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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Modi's Budget 2019, Qatar's triumph, Jonbeel Mela; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Modi's Budget 2019, Qatar's triumph, Jonbeel Mela; today's must-read stories

If one examines the way Modi ran the Gujarat government, it will be apparent to them that his style of operation remains unchanged even as the Prime Minister of India.

Jonbeel Mela: Where tradition serves as the only currency, and a king holds a durbar
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Jonbeel Mela: Where tradition serves as the only currency, and a king holds a durbar

Touted to be the only regular event on the planet where the barter system is still practised, the Jonbeel festival attracts people in large numbers from Tiwa, Karbi, Khasi, Rabha and Jaintia communities living in the border villages of Meghalaya and Assam.