The Gulabi Gang

The pink walls of Sampat Pal's home are illuminated by the morning sun ascending over the village of Badausa. The mother of five and grandmother to fourteen steps into her hallway as she peers outside, taking notice of the unfamiliar man standing at her doorway. Accustomed to unexpected visitors seeking her assistance, she invites the man in without hesitation, and the two sit for a cup of chai. As the guest settles next to his host, he discloses the intended purpose of his visit is not to drink tea with the lady in pink but to kill her.

The Vivek Express: India's Longest Train Route

For roughly eighty hours, the Vivek Express carves across India's countryside, marching to an underscore of rattling steel as the country's longest train route puts the colors of the vast landscape on full display. The character of the express, authored by the passengers that board on each of the fifty-seven stops throughout the seven states. Producing its pulse as they step from the platform and disappear behind the train cars masked beneath shades of blue and greeted by those who have bargained their time with the long days on the tracks, where conversation is the greatest escape.

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