The Indian government took 500 and 1,000 rupee notes out of circulation to crack down on tax evasion and corruption. But the people feeling it most are at the bottom of the economic ladder — women without bank accounts.
From a storied past as spice market and trading hub, India’s southwestern state of Kerala now aims to become a hub for the Internet of Things. It has joined the Fab Lab network, started by MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms, and was the first region or state to sign on as a Fab City.
India has a severe shortage of toilets, something the government of Narendra Modi has pledged to address. Anoop Jain is already working on it. He's an American doctoral student who's building public toilets in one of the poorest states in India.
When Deepak Singh was growing up in India, he always bathed in cold water. Quickly. Now that he lives in the US, he's come to appreciate a hot shower. And luxuriate. When he went home for a visit to India recently, he realized that he'd gone soft.
Afghan president Hamid Karzai has threatened to send troops into neighboring Pakistan because militants from Pakistan have been making cross-border raids; Anchor Lisa Mullins gets more from The World's Quil Lawrence who's in Kabul.
NATO and Afghan government forces battled the Taliban in southern Afghanistan this week, and Anchor Marco Werman speaks with The World's Quil Lawrence about how many Afghans are surprised and dismayed by the Taliban's continued strength.
The new American commander of NATO forces says the Taliban aren't all that "resurgent,ï¿½ and The World's Quil Lawrence gets an assessment of the fight against the Afghan group from General David McKiernan.
June has been the deadliest month for foreign troops in Afghanistan since the U.S. invasion in 2001, and civilian fatalities are also running high with Taliban forces operating on both sides of the Pakistani border