India has a high rate of illiteracy, especially among older women in rural areas. The state of Maharashtra is aiming to change that. But these grannies get more out of their classes than the ability to read and write.
He has followed in the footsteps of many members of the Nehru-Gandhi family dynasty. But the 47-year-old has so far failed to help his party win at the ballot box.
India is probably the only place where the principles of biodynamic farming, which began in Germany over 90 years ago, and has its share of adherents and skeptics worldwide, are culturally accepted without questioning.
A unique "grandmothers' school" in Maharashtra, western India, teaches older women to read and write for the first time. But the initiative also highlights the odds that women's education is up against in the country.
PM Modi's move to abruptly withdraw all high-value currency notes from circulation remains highly contentious a year on, with former PM Manmohan Singh calling it "a black day" for India's economy and democracy.
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