Caste in America

Does America have a caste system?

Many Americans would be appalled to think that anything like caste could exist in a country allegedly founded on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But can looking at the US through the lens of caste tell us more about inequality in America?


Arts, Culture & Media

Snoop Dogg goes to Bollywood

Listen to the title song of the upcoming Indian movie, "Singh is Kinng," and you'll hear a distinctly American sound � rap; that's because American rapper Snoop Dogg has taken his talent into the world of Bollywood musicals.


India finally gets Olympic gold

India is celebrating its first Olympic gold medal in 28 years, as Abhinav Bindra won the 10-meter air rifle event in Beijing. The BBC's Tinku Ray tells us more about "India's Goldfinger."


Floods in north India

India is battling devastating floods that have left more than one million people homeless, as The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder reports from Bihar in flood-affected northern India.

Arts, Culture & Media

Domestic abuse law in India

A law in India protects women from domestic abuse, and supporters say the law is desperately needed, but critics say the law is often abused to punish innocent men and their extended families. Reporter Larry Schooler has the story.

Global Politics

India's abortion debate

Abortion is legal in India, within the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Now some Indians want to change the law to allow later abortions in certain cases. The BBC's Tinku Ray has the story.