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  • A new prism to view poverty

    A new prism to view poverty

    For me, Gandhi’s third class compartment tour of India in a half-naked fakir avatar was a shrewd Baniya political masterstroke until I spent 37 hours in the unreserved general class of the Howrah-Yashwantpur Express in the first week of March. Those 37 hours of “cattle class” travel from Kolkata to Bangalore with migrant laborers from …

    March 23, 2017
  • A new prism to view poverty

    A new prism to view poverty

    For me, Gandhi’s third class compartment tour of India in a half-naked fakir avatar was a shrewd Baniya political masterstroke until I spent 37 hours in the unreserved general class of the Howrah-Yashwantpur Express in the first week of March. Those 37 hours of “cattle class” travel from Kolkata to Bangalore with migrant laborers from …

    March 23, 2017