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  • Jan 23, 2020 19:46

    Manimugdha Sharma (L) and Supriya Gandhi (R) in conversation with William Dalrymple on the inaugural day of Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), at Diggi Palace. Speaking at the inaugural session, festival co-director and author William Dalrymple told the audience that JLF has now formally become “the largest literary festival” in the world, PTI reported.

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  • Apr 10, 2019 12:03

    Stray cattle seen at a temporary shelter in Pilani, Rajasthan. One of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s signature policies has been protecting cows and farmers overwhelmingly supported Modi’s nationalist party when he swept to power in 2014. But the strict measures on cows, which are sacred to Hindus, have in turn caused major headaches for farmers and rural communities.

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  • Aug 16, 2018 17:03

    A flock of lesser and greater flamingos seen at Sambhar salt lake, in Rajasthan. Every year between the months of June and November, thousands of migratory birds arrive at the lake turning its otherwise barren beds into winter sanctuary for rare species.

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  • Jun 02, 2018 15:29

    Seema and Pooja Meena (sisters) from Jyotipura, a village near Rajasthan’s Kota have come to the city to run a makeshift, temporary sugarcane juice stall. With the summer, comes the struggle to find the right thirst-quencher and according to experts, sugarcane juice is one of the healthier options. In the IIT and medicine coaching hub of the country, the sale of this evergreen summer drink picks up but with a twist.

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  • May 28, 2018 10:14

    Manju Devi looks on as she shares a relaxed moment with her male colleagues in Jaipur, Rajasthan on May 20, 2018. Devi stands tall in her fraternity, as the first woman porter of the North-West Railways, in a profession that is considered a male bastion.

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  • May 05, 2018 10:14

    A man hangs a light-emitting diode (LED) lamp at a home in Kraska village, Rajasthan. Kraska falls under the critical tiger habitat (CTH) part of the core area of the Sariska Tiger Reserve.

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  • Mar 09, 2018 11:34

    Station supervisor Neelam Jatav explains a panel used for tracking trains at Gandhinagar railway station in Jaipur. Jatav said her job had undeniably given her “new wings to fly”, but she still has to deal with men sceptical of a female authority figure. A dauntless all-woman crew is breaking new ground in Rajasthan, operating a railway station inside out, taking up roles of superintendents, conductors and station masters.

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  • Mar 01, 2018 17:26

    From the series, ‘Angst,’ 2013- 2017, where Soham Gupta makes stark portraits of people who live on the margins of society in Kolkata. This year, both the title and theme of JaipurPhoto take their inspiration from the classic 1966 song by Simon & Garfunkel – ‘Homeward Bound.’

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  • Jan 16, 2018 09:30

    Gulbahar, wife of Afrajul, mourns the death of her husband, in village Saiydpur in West Bengal’s Malda district a month ago. The nondescript village of roughly 7,000 people in West Bengal’s Malda district has been mourning the death of fellow villager, Afrajul, who became the victim of a hate crime.

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  • Dec 26, 2017 17:23

    After a break of two years, the wheels are back on track at Rajasthan’s Rashidpura Khori, one of the most unique railway stations in India, for it is run and maintained solely by villagers and not railway staff. A passenger train rolled and rail operations resumed after being stopped in November 2015 for work to broad gauge the track.

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  • Dec 03, 2017 16:40

    A school in Alwar district has been running 365 days without any breaks for two years. On holidays, teachers take extra classes for the students of Class 9, 10 and 11. There have been no weekly holidays, festival breaks and summer and winter vacations.

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  • Oct 30, 2017 17:37

    A trader arrives with his camels to be sold at Pushkar Fair on Sunday in the state of Rajasthan. The Pushkar Fair, better known as Pushkar ka mela is an eight day long fair which began on Saturday, October 28 with a ceremonial hoisting of the national flag amid chanting of vedic mantras. The multi-day livestock fair and cultural festival is one of the largest camel, horse and cattle fairs in the country.

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  • Jul 29, 2017 13:21

    Over 2.3 lakh miners across mining sites in India live with the risk of contracting silicosis, a respiratory impairment caused by the inhalation of fine silica particles in dust that rises during mining processes. Despite regulations in place, making suppression of airborne dust binding upon mine operators, workers in Rajasthan are at greater risk of this life-threatening disease.

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  • Jul 18, 2017 08:34

    For two weeks now, the historic Moortikars or idol craftsmen of Jaipur whose profession is as old as the city itself haven’t opened their shops. While discarded statues gaze over the deserted lanes of Moorti bazaar, thousands of idols of gods and goddesses belonging to Hindu, Jain and also Buddhist faiths, carved on order by customers for various temples or homes are lying locked and shuttered. The reason – for the first time ever, the Goods and Service Tax (GST) in effect from July 01, 2017 has hiked the tax bracket on these marble idols manifold.

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