Malian singer Oumou Sangare performs in concerts all over the globe, but it’s only in Mali where consumers can buy her cars. Michael May profiles this African singer who’s parlayed her musical success into other business endeavors.
The Indian government recently took a drastic step to protect the ancient ruins in Hampi by bulldozing homes and businesses of people near the site.
Indian textile mills increasingly rely on young women and girls for labor. Many of the young female workers sign contracts known as the Sumangali scheme. The mills withhold part of their paychecks and then give them a lump sum for a dowry four years later. But if the workers leave before the four years are up, they lose all of the money.
Reporter Michael May follows the trail of the mysterious death of a law student in Bangalore, India. Local newspapers reported the young woman’s death as an honor killing.
Eccentric Pendulum makes its own form of progressive metal, full of tricky time signatures and driving modal riffs.
The United States is home to tens of thousands of people of Syrian heritage. Some are transfixed by the uprising back home. Reporter Michael May profiles one Syrian American writer who’s been glued to YouTube videos from home.