Sarla Devi, The Child Brides Of Sitapur And The End Of Education

Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh: Vats with food bubbled near Sarla Devi’s mud house, as some of 200 visitor...

Fast Growing States May Not Offer Best, Most Jobs: New Index

Delhi: High economic growth does not necessarily lead to better jobs, and states that do better on g...

Why Changing Afsana Bano’s Life Could Boost UP And India

Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh: Afsana Bano is 18, and her 5’7 frail figure and delicate bones cradled a t...

In Impoverished East UP, BJP Tries Star Power To Win Back Voters

Gorakhpur and Sant Kabir Nagar (Uttar Pradesh): Ravi Kishan tied an orange safa (turban) around his ...

In India’s Holiest City, Modi Not As Omnipresent As Before

Varanasi and Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh): “I don’t fake things. Sometimes, if I don’t want to spea...

Religion, Caste Politics In The Face Of Widespread Distress In Awadh

Ayodhya, Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): Ram Tirath, 55, and his wife Mithilesh Kumari, 50, were squabbling...

In UP’s Hindutva Hotbed, Young Hardliners Look Beyond 2019

Muzaffarnagar, Kairana (Uttar Pradesh): “Look, this election isn’t really about voting for your ...

Why Masses Of Jobless Youth May Reduce The BJP In UP

Lucknow: As Ram Baran’s phone rang loudly, the ringtone went like this: “Ram lala hum ayengey, m...

Hate Politics, Urban Aspiration Collide In Battle For UP

Gautam Buddh Nagar (Uttar Pradesh): Clouds of dust flew into people’s faces as the next white SUV ...

On The Gangetic Plain, 600 Million Indians Feel Effects Of Air Pollution And Changing Climate

Varanasi: It’s 6.30 pm in the northern Indian city of Varanasi on a cool January evening. Darkness...