The women would walk 10 miles from the village to the meat packing plants. Their pay supported drunk husbands and hungry children. When they were told to stop, they broke with tradition and went to the law.
The bribery scandal, involving tests given for coveted government jobs and medical school admissions, began implicating high-ranking officials. Then people started turning up dead.
Old India and new, viewed through the prism of the writer’s hometown.
Paleram Chauhan, a 52-year-old Indian farmer, was shot dead during the summer of 2013. The reason: his opposition to a gang of criminals stealing his village’s sand to sell on the black market.
A man in a small town in India builds local power by owning the only computer in his village.
The lives of the Indians who were swallowed in the Bhopal gas cloud, thirty years later.
How Hafeez Contractor is creating an alternate India in the sky, where professionsals are “insulated from the chaos that has long hamstrung their homeland.”
The fall of PCCare247, an Indian company in the business of selling fixes to problems that didn’t exist.