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
Not far from the Ghazipur waste dumping ground, exists a Phool Mandi, housing some 350 shops, that cuts the foul smell coming from the surrounding. This flower market is visited by several wedding planners, retailers, flower sellers, event manager
As the admission process for various undergraduate courses is under way in Delhi University, the college campuses are hobnobbed with students and their parents completing the formalities. The university has received approximately 2.
Kumhar Colony in Uttam Nagar area of Delhi is home to over 700 potter families. The settlement started around1970s. Most of these potters are from Rajasthan and Haryana, who made their way to Delhi from Alwar. The settlement seems like village cut
Majnu ka tilla or New Aruna Nagar Colony, situated on the banks of river Yamuna near Kashmere Gate, is a refugee camp housing Tibetan people. The Tibetan colony was established in 1960. The colony is divided into two parts; new colo
The second edition of International Yoga Day is being celebrated in India and across the world. Prime minister Narendra Modi joined over 30,000 people at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh to celebrate the day. Around 139 countries h
The Brahmaputra is the highest siltation-carrying river in the world, and controlling erosion caused by it is not easy. Because of its characteristics, it does not have a parallel with any other river in the world. Mythologically also, the Brahmap
Seven metallic beds line along a narrow lane in Nihal Vihar slums in west Delhi. A van turned into an ambulance and a flex banner indicate that these belong to Sai Vridh Ashram (old age home). The building opposite the beds is home to more than 45