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LIFE

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Ambur, Tamil Nadu, Toilets, Swachh Bharat

Swacch Bharat: Prime Minister's flagship mission has a seven-year-old taking her father to the cops

A small girl lodged a police complaint because her father procrastinated on building a toilet. We want the champions of Swacch Bharat to hear her!

VARIETY

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Public toilets, Open defecation free, Swachh Bharat, World toilet day

World Toilet Day: How this Swachh Bharat 'activist' found out the dirty truth about India's sanitation

Is this not a conspiracy by 'Uncouth India' against 'Swachh Bharat'?

VARIETY

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Narendra Modi, Clean ganga, Swachh bharat mission, Swachh Bharat

Why Swachh Bharat is not working on the ground

Modi government says six crore toilets have been built since 2014. The reality is that a majority of these toilets exist only on paper.

VOICES

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Clean ganga, Cleanliness, Narendra Modi, Swachh Bharat

Another swachhata drive: Why India will never become clean as long as it remains semi-feudal

That one should not litter public places should become a social practice — not a photo opportunity.

VARIETY

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Privacy, Swachh Bharat, Virat Kohli, Anushka Shetty

Why Indians, including Anuskha Sharma and Virat Kohli, need to respect individual privacy

We need a Swachh Bharat campaign to cleanse our society of bad practices which we tend to defend as tradition.

VARIETY

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Narendra Modi, Civic infrastructure, Swachh Bharat, Manual scavenging

How to make Bharat swachh? Brush manual scavengers under the carpet

The deadline to eradicate manual scavenging ends in 2019.

VARIETY

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United Nations, Kerala, Alappuzha, Swachh Bharat

Why Swachh Bharat and UN disagree on how clean a small city in Kerala is

According to a UN report, Alappuzha has no landfill and most of the garbage is treated by the residents themselves.

SPORTS

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Football, Swachh Bharat, Narendra Modi, FIFA U-17 World Cup

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Delhi put its worst foot forward - credit goes to PM Modi

Having the games in Delhi made it easier for the PM to attend the match. And this is what messed it all up.

VARIETY

 |  The Cynic  |  3-minute read
Clean India, Mahatma Gandhi, October 2, Swachh Bharat

How Gandhi’s Clean India mission was hijacked by photo-op enthusiasts

Those who espouse the cause of cleanliness ensure that their faces are plastered across every available inch of space.

VARIETY

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Toilets, Open Defecation, Ranchi, Swachh Bharat

Public shaming is no way to go about Swachh Bharat

At least 10 people in Ranchi, caught defecating in the open, were made to hand over their lungis to Ranchi Municipal Corporation enforcement teams.