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Rajasthan

Chewing on It in Pushkar

Rahul Jayaram

Away from the more famous ongoing cattle fest, Pushkar’s first literature festival left ample mental fodder to chew on.

In Search of the Snake Demon

In the heart of Thar Desert, a mysterious snake is believed to be sucking the life out of its victims in their sleep without ever having to bite. Horror stories about the peeuna (one that drinks) have travelled across the sands for centuries. We chase the myth to find the snake behind the scare

More Sockets than Bulbs

The women of this rural constituency with one of the country’s worst sex ratios will vote, but only the way they’re told

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