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Rahulkumar Twitter: rahulkumarindia

Rahul is a Delhi-based journalist and a photographer. He has worked for various newspapers and magazines in various capacities including as a Reporter and also as an Editor. He has the experience of working in the international development sector. Rahul's areas of interest are urban set-ups & cities, travel and tourism, water & environment, NGOs and the development sector. He has received a number of international awards which include the Chevening scholarship by the British Council to study at the University of Westminster; a training programme by the Thomson Reuters Foundation on Reporting on HIV/AIDS; and an international course by Radio Netherlands on Internet. He is currently working on two books and hopes to see them in print soon (hopefully). He also has held solo photo-exhibitions on one of his favourite themes 'The Greens of Delhi', including one at Alliance Francaise at New Delhi on the World Environment Day in June 2011.
  • Good Sport Bad Sport

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    It is inevitable. Comparisons will be drawn between the now concluded London Olympics and the 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) hosted in Delhi, India. Besides the commonalities—international sporting events, extravagant ceremonies and billions spent on infrastructure—there is a sea of difference between how the British held their event and how the […]

  • India: Of Poodles and Doodles

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    ‘Manmohan Singh – Saviour or Sonia’s Poodle’ was the headline (changed later) in a British newspaper that commented on the Indian Prime Minister’s tenure that is increasingly seen as riddled with corruption, inefficiency and bureaucratic sloth. The Supreme Court has asked the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh to halt […]

  • Delhi: A Green View

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    An ancient city, Delhi is one of the largest metropolises in the world. It’s home to over 15 million people, a refuge for people from Tibet and Myanmar, an economic opportunity for those from Nepal and Bangladesh and the biggest magnet for migrants from across the whole country. India’s capital city […]

  • Bhutan: Democracy advances but old fears still persist

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    It’s not everyday that you can listen to a dialogue that flits from geopolitics and tourism to dynasties and culture; from refugees and handicrafts to a World Bank-funded road that leaves you in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary. It was precisely such a discussion, however, CultureSPEAK – Window Bhutan – that […]

  • An Afghan girl in New Delhi, India

    Yearning for the homeland

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      An Afghan girl, living in Indian capital Delhi, waits for her traditional dance performance in commemoration of the World Refugee Day in 2011. Every year, June 20 is celebrated as the World Refugee Day by the UN to spotlight world attention on the plight of refugees across the world. The slogan […]