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A graphic novel, a chronicle of three generations, and stories from tea plantations -- all that on this week’s reading list!(HT Team)

HT Picks: The most interesting books of the week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2019 09:34 PM IST
This week’s reading list includes a graphic retelling of a terrible conflict, a chronicle of the lives of three generations of sex workers, and a collection of stories from the tea plantations of south India
Experts say soil erosion and quarrying have affected the ‘ecologically sensitive’ hills of Western Ghats. (HT photo)
Experts say soil erosion and quarrying have affected the ‘ecologically sensitive’ hills of Western Ghats. (HT photo)

Climate change takes a toll on Western Ghats

Hindustan Times, Kavalappara, Mallapuram | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 07:55 AM IST
In Puthumala in Wayanad, another hamlet has been wiped out as a hillside has almost melted away, bringing down everything in its path: homes, people, tea estates.
Not the usual Sri Lankan immigrant story: Rapper, singer-songwriter M.I.A. performs at a concert in Philadelphia on July 13, 2018.(Getty Images)
Not the usual Sri Lankan immigrant story: Rapper, singer-songwriter M.I.A. performs at a concert in Philadelphia on July 13, 2018.(Getty Images)

Review: Half Gods by Akil Kumarasamy

Hindustan Times | By Sonali Mujumdar
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2018 09:02 PM IST
Stories of lives torn asunder and fused uneasily at the crossroads of adopted cultures
Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined a special ceremony through video conference at Dunsinane Estate, Nuwara Eliya to hand over the houses built under the Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined a special ceremony through video conference at Dunsinane Estate, Nuwara Eliya to hand over the houses built under the Indian Housing Project in Plantation Areas.

India hands over first lot of houses in Sri Lanka’s tea plantation areas

Colombo | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2018 05:18 PM IST
India is building 60,000 houses for Indian-origin people in Sri Lanka’s tea plantation areas at a cost of $350 million. Some 404 houses were handed over at the central district of Nuwara Eliya on Sunday.
Women workers pluck tea leaves at Doyang Tea Estate in Assam’s Golaghat district.(Sadiq Naqvi/HT Photo)
Women workers pluck tea leaves at Doyang Tea Estate in Assam’s Golaghat district.(Sadiq Naqvi/HT Photo)

How a health crisis is brewing in Assam

Hindustan Times, Golaghat/Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 09:22 AM IST
The state government has found that sanitation and health facilities in some tea plantations are abysmal and workers are susceptible to treatable ailments such as tuberculosis, anaemia, hypertension and leprosy.
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