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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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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Neighbourhood B-Schools | High on promise, but can they deliver?

In one of Rohini’s residential pockets, shopkeepers still point to a dull white building in response to queries about the Sanjana Institute of Management Studies. After being listed by AICTE as an unapproved B-school, the institute closed down. No one knows what happened to the students.

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High on education

When Chandra Dev Singh was asked where he would stay in Amarkantak, a remote tribal town in Madhya Pradesh, the immediate answer that occurred to him was: “A tent.”

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