Debnath Mondal (front right), who survived a tiger attack in 2010, patrols the banks of the Sundarbans tiger preserve with another forest guard and a boat skipper. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Debendra Tarek, 80, inspects a handful of salt-resistant rice in his home on the tidal island of Ghoramara, which is shrinking quickly because of climate change. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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On a new episode of The Mindy Project, Dr. Mindy Lahiri decided to embrace her Indian roots, taking her son for a Hindu head-shaving ceremony. Evans Vestal Ward/Universal Television hide caption

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Dr. Gita Prakash (left), who runs a family clinic from her home in New Delhi, examines 10-year-old Sonu Kumar Chaudhary as his father, restaurant deliveryman Dilip Kumar Chaudhary, looks on. Prakash sees more and more cases of illness caused by the city's polluted air. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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India's Big Battle: Development Vs. Pollution
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A special hearth (left) for "green" cremations uses less wood and takes less time than traditional cremations. The new cremation method cuts down on air pollution. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Protesters rally near the home of a girl who was raped in New Delhi on Oct. 17. The Indian government is trying to improve its emergency response system, particularly in cases of assault. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Neetu trains nearly 8 hours a day at a wrestling facility in Rohtak, India. Her coach says, "She doesn't take a break for even one minute." Poulomi Basu/for NPR hide caption

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A Child Bride At 13, She's Turned Herself Into A Prize-Winning Wrestler
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Rahul Gandhi (center left), vice president of the All India Congress Committee, and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (center, second from left), state president for West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee, visit the site of a collapsed highway overpass in Kolkata on Saturday. Rescue officials said Friday there are no more survivors trapped under the rubble. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya, the owner of Kingfisher Airlines, gets into his car outside Parliament in New Delhi, India, in 2013. Mallya, who owes large sums on loans to his businesses, recently left the country for Britain, according to reports. Saurabh Das/AP hide caption

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A sandstone statue of Rishabhanata, from Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh, India, in the 10th century A.D., flanked by a pair of attendants. It is valued at approximately $150,000. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement hide caption

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