For Chinnaponnu and Hamsa,domestic helps in Delhi,the identity that Aadhaar promises to give is just another way to be part of the system,even if on the fringes. Uma Vishnu follows them as they go about filing for a 12-digit number that holds much promise
When the vaults of the centuries-old Padmanabha Swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram were opened,they revealed a dazzling collection of wealth. Uma Vishnu visits the temple,meets a king in distress and tells the story of a temple and its royal connections. Photographs by Jyothy Karat.
Bhatta-Parsaul,the countrys latest battleground over land acquisition,are twin villages along the Yamuna Expressway,a stretch that has triggered a gold rush among builders and real estate agents.
By Uma Vishnu & Mandakini Gahlot. Photographs by Oinam anand