The supreme court on October 9 has banned the sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR till November 1 in view of the air pollution in the capital following Diwali celebrations. While some are welcoming the move, the SC order has disturbed many shopk
Activists in Delhi protesting the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh. Gauri was shot dead by unidentified people in Bangalore on September 5. Her murder spurred protests across the country.
A Ladakhi village woman in deep devotion at the prayer meeting.
A small central Himalayan settlement in Uttarakhand – Nainital, with spellbinding topography, earned the sobriquet ‘natural amphitheatre’ from its colonial masters in the nineteenth century. This is thanks to its lake, about 1.5
The water they drink poisons their bones. Scores of people in Pachgai Khera, a village of some 500 residents, some 20 kilometres from Agra and off National Highway 44, are bent over or have their limbs twisted at the joints. Many have mottled or d
More than 300 furniture traders, manufacturers and shop owners took to the streets of Kirti Nagar in the national capital on Wednesday, to protest against the government’s move to levy 28% GST on furniture. The protest –
Ram Nath Kovind, Arvind Kejriwal, and participants on International Yoga day at Connaught Place, New Delhi
Three years ago, Ashwani Kumar Sharma, a resident of Kauri block in Reasi district, Jammu and Kashmir, lost his job as a labourer. Kauri, a small village located beyond the Vaishno devi hills, around 65 km from capital Jammu, offered almost no job
After ruling the MCD for the last ten years, the Bharatiya Janata Party has retained all three municipal corporations in Delhi for the next five years. The great win resulted in the party to put up posters in its headquaters. On on
The footpath near Jantar Mantar, which is considered Delhi’s (and the nation’s) own protest plaza, has been seeing a demonstration that is bizarre by the usual standards of the place. Farmers from Tamil Nadu, not a state generally asso
Supporters celebrate the landslide victory of BJP in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand assembly elections outside the BJP office at Ashoka Road, New Delhi.
Kathputli Colony in Delhi is preparing to stage a final performance – a vanishing act. For over half a century it has been home to over 3,500 street performers – puppeteers, magicians, folk singers and acrobats. It will soon be
The election process has been on in five states. All eyes are of course on Uttar Pradesh, where voting began on February 11 with the first phase. Arun Kumar visited Muzaffarnagar, a site of the 2013 communal riots, to capture
In this chirpy market, there is a woman busy weighing a kilo of fish in one corner, while at another, a woman is knitting and selling fresh woollen clothes. At another part of this famous bazaar, customers are hurriedly buying fresh fruits and veg
Rann Utsav is a 110-day annual cultural festival held in the winter months at the Great Rann of Kutch in Gujarat. The festival attracts thousands of tourists from across the world. Arrangements are made for their stay at the `tent city` in Dhordo,
Demonetisation has been testing the patience of the public across the country. Imphal, the capital of Manipur, is no exception. Bank
Running up and down, chasing each other, full of life and energy, these children are all smiles.They cheerfully greet outsiders, talking to them and showing them around.
As banks started exchanging currency notes from November 10 onwards, long queues were seen outside banks and post offices.
Hoping that the cycle of violence in Kashmir would end soon, a lone boatman waits for tourists in Srinagar’s Dal Lake It’s business as