articles by Kaveer Rai

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In a Dakshina Kannada village, a lesser-known god brings blessings, chases away evil

Come May, a resident of the Peral village of Dakshina Kannada dresses up and becomes a medium for the god, Rajan Daiva Ullakulu. The villagers re-enact the story of how this deity protected them during an ongoing dispute with the neighboring region, seek blessings and solutions and play a game with coconuts

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Cyclone Fani: In the aftermath, an attempt to rebuild life, return to normalcy in Puri

Puri district was found to be the most affected by Cyclone Fani. The days that followed the storm were a story of desperation and community, of serpentine lines outside government offices and the endless wait for relief supplies