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India's toilet culture needs a good scrubbing

Bollywood film tackling open defecation doubles as propaganda for Modi


I grew up in a village in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, frolicking with friends in massive playgrounds and watching white cranes fly over lush green fields.

The rice fields were beautiful and enticing, but also no-go areas for us -- the "genteel kids" -- because a portion of the cultivated land also served as a vast open-air toilet for the villagers.

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