India’s last water men fight tide of history
12 May 2017 | 5:14 am
Shakeel Ahmad wanders the cramped alleyways of Old Delhi offering water from a goat hide canteen slung over his shoulder, a centuries-old service welcomed by thirsty vendors toiling under the baking Indian sun which is fading into history.
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