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    Children cross a pond to attend a school in Rajasthan
    By Anil Sharma, Pali (Rajasthan), Oct 17 : This one's difficult to believe: risking their lives, children in a Rajasthan village have to cross a pond every day to attend a government school.

    Hydrocarbons transform Rajasthan desert town
    By Anil Sharma, Barmer, Oct 16 : Once known as "kala pani" where government employees were sent on punishment postings, Rajasthan's Barmer district situated along the India-Pakistan border and part of Thar desert is today witnessing transformational changes.

    Drought forcing villagers to migrate from Rajathan border district
    By Anil Sharma, Barmer, Oct 14 : Drought-like conditions are forcing villagers residing along the India-Pakistan border in the desert state of Rajasthan to migrate in search of greener pastures. If local NGOs are to be believed, over 100 villages situated in Barmer district are facing a severe ...

    Drought forcing villagers to migrate from Rajasthan border district
    By Anil Sharma, Barmer, Oct 14 : Drought-like conditions are forcing villagers residing along the India-Pakistan border in the desert state of Rajasthan to migrate in search of greener pastures. If local NGOs are to be believed, over 100 villages situated in Barmer district are facing a severe ...

    Rajasthan's BJP government in dock over alleged malnutrition deaths
    By Anil Sharma, Jaipur, Sep 27 : The death of two children this month in the Sahariya-dominated areas of the northeastern Baran district, allegedly due to malnutrition, has kicked up a political furore in the desert state of Rajasthan. The Sahariyas are an indigenous people numbering around 125,000 ...

    Beating cerebral palsy, this gritty girl studies medicine
    By Anil Sharma, Jodhpur, Sep 23 : A Jodhpur based girl diagnosed with from cerebral palsy has proven that the key to all things is determination. Not only has Siddhi Mathur beaten the affliction, but she is now studying medicine.

    Sachin Pilot silences detractors with Rajasthan victories (News ...
    By Anil Sharma, Jaipur, Sep 20 : With the Congress winning three of the four assembly seats in the recently held byelections in Rajasthan, state party president Sachin Pilot has silenced his detractors and proven his political acumen - and is now eyeing the civic and panchayat polls later this year ...

    Now, artificial limbs for cows!
    By Anil Sharma, Jodhpur, Sep 2 : Two orthotists here claim to have developed artificial limbs for cows, though it's early days to say how successful they will be.

    Water ATMs bring smiles to faces of Rajasthan villagers
    By Anil Sharma, Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug 30 : An Indian energy major and modern technology have combined to bring about a revolution in two districts of Rajasthan that were infamous due to the scarcity of potable water. Thanks to water ATMs, many otherwise arid villages here have 24X7 access to the ...

    Water ATMs bring smiles to faces of Rajasthan villagers
    By Anil Sharma, Barmer (Rajasthan), Aug 30 : A Scottish energy major and modern technology have combined to bring about a revolution in two districts of Rajasthan that were infamous due to the scarcity of potable water. Thanks to water ATMs, many otherwise arid villages here have 24X7 access to the ...

    No factionalism in Congress: Sachin Pilot
    By Anil Sharma, Jaipur, Aug 17 : The Congress, which suffered one of its worst defeats in both the assembly and Lok Sabha polls, is now trying to regroup itself to fight the local bodies polls, with newly-appointed Rajasthan state party chief Sachin Pilot downplaying reports of factionalism.

    Son's death prompts doctor to spread CPR awareness
    By Anil Sharma, Jodhpur, Aug 13 : Shaken by his son's death from cardiac arrest, a retired government doctor has taken it on himself to spread awareness about cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) that needs to be administered in the "golden hour" after an attack before the patient is rushed to ...

    A teenage girl's campaign for a polythene-free India (Environment ...
    By Anil Sharma, Chittorgarh, May 28 : The death of a cow after swallowing a polythene bag was the trigger that led Divya Jain, 15, to start a campaign against its use in Rajasthan and beyond. She also encourages people to fabricte water troughs to save birds from the searing desert summer.

    Tonk-Sawai Madhopur: Difficult pitch to bat on for Azhar (Election ...
    By Anil Sharma, Tonk (Rajasthan), April 20 : For former Indian cricket captain and Congress candidate Mohammad Azharuddin, Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency is becoming a difficult pitch to bat on.

    Pratibha Singh files nomination for Mandi LS seat
    Shimla, Apr 17 : Indian National Congress (INC) Candidate for Mandi Parliamentary Constituency Pratibha Singh filed her nomination papers at Deputy Commissioner office today. She was accompanied by Kaul Singh Thakur, Minister for Health, Anil Sharma, Minister for Panchayati Raj and Vikramaditya ...

    Polling begins in Rajasthan with first phase April 17
    By Anil Sharma, Jaipur, April 15 : Over 42.9 million voters will decide the fate of 320 candidates, including Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who are in the fray for the 25 Lok Sabha seats from Rajasthan where polling will he held in two phases - April 17 and April 24.

    Two brothers battle each other in Rajasthan polls (Election Special)
    By Anil Sharma, Dausa (Rajasthan), April 13 : Two brothers, both former Indian Police Service officers, are pitted against each other in Rajasthan's Dausa parliamentary constituency where the electorate has to be make do with this "peculiar situation".

    Congress results will be astonishing: Sachin Pilot (Election Special)
    By Anil Sharma, Ajmer, April 6 : Sachin Pilot, a union minister who is an MBA from Wharton and switched to politics from a high-paying corporate job, is travelling from village to village in the searing heat and dust of Rajasthan in a bid to retain this Ajmer Lok Sabha seat and assures Congress ...

    Cast your vote and get discount in hospitals! (Election Special)
    By Anil Sharma, Jaipur, April 4 : Cast your vote and get a discount on medical treatment in some Rajasthan hospitals. This is yet one of the more innovative methods being adopted to get people to the polling booth in the coming elections.

    Drum roll to improve voter turnout in Rajasthan (Election Special)
    By Anil Sharma, Jaipur, April 2 : Drum beats and 'pila chawal' (yellow rice) - both part of traditional invitation - will be used in those Rajasthan areas where the voter turnout is low. The state election commission has come up with some unique ways to increase voter turnout.

    Disability no handicap for this Rajasthan youth
    By Anil Sharma, Amarsar (Rajasthan), April 1 : Manoj Machra was born with no hands. In normal circumstances, someone with his disability would have accepted his fate and moved on, but not this 17-year-old: He hopes to get 80-85 percent in his secondary exams and aspires for a career in law.

    Will general elections disrupt the commerce of films? (Election ...
    By Arpana, New Delhi, March 13 : With polling for the 16th Lok Sabha set to begin on April 7 and the process ending on May 16 with the declaration of results, the big question is: Will it affect the over USD 2 billion (about Rs.12 billion) film business? The likes of Aamir Khan and Anil Sharma ...

    Jaipur labourer gives free music lessons to slum kids
    By Anil Sharma, Jaipur, Feb 25 : A daily wage labourer, who could not puruse his own dream, is opening up a future for slum kids by teaching them music - for free.

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