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Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, roughly 200 km away from Delhi, is a birdwatcher’s paradise in the winter months. With 400 species flocking in, sightings are assured and plenty. But at dawn, the park turns surreal as mist rises from the swamps, leaves fall to the ground and branches cast long reflections. One can almost imagine a long-necked Siberian crane (last spotted many years ago) taking flight across these silent waters


13 Jan 2016 | BY T Narayan

Keechan, a world heritage site, is a small town in Jodhpur district, Rajasthan, which sees many visitors between October and March every year. The three-foot tall Demoiselle cranes, which boast of a distinctly loud call, fly thousands of kilometres over China, Russia and the Himalayas to get here0

6 Jan 2016 | BY T Narayan

Tourists enjoy a camel ride at the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan. Drawing nearly 100,000 people and 40,000 camels each year, this is one of the world’s largest animal trade fairs.0

25 Nov 2015 | BY T Narayan

A boy takes a ride with a goat and a couple of women as co-passengers in a colourful autorickshaw in Bikaner, a vibrant desert town in Rajasthan0

23 Sep 2015 | BY T Narayan

A black-necked stork at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan. This 250-year-old park is a haven for migratory birds that are expected to stay here till the end of winter0

27 Aug 2015 | BY T Narayan

Snazzy packaging, ironclad teacher contracts and study-on-the-go apps revive the city’s famed Rs 600 crore coaching industry


16 Jul 2015 | BY Sonali Acharjee

A new bill threatens to become the straw that will break the back of Rajasthan’s camels, turning them into zoo animals. Could their milk save them?


2 Jul 2015 | BY Sunaina Kumar

The Supreme Court decision to take Jats off the Central OBC list means that the Jats of Bharatpur and Dholpur districts don’t get the benefit of reservations that others of the community do in Rajasthan


16 Apr 2015 | BY Kumar Anshuman

The younger, local audience in Rajasthan may not realise what the fuss is about, but the world’s best musicians are drawn to the folk music of their state


25 Feb 2015 | BY Lalitha Suhasini

In some parts of Rajasthan, girls are married as young as eight years old. Some have grown up to declare freedom


2 Dec 2014 | BY Aanchal Bansal
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