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Sarees

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The Indian saree has been a part of the country’s culture for decades. The traditional outfit dates back to the Vedas, which is the country’s oldest surviving piece of literature. Today, the saree is still very much in style. Some … Continue reading

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At City Market, scents of jasmine in the dawn

A flower vendor outside City Market. (Photo credit: Alicia Bermudez.)

By Alicia Bermudez
It is 5 a.m. on a Tuesday, and the sun is barely above the horizon. When most people are sound asleep, flower vendors at Bangalore’s City Market have been up for hours. Continue reading

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Acceptance comes slowly to Bangalore’s LGBT communities

By Krysten Massa The lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Bangalore, and in India in general, is increasingly visible, gay and transgender activists say. But they balk at lumping everybody together into one “LGBT” category. While gay and transgender … Continue reading

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Shanti Bhavan’s children: from abject poverty to business elite

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By Diana Lopez
“Don’t force them to get married,” Abraham George, founder of Shanti Bhavan Residential School, told the parents of the Class of 2015. Continue reading

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An early-morning glimpse of Bangalore’s City Market

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Just after dawn, the streets leading to City Market are already filled with flower vendors and their customers. Continue reading

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