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How Delhi’s shoeshine boys learn to read and write

April 29, 2015

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It's 8:30 am and office workers are streaming out of the Delhi Metro's Gate No. 5 on Barakhamba Road, the capital's central business district. Nearby, five shoeshine boys holding pencils and notebooks crowd around Firdos Khan, who sits with them on the ground in her white salwar and is busy explaining the difference between 7 plus 2 and 7 multiplied by 2.

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Rajiv Chowk: that’s Rajiv Gandhi, not Goswami, Wikipedia

July 2, 2014

Rajiv Gandhi was the former prime minister of India. Rajiv Goswami was a Delhi student who set himself on fire in 1990 to protest job reservations for India's so-called backward classes. Gandhi has a place named for him in the middle of New Delhi: Rajiv Chowk.

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Starbucks in India: Taste trumps price as fans rush in

April 4, 2013

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Connaught Place: As ugly as it gets in Delhi’s expensive heart

March 13, 2013

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Delhi blasts: A reporter’s dilemma

September 17, 2008

I will have to respect the Indian Standard Time for once.

I was to meet a friend at five in the evening on the day of the serial bombings in New Delhi. But the meeting got delayed -- she could not leave office on time and my office elevator kept me waiting for twenty minutes.

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Finding Delhi’s “spirit” post serial blasts

September 17, 2008

Three days after the weekend serial bombings that killed 22 people in New Delhi, I find the general atmosphere of the national capital almost abnormal in its normalcy.