There is nothing the young Purvanchali wants more desperately than to escape to a place with less hopelessness, and some opportunity, discovers Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: A filthy toilet next to the encephalitis ward at the BRD Hospital in Gorakhpur during the encephalitis epidemic in October 2011. Photograph: Nishi Tiwari/Rediff.com Badlands is one of those familiar Americanisms, like ballpark, Wild West and gentrification that feature in our usage more as malapropisms. In Uttar Pradesh, many ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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