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Kalbeliya, nomads of the Indian desert

Kalbeliya are a community living in the Thar desert, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Considered as untouchables, these independent people try to do their own things their own way, they try to preserve their values and customs despite the … Continue reading

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Pushkar, a town of legends in the Thar desert

It is no exaggeration to say that, in some parts of Rajasthan ( one of the many Indian states, and probably the most colourful), the income from cattle is almost equal, if not more, than the income from agriculture. The … Continue reading

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India : more and more farmers are killing themselves

The Indian economy is booming. Yet, more and more farmers are killing themselves because they are over-indebted, victims of drought or insufficient harvests, or because they are bankrupted. Indeed, they can’t repay their loans. According to the ministry of agriculture, more than 200.000 … Continue reading

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India has chosen GMO’s to feed its population

In a country where the population is increasing by 20 millions every year, GMO’s are considered by the indian political leaders as a solution to maintain the food self-sufficiency. Vegetable and cereal productions have reached a maximum yield level. So, GMO … Continue reading

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India : about water scarcity and miracles…

Water has become one of the most sought-after products of the 21° century. Because the Indian population is rising and lifestyles are changing, the stress on the water resources is growing. For the women living in rural India, getting a bucket of drinking … Continue reading

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Pakistan : the atomic bomb

It started in 1964. On october 16 to be precise, when China completed its firsts nuclear tests, two years after winning a quick war against India. Since its independence in 1947, India was striving to become a nuclear power. But after 1964, the … Continue reading

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India : the bad boys kings

Since 3 decades, Jaisalmer, a town situated in the indian Thar desert, has seen a huge development due to its strategic importance near the Pakistani border and its medieval style. Be they soldiers, tourists or locals, people mingle freely in a place that has become … Continue reading

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India : where women are married to young boys…

Through most of the day, Usmail carries sandstone slabs at a quarry in the Thar desert ( Rajasthan, India). It’s a back-breaking work under the unforgiving sun and anybody would be happy to return home when the day’s work is … Continue reading

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India : on snakes, cosmetics and evil spirits

Sapera are one of the many gypsy communities living in India. In a recent past, they used to wander in the western state of Rajasthan where they are still considered as untouchables by the indian mainstream because of their way of … Continue reading

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India : “the western economic model is highly toxic”

“The western economic model is highly toxic”. That’s what an Indian environmentalist said not long ago. He said also : “I hope we, Indians, have a better understanding of how nature functions”. It reminds me what a 15°-16° century indian guru … Continue reading

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