With a migrant caravan marching on towards the US and as European nations continue to be split over migration, The Indian Express meets the undocumented Indians, mostly from Punjab, who, having left their families behind to undertake an arduous, dangerous trek to Greece, work for meagre wages and stay on in the hope of a better life.
Assistant Editor Arun Janardhanan goes looking for the stories he has grown up with in Vazhathope, his village in Idukki district that has borne the brunt of the floods, and finds a river at peace amidst the wreckage all around
July 11 is World Population Day. With a recent UN report saying India is expected to overtake China’s numbers in the next six years
and become the most populous in the world, what is ailing the country’s anti-population drive?
Long, long ago, the lanes of Virar gave Bollywood its biggest dancing star in Govinda. Now from this region on Mumbai’s fringes are emerging TV dance show stars, YouTube hits, and film debuts. Next up, finds The Sunday Express, is 150 participants facing off in a ‘World Dance League’
Since 2014, the Pakistan Army has conducted a sustained campaign against militant hideouts in North Waziristan and the larger FATA region on the country’s western border with Afghanistan, setting off a massive humanitarian crisis. Now, as Pakistan rebuilds the region, The Indian Express travels to North Waziristan, where Pakistan displays its shiny, new infrastructure. But where are the people?
That’s what it takes every year to keep the Taj Mahal standing, says the ASI. But with the Supreme Court recently pulling up the organisation for failing to protect India’s most treasured monument, Sowmiya Ashok and Divya A travel to Agra and find the Taj a little yellowing, a little bruised, but hopelessly romantic for a 360-year-old.
From the bright red of Cheriyal scrolls at Secunderabad to the story of the Ram-Sita swayamvar told through Mithila paintings at Madhubani, walls of railway stations across the country are sporting local art.