Thursday, 27 January, 2022

Topic: Rajasthan

Horses to helicopters, moustache to libraries — Dalit pride in Rajasthan has new wings

Ignoring slurs, threats and even lathis, many Dalits in Rajasthan are defying caste norms to ride horses and land in helicopters at their wedding.

Violence goes viral — Dalits in Rajasthan have a new tool against atrocities, their phones

What happens when a video of a crime against a Dalit in Rajasthan goes viral on the internet? The police and state can’t ignore it.

Rajasthan tops list of domestic holiday destinations in survey by travel curator Thrillophilia

According to the trends observed by Thrillophilia, Rajasthan topped the charts with 10.96% travellers choosing it over all other destinations in India, in the last quarter of 2021.

Pomegranate to prawns — how Barmer is moving beyond desert staples bajra & cumin

Scientists of Krishi Vigyan Kendra have helped farmers in Rajasthan's Barmer district grow fruits and vegetables never grown here before, and earn up to five times more.

‘They can break legs, not spirit’: RTI activists call Barmer the ‘kala pani’ of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is where RTI movement began in the late 1990s. Even so, multiple RTI activists in state's Barmer claim they regularly face attacks or threats as they attempt to 'expose corruption'.

IAF pilot dies as MiG-21 plane crashes in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer

Wing Commander Harshit Sinha lost his life in the flying accident Friday evening during a training sortie, according to the Indian Air Force.

For VicKat, Rajasthan an ultimate wedding destination. For Dalits, it’s most dangerous

Even if Elon Musk makes colonies on Mars, Indians would remain segregated in localities named Mukherjee Nagar and Ambedkar Nagar.

No chambers or even staff washrooms — bleak state of India’s consumer courts reaches SC

Findings listed in a report submitted by senior advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan to SC, which is hearing a suo motu case on large number of vacancies in consumer bodies.

5 school girls accuse teachers of gang rape in Rajasthan, 15 booked including principal

Police said all the accused were from the same govt school. The minor girls alleged that the male teachers raped them with the help of their female colleagues.

In Rajasthan, Gandhis are repeating Punjab crisis. This time with Gehlot and Pilot

What happened in Punjab didn’t help Amarinder Singh, Navjot Singh Sidhu or Congress. Rajasthan is now seeing a repeat.

On Camera


Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, in Lahore | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan is losing the plot. Someone’s chair is about to be pulled again

There is ‘tamasha’ going on in Pakistan. And Imran Khan is having a visible meltdown, while Nawaz Sharif is bemoaning a dead leopard.
Representational image | Photo: Pixabay

India’s economic indicators flash early warning signs for rebound

While the needle on a dial measuring the so-called ‘Animal Spirits’ remained stable, top producers signaled weakness as 2021 wound down.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.