Julie McCarthy http://wvxu.org en Security Vs. Free Speech: India Blocks Film On Assassination http://wvxu.org/post/india-tries-find-fine-balance-between-censorship-and-public-safety A new film projects a decidedly different perspective about one of the most convulsive episodes in India's modern age.<p><em>Kaum De Heere</em>, or <em>Diamonds of the Community</em>, looks at the 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi — through the lens of her assassins.<p>Producer Satish Katyal rejects the criticism that the film eulogizes Gandhi's killers. "It has a human angle," he says. "It's about their personal lives. Why did they suddenly commit this act?"<p>Gandi's assassins, Beant Singh and Satwant Singh, both Sikh, were also her bodyguards. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:27:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 30958 at http://wvxu.org Security Vs. Free Speech: India Blocks Film On Assassination Why India's Modi Defied The WTO http://wvxu.org/post/why-indias-modi-defied-wto <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Why+India%27s+Modi+Defied+The+WTO&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzczMDA2MDEzNTg3ODA1MTAzZjYxNg004)"/></div><p> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:39:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 30248 at http://wvxu.org In Blogs And Tweets, India's New Leader Bemoans Lack Of 'Honeymoon' http://wvxu.org/post/blogs-and-tweets-indias-new-leader-bemoans-lack-honeymoon India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, says he has been denied the "honeymoon" period that new governments traditionally enjoy. Just one month after taking office, he has also asserted that he has defied expectations and secured a firm grip on India's sprawling government.<p>Given the groundswell of expectation and anxiety surrounding Modi's ascent, there's been unusual attention given to his first 30 days. Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:23:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy & Rupam Jain Nair 28614 at http://wvxu.org In Blogs And Tweets, India's New Leader Bemoans Lack Of 'Honeymoon' Iraqi Crisis Brings Focus On Indian Migrants Who Seek Profit Amid Peril http://wvxu.org/post/iraqi-crisis-brings-focus-indian-migrants-who-seek-profit-amid-peril Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Audie Cornish. When ISIS militants took control of wide swaths of northern Iraq, foreign workers in those areas ended up being trapped. India is working to win the release of some 40 of its citizens abducted in the Iraqi city of Mosul. There are also hundreds more in other locations who are clamoring to leave. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.<p>JULIE MCCARTHY, BYLINE: India said today, doors are opening in the quest to free its construction workers seized in Mosul, and that they have not been harmed. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 28413 at http://wvxu.org Indians Caught In Middle Of Iraq's Worsening Crisis http://wvxu.org/post/indians-caught-middle-iraqs-worsening-crisis The kidnapping of 40 Indian construction workers in Iraq by suspected militants has rapidly become the first foreign policy test for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, barely a month after he assumed office.<p>The workers are believed to have been captured by militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) when the jihadist group overran the northern Iraqi city of Mosul this past week.<p><em>The Times of India</em> reported that the men were waylaid as they were being evacuated from Mosul. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:35:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 28220 at http://wvxu.org Indians Caught In Middle Of Iraq's Worsening Crisis