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Public Places For Private Pleasures

As I ran past the line-up of nude buttocks of men having their daily bowel movement, I saw the tide pick up and the water come to shore. Countless men quickly stood up from their squat positions and ran back further onto the beach. While I had seen their backsides, I now enjoyed a full view of their front as well. It is then that I noticed something that took me by surprise. Numerous men were sporting erections...
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Five Steps That Must Be Taken For Strengthening The Implementation Of India's Sanitation Policies

Following the launch of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan last year, sanitation has come into the limelight and is being prioritized by a range of stakeholders. As part of the Mission, the Prime Minister announced a target of 120 million toilets to be constructed in rural India by 2019. However, in order to achieve and sustain the open defecation free status, it is crucial that the following steps are taken to strengthen implementation of India's sanitation policies.
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What Are You Doing To Make Bharat Swachh?

When I walk down millionaire's row in the seaside town of Drobak outside Oslo where I live in summer, I see the owners of stately mansions and exclusive boats scrubbing their decks, cleaning cars, shovelling leaves from the driveway, conveying trash in top- of-the-line electric Teslas to the neighbourhood dump. They would be astonished to learn this was dirty work meant for underlings or lower caste people. How can ensuring cleanliness be dirty?
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Why We Need To Question The ‘Success' Of Modi's Toilets-In-Schools Programme

In mid-August 2014, the Minister for Human Resources Development enthused that in one year all schools would have toilets for boys and girls. She was driven by Prime Minister Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. A year later, the Ministry's website shows a mark-sheet that would be the envy of any student. However, the evidence from non-MoHRD sources points in the direction opposite to what the Ministry would have us believe.

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