INSIDE MCD’S ANIMAL CONTROL ARMY

AT the Shanti Mukund hospital in Delhi’s bustling  Karol Bagh area, a troop of monkeys at once both amuses and evokes fear among passers by. They snatch bags, imitate children, and sometimes attack people; yet, some of the passers by are Hindus who worship the monkey God Hanuman and their devotion means that the simians […]

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Rural tourism bridging the Bharat-India divide

Pallavi Singh June 3, 2011 [For Mint] Last June, Dinesh Sakharam Rao, anticipating monsoons, waited for brown fields to ripen to green, rolled up his trousers in the muddy earth and helped his ageing father harness a modest crop in Talavali, a small village in Maharashtra’s Thane district. When the agricultural season would be over, […]

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Reading ‘Hindustan’ in Bihar

Yadav, who has passed high school, considers the newspaper to be more than just a source of news. “If I write, will they not help?” he asks.

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