Posts by: Shubham Bhatia

-August 30, 2019

They were construction workers building a sewer line. Yet again, basic safety measures were not in place when noxious fumes made them fall unconscious Five men died while constructing a sewage line in Ghaziabad. Patriot breaks down the incident with a blow-by-blow account given by key eyewitness and relatives of the deceased. It was four […]

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-August 27, 2019

With heterosexuals having great curiosity over gay sex, Patriot explains the nitty-gritty of gay sex to solve their never-ending questions, which can be insulting at times “Right after she asked the question, I was in splits. The sheer amount of curiosity that was there amazed me. But more so, the question didn’t make sense at […]

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-August 26, 2019

In family-run businesses, how do the younger and elder generation work together? Quite well, as Patriot finds out in interviews with two shop owners in Ballimaran Ballimaran in Chandni Chowk is widely popular for being home to poet Ghalib. Besides, it is also well-known for having numerous optical and footwear stores. Some are wholesale shops, […]

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-August 26, 2019

For us kids, Independence Week was all about buying and flying kites – a happy ritual which we thought was in the past till we happened to get a pleasant reminder “Shubham…wake up. Help out your brother upstairs,” my mother would say on a sunny morning on Independence Day. The time is childhood. When the […]

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-August 16, 2019

With three festivals coming together, kite sellers have not been able to attract enough customers this time Festivals are generally a good time for everyone – including retailers. So if three festivals come at one go? Generally, shopkeepers would be happy. However, in the wholesale kite market in the Capital city, the mood is not […]

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-August 2, 2019

Potters don’t believe that their furnaces are adding to the pollution in the city. But the NGT has asked the pollution control committee to demolish their means of livelihood It’s business as usual at Kumhar Gram in Uttam Nagar, west Delhi. Some children are playing on the narrow streets and some are helping their parents […]

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-August 2, 2019

When you come out of a fancy Metro station and encounter traffic chaos, you wonder whether the city has any concern for pedestrians at all Choked traffic, jampacked lanes and garbage at every corner — three things make Vikas Marg stand out among Delhi’s main roads. While the street name suggests ‘development’, the nightmarish scenario […]

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-July 26, 2019

With the Delhi government bent on getting 1,797 colonies regularised, Patriot speaks to people to get their reaction. It turns out they are not sure it will change things much “We have lived in this home for so many years. How does it matter if it’s unauthorised? Our children have gone on to good things […]

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