India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.


Business, Economics and Jobs

India's elderly

The BBC's Tinku Ray reports on legislation in India to protect the elderly from abuse; many families in India are moving away from traditional family arrangements where many generations live under the same roof.

Global Politics

G8 agreement on global warming

Leaders of the world's richest nations are meeting in Japan for the annual Group of Eight (G8) summit where they've reached a common goal to fight global warming, as The World's Jason Margolis has more.


India's Olympic prospects

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with sports writer Qaiser Mohammad Ali from India's "Sakaal Times" newspaper about India's traditionally poor performance at the Olympic Games.

Arts, Culture & Media

Salman Rushdie's new novel

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Salman Rushdie about his new novel, 'The Enchantress of Florence,' and with The World's book critic, Christopher Merrill. Rushdie's 1981 novel, 'Midnight's Children,' has just won the Best of the Booker Prize award.


Olympic drug testing

Before the Olympics even begin there are concerns that Olympic anti-doping monitors won't be able to detect the blood-boosting drug EPO, as Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with BBC science reporter Matt McGrath.


Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz is the state of Mizoram in northeast India, where an infestation of rats is devastating rice crops and villagers are paid for every rat tail they can produce.

Cracking down on Scrabulous

Anchor Marco Werman explains how Hasbro, the maker of Scrabble, is suing some Indian brothers who've developed a popular online version known as Scrabulous.