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In pictures: International Yoga Day observed

The fourth International Day was observed across the world on Thursday. PM Narendra Modi performed Yoga with thousands of volunteers at Forest Research Institure (FRI) in Dehradun. Greeting people on the occasion, Modi said, “While many po

A beast in the city

It stands more than 50 metres high, belching noisome fumes, fomenting numerous methane fires, and attracting thousands of kites, an affront to any success the Swachh Bharat campaign may have achieved. The Ghazipur landfill, which absorbs about a t

Bengaluru goes a-polling

The above picture was shot in a slum near Neelasandra. It’s a Muslim-dominated area where people have been fervent Congress supporters. They were enthusiastic about being photographed. Luckily, I was able to get a candid shot of a father-dau

Daryaganj Sunday book market: Second-hand joys

Every Sunday, the footpaths of Daryaganj in the heart of Old Delhi are taken over by hundreds of booksellers. Books for competitive exams, journals and classics to magazines, comics and cheap thrillers – they sell books of all kinds. Visitin

Sunder Nursery: Oasis of beauty

The work on Sunder Nursery, a lush green refuge from urban chaos in central Delhi, started in 2007, when the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) undertook a conservation and renewal project. The 90-acre complex houses 15 monuments (out of which six

Fire at Delhi`s Rohingya refugee camp

About 50 shanties in the Rohingya refugee camp in Kalindi Kunj area of Delhi were gutted in a fire dwelling in the wee hours on Sunday. While no casualty was reported, the casue of the fire is yet to be ascertained. Here are the pictures.

Beggars of Kamla Nagar market

There is privilege in this world; yet most of us are not cognizant of the same; our own or even someone else’s. Then there is poverty in this world; yet most of us are not cognizant of the same; our own or even someone else’s. 

In pictures: Delhi`s deadly smog

Air quality in the national capital and adjoining areas has reached hazardous levels. Here are some pictures of how the city looks now.

Firecrackers ban in Delhi-NCR: Shopkeepers and traders worry about losses

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

In pictures: Protests in Delhi over murder of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh

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.

An ocean of devotion

A Ladakhi village woman in deep devotion at the prayer meeting.

Nainital: Where angels may fear to tread

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

Bitten to the bone, by water

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

Furniture traders protest against GST

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 –

International Yoga Day 2017

Ram Nath Kovind, Arvind Kejriwal, and participants on International Yoga day at Connaught Place, New Delhi

Bridging lives

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

BJP wins Delhi MCD elections

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

Tamil Nadu farmers: Broken, Battered, Bleak

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

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