13/07/2015 8:34 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

The Morning Wrap: IVF Couples Want 'Vegetarian', Brahmin Donors; Faced With RSS Stick, Vasundhara Raje To Rebuild Temples

TO GO WITH 'HEALTH-INDIA-TOURISM-FERTILITY' BY Parul Gupta Indian doctor Anjali Malpani (C) shows Nicole Brown (L) and her husband Scott (obscured REAR) slides of her two day old embryo at her clinic in Mumbai. A lack of regulation surrounding fertility services in India and the lucrative returns on offer to those that provide them has turned India into a popular hub of 'IVF tourism'. Childless couples from overseas are attracted by the relatively low-cost treatment, as well as 'friendly rules' when it comes to egg donors and surrogate motherhood. According to the private Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR), there are some 400 IVF clinics in the country, providing an estimated 30,000 assisted reproductive treatments a year. AFP PHOTO/Indranil MUKHERJEE/FILES (Photo credit should read INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

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Manu Joseph says that the purpose of family, in India, is to circumvent the State.

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