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    • More Than 300 Million Indians Suffer from a Crippling Drought

    • By: Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "More Than 300 Million Indians Suffer from a Crippling Drought" is from the May 04, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rama Lakshmi and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Calls for Mass Deportations. This Indian State Is Already Weeding out Undocumented Muslims.

    • By: Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Eight years ago, a dozen families showed up at this quiet farming village, saying floodwaters had washed away their homes. They spoke with a different accent, and the villagers wondered if they might be illegal Muslim immigrants who had crossed the porous border from neighboring Bangladesh. Illegal immigration has been a contentious issue in this northeastern state of Assam for over three decades.

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    • Indians Are Certain They Invented the Zero. But Can They Prove It?

    • By: Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The initiative is a heady cocktail of academic research and cultural pride, and it coincides with a new wave of hyper-patriotism among Indians that has risen since Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014. Indians are reclaiming their heritage, embracing yoga, promoting the ancient Sanskrit language, buying traditional herbal products and celebrating — at times exaggerating — achievements in history.

    "Indians Are Certain They Invented the Zero. But Can They Prove It?" is from the March 11, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rama Lakshmi and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • India’s Mobile Phone Dreams Become Nightmare of Dropped Calls

    • By: Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "India’s Mobile Phone Dreams Become Nightmare of Dropped Calls" is from the September 28, 2015 Around the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rama Lakshmi and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • State Election in India Delivers a Significant Blow to Modi.s Popularity

    • By: Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "State Election in India Delivers a Significant Blow to Modi.s Popularity" is from the November 9, 2015 Around the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rama Lakshmi and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • India’s Premier Creates a Stir with Surprise Stop in Pakistan

    • By: Rama Lakshmi, Haq Nawaz Khan
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "India’s Premier Creates a Stir with Surprise Stop in Pakistan" is from the Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rama Lakshmi and Haq Nawaz Khan and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Bull-Taming Claims Two People’s Lives as India Revives Controversial Sport After a Two-Year Ban

    • By: Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Two people were trampled to death and dozens wounded in southern India during the controversial bull-taming sport that resumed Sunday after tens of thousands of demonstrators mounted unprecedented pressure this week on the government to overturn a ban.

    "Bull-Taming Claims Two People’s Lives as India Revives Controversial Sport After a Two-Year Ban" is from the January 22, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rama Lakshmi and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How a Half-Billion-Dollar Statue Is Dividing India

    • By: Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    India plans to build the world’s tallest statue, twice the height of the Statue of Liberty, honoring a 17th-century Hindu warrior king.

    "How a Half-Billion-Dollar Statue Is Dividing India" is from the December 27, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rama Lakshmi and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • India's Defense Minister Questions Its No First-Use Nuclear Policy — Then Says It's His Personal Opinion

    • By: Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Amid one of the worst phases of border tensions with Pakistan, the defense minister of India said Thursday that the country’s pledge not to use nuclear weapons first amounts to “giving away your strength.”

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    • One of India's Most-Populous States Recently Banned Alcohol. Mayhem Ensued.

    • By: Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 6 mins
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    KHANPUR, India — For decades, this riverside hamlet of lower-caste Indians made liquor for a living by fermenting the fruit of the mahua tree, but since a strict prohibition was imposed in Bihar state in April, police have begun raiding homes, chasing away drinkers and arresting villagers.

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    • In India, Muslim Men Can End a Marriage by Saying ‘Divorce’ Three Times. One Woman Wants to Stop That.

    • By: Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    India allows communities to follow family laws that are governed by their religion. But the practice of what is known as triple talaq, or “the triple divorce,” among the country’s 170 million Muslims is one of the most controversial, because it allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife by merely uttering the word three times — sometimes even by Skype or email or text message.

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    • Indian Call Center Employees Posing as the IRS May Have Bilked Americans out of Millions

    • By: Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Computer-savvy criminals posing as Internal Revenue Service officers at call centers in India may have bilked unsuspecting Americans out of millions, police in India said Thursday.

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    • India Has 30 Million Stray Dogs. One State Is Pushing Vigilantes to Kill Them.

    • By: Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    In recent months, people in the southern Indian state of Kerala have declared a war on dogs. Hundreds of street dogs have been killed in the past year across a state that calls itself “God’s own country,” and is a tourist magnet. Mobs routinely beat dogs to death or hire professional catchers to do the job.

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    • India Expels Pakistani Embassy Staffer on Espionage Charges

    • By: Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    India accused a staff member at Pakistan’s embassy in New Delhi on Thursday of engaging in spying activities and ordered his expulsion, deepening tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

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    • The World's Longest Hunger Strike Will End Soon

    • By: Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "The World's Longest Hunger Strike Will End Soon" is from the July 26, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Rama Lakshmi and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • India's 'Rent-A-Womb' Industry Could Close Doors to Foreigners

    • By: Annie Gowen, Rama Lakshmi
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    "India's 'Rent-A-Womb' Industry Could Close Doors to Foreigners" is from the November 01, 2015 Around the World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Annie Gowen and Rama Lakshmi and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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