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Apr 19, 2011

Protests against Jaitapur nuclear plant turn violent

MUMBAI (Reuters) – People protesting against a planned nuclear power plant in Jaitapur attacked a hospital and torched buses on Tuesday and at least 20 people were injured a day after an anti-nuclear activist was killed in police firing.

Protests led by opposition politicians shut down towns near the site of the $10 billion plant in Maharashtra where anger over land acquisitions has intensified after the nuclear crisis in Japan.

Apr 19, 2011

At least 20 injured in protests over Jaitapur nuclear plant

MUMBAI (Reuters) – People protesting against a planned nuclear power plant at Jaitapur attacked a hospital and torched buses on Tuesday and at least 20 people were injured a day after an anti-nuclear activist was killed in police firing.

Protests led by opposition politicians shut down towns near the site of the $10 billion plant in Maharashtra where anger over land acquisitions has intensified after the nuclear crisis in Japan.

Apr 19, 2011

At least 20 injured in protests over India nuclear

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indians protesting against a planned nuclear power plant attacked a hospital and torched buses on Tuesday and at least 20 people were injured a day after an anti-nuclear activist was killed in police firing.

Protests led by opposition politicians shut down towns near the site of the $10 billion (6 billion pound) plant in Maharashtra state in western India where anger over land acquisitions has intensified after the nuclear crisis in Japan.

Apr 19, 2011

At least 20 injured in protests over India nuclear plant

MUMBAI, April 19 (Reuters) – Indians protesting against a
planned nuclear power plant attacked a hospital and torched
buses on Tuesday and at least 20 people were injured a day after
an anti-nuclear activist was killed in police firing.

Protests led by opposition politicians shut down towns near
the site of the $10 billion plant in Maharashtra state in
western India where anger over land acquisitions has intensified
after the nuclear crisis in Japan. [ID:nL3E7FI1C8]

Mar 7, 2011
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Meeting a homeless “Millionaire”

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I’d heard of Rubina Ali in my earlier visits to the Gharib Nagar shanty colony outside Mumbai’s suburban Bandra station but had never had the opportunity to meet her. It took a raging fire through the colony to finally bring me face-to-face with the child star of the Oscar-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire”.

On Friday night, after a long day out in the field covering various stories, I was finally on my way home. Suddenly I got a call from a friend about a major fire in the slums close to Bandra railway station in suburban Mumbai. I immediately called my colleague, Mumbai-based Reuters photographer Vivek Prakash, who lives quite close to where the fire had broken out. While Vivek rushed to the spot, I reached there shortly after. An inferno was burning in place of the small fire I’d imagined it to be.

Feb 16, 2011

India’s reels on wheels facing the end of the road

OND, India (Reuters) – The sleepy village of Ond comes alive for a week every year when trucks loaded with tents and projectors reach its outskirts.

The tents are pitched in open fields, converting the trucks into projection rooms for screening the latest Indian blockbusters to exuberant villagers, who otherwise have few chances to see a film at all.

Jan 27, 2011
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Left teary-eyed after an onion attack

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Onions have been a very important part of Indian history. Governments have fallen here over the price of onions. So last week when our commodities correspondent Rajendra Jadhav suggested a story on the skyrocketing prices of vegetables, onions seemed the natural peg. The idea was to do something simple around the price of a vegetable as it changes from the field to the dinner table. Our destination was the wholesale onion market in Nashik, Maharashtra, one of the highest producers of onions in the country. Nothing had prepared us for what we were about to encounter.

On Monday, prices of onions nose-dived over a ban on exports by the government and the arrival of new stock through imports. Unaware of this, we went to the onion market in Lasalgaon.

Jan 17, 2011
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Fishing for the right picture

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The fishing harbor of Mumbai, India, has been one of my favorite hunting grounds for pictures in the city. It was one of the first places I discovered upon landing in the city seven months ago. The fishing harbor is small, a ‘little’ smelly and very crowded. You can’t stand in one place and if you do, then you’ll be pushed about and abused by the locals who don’t like tourists taking pictures during business hours.

For this particular picture I had to wait for almost an hour. I noticed earlier that cranes tried to swoop down on a particular kind of fish being carried by the fisher folks on their heads. Now I had to find a good angle and try to position myself from where I wouldn’t be in anyone’s way and there would still be some room to maneuver.

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      "I am a television news correspondent turned photographer, working for Reuters in Mumbai. I was brought up in the Indian capital Delhi but have been posted in Mumbai since summer 2010. With Reuters, I made my foray into professional photography. I've been learning something new about photography everyday on the job. Apart from taking pictures to go with the daily news, I have a keen interest in shooting in depth features and multimedia."
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