Two trends mark the Great North Indian Wedding today. The first is gunshots. The second is orchestra dances performed by women artistes. Together, they’ve created a minor epidemic of crime headlines.
Saurabh Sharma is a Lucknow-based freelance journalist who has reported from different corners of India as well as Nepal. He heads a network of over 2500 freelance reporters spread across South Asia. He has won international awards for his reporting on gender sensitivity and the Covid-19 pandemic. He prefers staying on the road, with his headphones on, hunting down stories, great bars and local cuisine.