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(CNN) -- From March 18-24 CNN International will combine live broadcasts from New Delhi with a "Town Hall" discussion before a studio audience and reports on the people and the issues shaping India today.
A closer look at India:
A thriving 'hole in the wall'
In 1999, an intriguing experiment began that allowed poor children in a New Delhi slum to use a computer without supervision. More than seven years later the "hole-in-the-wall" project is thriving -- there are now 111 computer work stations throughout slum areas in India. (Interactive slide show)
Education difficult for rural girls
While India's economy booms, educational opportunities remain out of grasp for large numbers of rural poor, especially girls, according to international agencies and researchers. (Full story)
India's musical royal family gives back to youth
Indian musician Ravi Shankar has been writing and performing music for more than 60 years. His Ravi Shankar Centre opened in south Delhi five years ago and is today a cultural hub for the city's youth. Take a musical tour. (Interactive slide show)
Handbag designer clutches to roots
Sonia J, alias Sonia Gidwani, is one of some 35,000 Indians living in Hong Kong. Her lavishly designed clutch bags can be seen at weddings among affluent Indian parties across southeast Asia. (Full story)
Number of billionaires grow ...
India became home to the most billionaires in Asia, pushing Japan back to the No. 2 spot, according to Forbes magazine's 2007 rankings of the world's richest people. (Full story)
... while New Delhi's facelift pushes away poor
Hundreds of thousands of slum dwellers in New Delhi have been displaced during the past year as New Delhi officials set about razing the slums and shantytowns that dot the city. (Full story)
No men allowed
Fancy a ride with a woman cabbie at the wheel? If you are a man, forget it -- Mumbai's newest taxi service is for women only. (Full story)
Confronting sexual assault in India
A female crime-fighting unit is trying to stem the tide of sexual attacks against women in India, where up until recently rapists were almost never punished for their crimes. (Full story)
Bollywood merges with sporting passion
There are two things India is totally and utterly crazy about -- Bollywood movies and cricket. By combining the two national passions, filmmaker Milan Luthria is betting he'll have a winner. (Full story)