• December 6, 2016
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Articles by Rohit Ghosh

  • Meet India’s female railway ‘gateman’
    Nov 30, 2016 By Rohit Ghosh, Special to Weekend Review
    Salma Beg, 23, has been manning a level crossing for the past three years, and is proud to be doing a job considered the domain of men
  • The violin maker of Rampur
    Aug 25, 2016 By Rohit Ghosh, Special to Weekend Review
    Zamiruddin learnt the craft from his father, who discovered his own talent in an attempt to cheer his depressed brother seven decades ago
  • A village of beggars in India
    Jan 21, 2016 By Rohit GhoshSpecial to Weekend Review
    The residents of Kapadia Basti in Kanpur have been surviving on alms for centuries, and they are unwilling to switch occupations
  • Building boats ‘to rescue people’
    Sep 19, 2013 By Rohit Ghosh Special to Weekend Review
    Every year Nanhe Kewat’s boats are much in demand to save flood-hit villagers in India’s Uttar Pradesh
  • Penco stationery shop - keeper of old ways
    Apr 04, 2013 By Rohit Ghosh, Special to Weekend Review
    While fountain pens go out of fashion, the rarest of them take centre stage at a Varanasi stationery shop
  • An unwashable social stain
    Dec 27, 2012 By Rohit Ghosh Special to Weekend Review
    India’s Dalits continue to suffer despite its Constitution condemning casteism in the strongest possible terms
  • Pollution problems linger in our air
    Jun 21, 2012 By Rohit Ghosh, 
Special to Weekend Review
    Though Kanpur has taken its first steps to a greener environment, people’s ignorance and middle-class ambitions are playing havoc with the pollution levels in the city
  • Keeping the clock ticking for many decades
    Mar 23, 2012 By Rohit Ghosh, Special to Weekend Review
    David Massey, keeper of historic Lal Imli clock in the north Indian city of Kanpur, rues its lost place