A library run by a volunteer group in New Delhi’s largest slum resettlement colony is helping underprivileged teenagers become writers. Some have had their stories published in India's best-known Hindi language literary magazine as well as in other publications. For VOA, Anjana Pasricha reports from New Delhi.
The famed annual Venice Carnival is in full swing with revelers donning beautiful costumes and extraordinary masks. The masks range from historical classics, to modern, original creations. VOAs Deborah Block takes us to a shop in the city of canals that makes intricate masks by hand.
Green Book director Peter Farrelly and star Viggo Mortensen talk about the research for the movie that Tony ‘Lip’s son Nick Vallelanga and the other writers did. Watch the full interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL6AD5jyjuI
Green Book, the heartwarming drama about the friendship between an eclectic African - American musician and his uncouth white driver during the segregation era won three Academy awards including Best Picture. That most coveted award fit right in to the night of diversity at the Oscars. VOA's Penelope Poulou has more.