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Rural India to get public transport with women behind steering wheel

Amarjeet Sinha, Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, said the scheme will first be implemented across 250 blocks, including areas affected by Left wing extremism

Hello From the Other Side

In Mehsana district in north Gujarat, a community leader attempted to ban young women from using mobile phones and met with little success.


Govt to launch Unnat Bharat Abhiyan

The programme, with the help of IITs, NITs and other “leading technical institutions” will prepare a roadmap for holistic rural development.

Rural issues, local solutions

For rural India, trust, empathy, aspiration and empowerment are as important as toilets

Incredible India

Film-maker Nila Madhab Panda believes that rural India has several stories worth being translated onto celluloid, and is just as vibrant, if not more

Never Say Never

Actress Lisa Ray has certainly come a long way since her battle against cancer. The hazel- eyed beauty talks to Screen about her struggle, overcoming fears and why she thinks cancer awareness is still lagging in rural India


Most Indians live in pucca houses but lag in sanitation, says NSSO report

The 69th round of NSSO shows 66% of rural households had a pucca structure in 2012.

‘I was surprised by similarities between rural India and post-war Italy’

Award-winning Italian photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin looks back, as his images of Indian villages from the ’70s are displayed in London.

Art of Living

Photographer Jyoti Bhatt’s exhibition highlights several dying art practices of rural India.

A not so distant state

As the 2014 general elections loom, the sight of the world's largest democracy at work is indeed marvellous.