The cement pitch his father laid for him, the practice sessions with a cow dung mound as wicket-keeper, the bhujia he loved, and an academy where the dream he dreamed now sustains many. As, battling court cases and selection setbacks, Mohd Shami emerges as India’s star bowler this World Cup, The Indian Express goes back to a small UP village in search of the shy boy who once was.
For the thousands of farmers from Maharashtra’s tribal districts who walked to Mumbai, the demand for land ownership is tied to their hopes for a better life — that they can dig wells, take loans and live without the fear of eviction. “We went for our stomachs,” they tell The Sunday Express.
"Whatever states may demand, it is for the Centre to decide on the criteria. But that is in a prospective case. Here, you committed at the highest level. If that becomes debatable, confidence in the system begins to erode” said Ashok Gajapathi Raju