Anil Budur Lulla

Real India
A New Currency in Karnataka

As a solution to soiled notes and coin-shortage, one district is using laminated paper as currency

29 November 2013
Modi Mania in South India

The BJP’s PM aspirant is popular here but cannot count on the region for numbers

26 November 2013
Real India
Prison Food Break

Madurai jail’s mutton curry solution to reduce corruption

08 November 2013
Karnataka’s Bridal Brouhaha

A scheme for Muslim women gives the opposition pre-poll ammunition against the Congress in an electorally crucial state

07 November 2013
Bangalore’s Infotech Eyesore

With no reliable optic fibre cables policy, telecom companies are forced to lay wires randomly

04 November 2013
Hedging His Bets

Out of jail, Jagan bats for a united Andhra and Modi

02 October 2013
Real India
In Worship of Military Ganapati

Military Durga Devi and Military Mahadev are also temples maintained by the Army in Belgaum

26 September 2013
Do Rapists Have the Right to Live?

Even as the din over capital punishment for rapists rises, filmmaker MS Sathyu speaks up against the State’s right to take a citizen’s life

05 September 2013
Real India
Who Needs an ATM Card?

Hooded thieves carry off entire ATM machines in Bangalore

30 August 2013
Real India
Furry logic

From lab rat to fortune teller, the story of Ganesh the guinea pig

15 August 2013


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