South Asia

Culture

This winter, we could all use a little Holi

Holi is a Hindu festival in northern India that celebrates the coming of spring on the lunar calendar. Celebrants spray each other with colors. It can get pretty raucous. Indian-American writer Deepak Singh remembers Holi as a kid in Lucknow, and thinks about what it would be like to celebrate at his current home, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Conflict

Hopes rise for a nuclear deal with Iran

The buzz from Geneva is that international talks there on Iran’s nuclear ambitions are approaching a deal. The deal could limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities for a decade or more, in exchange for an easing of sanctions.

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Environment

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.

Global Politics

Next US steps in Afghanistan

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice repeated demands today that Pakistan take stronger action to rein in militants on its border with Afghanistan, where the Taliban appear to be growing in strength

Afghanistan's drug problem

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Thomas Schweich, a former US anti-narcotics official, who says a mixture of Western obstruction and Afghan corruption has allowed the Taliban to secure support and funding from Afghanistan's growing poppy trade.

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.

Global Politics

Pakistan battles terror in tribal areas

The World's Katy Clark reports on the future of US-Pakistan relations, and the battle against extremists based in Pakistan's lawless tribal areas, as Pakistan's new Prime Minister was in Washington today for a meeting with President Bush

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.