Correspondents' Dispatches: May 2011 Archives
Friday May 6, 2011
Jane French of Toronto shares this dispatch:
Greeting Rick and the Dispatches team:
Inspired by Rick's encouraging words to listeners to share our stories inspired by experiences in other countries, I respectfully submit the following personal essay based on a recent trip to India and the privilege of staying with our family (by marriage) in Tamil Nadu.
It was twenty years since our first visit to India and everyone wanted to know what was the biggest change?
Western-style toilets are more popular than two decades ago. The price of onions is way up. And auto rickshaws, trucks, motorbikes, buses and bullock carts now wrestle for space with SUVs and high-end imported cars. (continues...)
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- Updated AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Search suspended for missing jet video
- The aerial search for an AirAsia jetliner that lost contact with ground control over the Java Sea has been suspended because of darkness. Indonesia is now mobilizing a multinational force to find the aircraft and the 162 people who were on board.
- Norman Atlantic: 1 dead as ferry burns off Greece, storms hamper rescue video
- A fire erupted on a ferry carrying 478 people from Greece to Italy on Sunday, leaving one person dead and trapping hundreds on top decks as gale-force winds and choppy seas hampered evacuation.
- Ebola fight hampers efforts to contain malaria in Africa
- West Africa's fight to contain Ebola has hampered the campaign against malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that is claiming many thousands more lives than the dreaded virus.
- AirAsia Flight QZ8501: Latest airline disaster for Indonesia
- The disappearance of an AirAsia jet en route from Indonesia to Singapore on Sunday is the latest air incident for Indonesia, which has struggled with its air safety record.
- Al-Shabaab leader Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi surrenders
- A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab, who had a $3 million US bounty on his head, surrendered Saturday in Somalia, an intelligence official says.