ON THE RECORD

No Beggars this Commonwealth

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The Delhi government is trying its best to showcase the case of the city before the Commonwealth Games and the Anti Begging Drive seems to be another effort in the campaign.
Begging is a crime according to the Prevention of Begging Act 1959 and the government wants to get rid of the official 60,000 offenders before the Games begin. According to Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta, the drive aims to rehabilitate the beggars in the city. Certain areas have been declared ‘zero-tolerance zones’ and the campaign is supposed to be implemented in areas such as Dhaula Kuan, Rajghat and AIIMS. The citizens are happy with this campaingn of the Government.This does not come as a surprise as begging still seems to be rampant in the city and the beggars completely unaware of any such drive.However, the Chief Secretary clarifies saying that the drive is being worked out in phases and the campaign is yet to become totally effective.

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Art Exposed

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by Ankita Khare
54 galleries - 17 international ones, over Rs 40 million worth of art work. Almost 5000 footfalls each day. And huge sales...India Art Summit--the name still echoes in the art industry even after a week since it ended. The main attraction was the global appeal that the event had. Art pieces from around the world were available all under one roof.

The event was supported by Sotheby's in collaboration with organisations in support of the fine arts including Asia Art Archive, Asia Society, Lalit Kala Academy, The Devi Foundation, and The British Council. A well organised affair, India Art Summit was undoubtedly an event worth visiting. Check out the audio clip below to experience this grand fair. Know what was there what wasn't......

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