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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The rise of Dalit entrepreneurship

Around 40 years ago, huddled among a group of hungry children in his native village of Vadgaon Budruk in Maharashtra, Rajendra Gaikwad had an epiphany about how there was discrimination in a simple seating arrangement.

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Bihar Series IV: The management of Bihar

At Patna’s congested Dak Bunglow intersection, where maddening traffic throbs like the impatient pulse of its people, a life-size billboard dazzles passers-by, announcing an ambitious venture: a “world-class business school for transforming Bihar”.

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