Julie McCarthy http://kunc.org en A Gold Obsession Pays Dividends For Indian Women http://kunc.org/post/gold-obsession-pays-dividends-indian-women It's indestructible. It's fungible. It's beautiful. And for Indians, gold – whether it's 18-, 22- or 24-carat — is semi-sacred.<p>The late distinguished Indian economist I.G. Patel observed, "In prosperity as in the hour of need, the thoughts of most Indians turn to gold."<p>No marriage takes place without gold ornaments presented to the bride. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:02:38 +0000 Julie McCarthy 55423 at http://kunc.org A Gold Obsession Pays Dividends For Indian Women Southeast Asia Free Of Polio As India Declares Health Victory http://kunc.org/post/southeast-asia-free-polio-india-declares-health-victory A watershed moment occurred in global health Thursday: The World Health Organization <a href="http://www.searo.who.int/mediacentre/releases/2014/pr1569/en/">said</a> that its Southeast Asian region is now officially polio-free.<p>The milestone means that 80 percent of the world's population now lives without fear of the paralyzing disease.<p>The certification came on the heels of India's successful fight against the disease. The huge nation hasn't reported a case of the wild polio virus in three years. Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:41:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 54984 at http://kunc.org Southeast Asia Free Of Polio As India Declares Health Victory Restoring The Mausoleum That Helped Inspire The Taj Mahal http://kunc.org/post/restoring-mausoleum-helped-inspire-taj-majal Think Taj Mahal and then try to imagine what came before it. Sun, 01 Dec 2013 07:40:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 52465 at http://kunc.org Restoring The Mausoleum That Helped Inspire The Taj Mahal End Of An Era: India's Greatest Cricketer Begins Final Match http://kunc.org/post/end-era-indias-greatest-cricketer-begins-final-match Sachin Tendulkar: The very name evokes Indian national pride, and it resounded through Wankhede Stadium Thursday in the cricket superstar's hometown of Mumbai.<p>That's when Tendulkar took the field for the final test match of his fabled 24-year long career. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 23:28:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 51943 at http://kunc.org End Of An Era: India's Greatest Cricketer Begins Final Match Men Convicted In India Gang Rape To Be Sentenced Friday http://kunc.org/post/men-convicted-india-gang-rape-be-sentenced-friday The four men <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/10/220946522/4-men-convicted-in-rape-and-murder-that-shocked-india" target="_blank">convicted of the New Delhi gang rape</a> that took the life of a 23-year-old woman last December will learn their fate on Friday.<p>The court considered Wednesday whether they should get capital punishment or life in prison.<p>In sentencing arguments that stretched to three hours, public prosecutor Dayan Krishnan called on the court to impose the death penalty for what he called a "diabolical" crime.<p>He said the death penalty was justified on t Wed, 11 Sep 2013 16:04:00 +0000 Julie McCarthy 49465 at http://kunc.org Men Convicted In India Gang Rape To Be Sentenced Friday