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India Yatra : Places we Have Never Been, People we will Never Meet
India Yatra : Places we Have Never Been, People we will Never Meet

India Yatra : Places we Have Never Been, People we will Never Meet

by Neelesh Misra

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English

Publisher

HarperCollins

ISBN

9788172238582 - Year: 2009 - Pages: 156

Binding

Paperback

Neelesh Misra

Author: Neelesh Misra
Zara Murao/
Foreword/Introduction: Nandan Nilekani
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 156
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788172238582

Description

In the run-up to the 15th Loksabha elections in 2009, the Hindustan Times decided to take its readers up close to grassroots India, and to share the lives and perspective of ordinary Indians – the people who really matter in an election. India Yatra was probably the biggest national reporting project of its kind.

It spanned more than 23,000 kilometers and 117 constituencies – around one-fifth of all Loksabha constituencies. Fifty-six reporters and the same number of photographers were sent out on selected routes to explore different themes and convey the concerns that occupy the people. The exercise showed just how diverse India really is, and how startling its variety. So that, as Nandan Nilekani points out in his foreword, anyone who claims to ‘know’ India is either lying or foolish.

These reports present a picture of the country with remarkable clarity, without getting lost in the maze of its complexity. As India negotiates this critical period of rising awareness and an intensifying struggle for access to the benefits of growth, India Yatra assumes a significance that goes beyond the immediate reality.

REVIEW

‘Is it possible to journey within a complex, layered country such as India, and not be lost in the confusion and detail of it? The essays in the Hindustan Times Yatra series manage to do this superbly, and tease out fascinating snapshots of country in flux.’
- From the Foreword by NANDAN NILEKANI

Contents

Foreword: The Indian Journey
NANDAN NILEKANI

Preface

THE NEW INDIA

Found on Reality TV: The Real India
NEELESH MISRA

Big Bosses Want to be on the Little Box
NEELESH MISRA

Kashmir Calling: A New Voice at the End of the Line
MONALISA S ARTHUR

IN the Land of Ram, Switching on a New Deity: Technology
RAJESH KUMAR SINGH

Trousers. Knives and Forks. Camera Phones. New Dreams
VARGHESE K GEORGE

Such a Short Journey: Munganda to Manhattan
KUCHI VENKAT LAKSHMANA

The ABC of a Whole New World
KUMKUM DASGUPTA

The New Bhadralok: Bytes of Change in Kolkata
SOUMYA BHATTACHARYA

In a Small Town in Andhra, Lives the World
VARGHESE K GEORGE

An Expressway Runs Through It
SANCHITA SHARMA

Found at a Coddee Shop, Kashmir’s Two Faces
MONALISA S ARTHUR

YES WE CAN
Votes-for-favours Works Wonders in Poll-savvy Dwarka
RITIKA CHOPRA

Goliath Falls, a Jharkhand Village Is Reborn
B Vijay Murty

Watch Your Words, There’s No Hunger in the Hunger Capital
RAJESH MAHAPATRA

Spotted in a Drought-hit Village: Millionaires
KUMKUM DASGUPTA

Life after Bhojshala
PIYUSHA CHATTERJEE

ASmall Victory in a Losing Battle
KUCHI VENKAT LAKSHMANA

DOWNTURN BLUES
Angst in the Land of Rooftop Patton Tanks
PARAMITA GHOSH

Dreams Run Out in Kerala
LALITA PANICKER

The Sparkle Is Missing in Surat
MAYANK AUSTEN SOOFI

PEOPLE POWER
In the Blind Spot of Elections, the Dreamless Are Dreaming
ARCHANA PHULL

Missing Mantris: Sex Workers Step In
B VIJAY MURTY

Small Change, Big Difference
SUNITA ARON

LANDLOCKED
Armed With the Right to NO
KETAKI GHOGE

Fighting a Lose-lose Battle in Singur
SOUMYA BHATTACHARYA

GIRL POWER
In a Dusty Village, Freedom – Courtesy a Two-Wheel Drive
RUCHIRA HOON

Dreaming Big, Living Small
LALITA PANICKER

In a Picture-perfect Village, a Seething Resentment
ARCHANA PHULL

RED INDIA
Democracy Vanishing in Red India
B VIJAY MURTY

Guns by the Blackboard
B VIJAY MURTY

IDENTITY CRISIS
For Orissa’s Poor, an Expensive Peace
RAJESH MAHAPATRA

In Assam, a Minority in Their Own Land
RAHUL KARMAKAR

Trying to Fit in: A Jigsaw Called Home
SWETA RAMANUJAN-DIXIT

Cheek by Jowl, in Different Worlds
RITIKA Chopra

A Tiny Battle and a Big War in Coffeeland
KUCHI VENKAT LAKSHMANA

There Is Nothing Dharavi About Dharavi
SWETA RAMANUJAN-DIXIT

STATE OF DISCONTENT
PANKAJ JAISWAL

Trapped in the Sewers in Infotech City Pune
SUMANA RAMANAN

In Gandhi Kingdom, Mayawati on the Cards
SUNITA ARON

The Great Wall of South India
RENUKA NARAYANAN

Faith Accompli
SAMRAT

DIRTY POLITICS
Karnataka Tale: A Minister Mining His Own Business
CHITRANGADA CHOUDHURY

How He Won the Kingdom of Awe
NAZIYA ALVI

INVISIBLE INDIA
On the Border, a Ticket to Nowhere
PANKAJ JAISWAL

Nameless, Faceless: The Men Building the New India
SANCHITA SHARMA

1,000 Murder Suspects. One Pain
DHARMENDRA JORE

Armed, or Unemployed
NAZIYA ALVI

Dammed: Who Took My Water, Vidarbha Farmer Asks
DHARMENDRA JORE

Guess the Price of Misery: Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 800
PANKAJ JAISWAL

Headed for Derailment
SWETA RAMANUJAN - DIXIT

School’s Out
RITIKA CHOPRA

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