feel both sinister and uplifting.

Culture

This Mumbai couple waited to adopt a daughter: 'We just wanted a girl'

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When Ayesha and Marco D'Souza started the adoption process, they knew some baby girls in India were not even allowed to be born because of sex selection. And they know that some view girls as a burden. Still, they weren’t choosing a girl out of charity, they say. They just wanted a daughter.

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Global Politics

Pakistan says no firm evidence on Mumbai

The United States and Britain support India's assertions that the gunmen responsible for the recent attacks in Mumbia, India are part of a militant group based in Pakistan. But Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari maintains there's no solid evidence.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz today we wanted the name of a massive stone and concrete arch that dominates the harbor in Mumbai, India. The answer is The Gateway of India. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with travel writer Devanshi Modi, who says Mumbai landmarks affected by the terrorist attacks two months ago are once again open for business... and tourists.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Indian film composer A. R. Rahman is nominated for 3 Academy Awards for his soundtrack to "Slumdog Millionaire." He talked to The World's Marco Werman about creating the film's sound.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the home town of "Slumdog Millionaire" director Danny Boyle. That would be Radcliffe, England. Last night Boyle mentioned the social club in his home town during his Oscars acceptance speech. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Albert Waters, of the St. Mary's Catholic Social Club in Radcliffe, about the club's moment of Oscar glory.

Global Politics

Geo answer

Today's answer is the Indian city of Mumbai, where residents are gearing up for national elections. We hear what's on the mind of some Indians as they prepare to vote.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and answer

On Wednesday, millions of people across Asia will witness the longest total solar eclipse that will happen this century. For today's Geo Quiz we asked you where the eclipse will appear first and last.

Global Politics

India's Muslim community

One year ago, 10 militants arrived from Pakistan in Mumbai, India. The Muslim community was terrified of a backlash, fortunately it never came. Miranda Kennedy has the first in her series of reports about the lives of India's Muslims.

Conflict & Justice

India's Muslim community part 2

India is on high alert this week as the country marks the one year anniversary of strikes that paralyzed Mumbai last year. In the second part of her series, Miranda Kennedy reports on the growing alienation of Mumbai's Muslims.