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TO GO WITH India-education-school-health...TO GO WITH India-education-school-health-food,FEATURE by Abhaya SRIVASTAVA In this photo taken on May 19, 2015, Indian schoolgirls eat lunch organised by the non-profit Akshaya Patra Foundation, at the Chaumuha Primary School on the outskirts of Vrindavan.  Churning out 1.2 tonnes of curry in under an hour, women stirring vats in the spotlessly clean, high-tech kitchen are hoping to erase the shocking reputation of India's free school lunch scheme.    AFP PHOTO / Chandan KHANNAChandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian schoolgirls eat lunch organised by the non-profit Akshaya Patra Foundation, at the Chaumuha Primary School on the outskirts of Vrindavan

Indian performers dance during the state...Indian performers dance during the state's formation day celebrations, marking one year since the formation of the new state in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on June 2, 2015.The 10 districts of the southern Indian state of Telangana was formed as India's 29th state on June 2, 2014 after it was carved out of Andhra Pradesh. AFP PHOTO/ Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian performers dance during the state’s formation day celebrations, marking one year since the formation of the new state in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad on Tuesday

An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the ...An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the roadside in New Delhi on June 1, 2015.

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An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the roadside in New Delhi on Monday

A passenger sleeps along with her children at a railway station on a hot summer day in Allahabad...A passenger sleeps along with her children at a railway station on a hot summer day in Allahabad, India, May 26, 2015. Temperature in Allahabad on Tuesday is expected to reach 46.4 degree Celsius (115.5 degree Fahrenheit), according to India's metrological department website. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A passenger sleeps along with her children at a railway station on a hot summer’s day in Allahabad, India

Women cover themselves as they walk on the banks of the river Ganges during a dust storm in Allahabad, India on Tuesday

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Women cover themselves as they walk on the banks of the river Ganges during a dust storm in Allahabad, India on Tuesday

A man walks his sheep in a water-logged paddy field after recent rains in Srinagar on Thursday

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A man walks his sheep in a water-logged paddy field after recent rains in Srinagar on Thursday

Models in costumes use their smartphones as they take a break at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Beijing's municipal government declared Wednesday as "Capital Internet Safety Day" as part of an effort to educate Chinese Internet users on avoiding fraud and identity theft online

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Models in costumes use their smartphones as they take a break at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing on Wednesday

A woman paddles her boat in her water-logged courtyard after recent rains in the interiors of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Tuesday

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A woman paddles her boat in her water-logged courtyard after recent rains in the interiors of Dal Lake in Srinagar on Tuesday

A passenger bathes an child using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad April 23, 2015. Temperatures in Allahabad on Thursday reached to 42 degree Celsius (107.6 degree Fahrenheit), according to India's metrological department website

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A passenger bathes a child using a pipe that supplies water to trains at a railway station on a hot summer day in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. Temperatures in Allahabad on Thursday reached to 42 degree Celsius

Wider Image: Renting in Mumbai Per Square Foot...Residents look out of windows of an apartment in Mumbai March 15, 2015. The cost for buying a 200 square feet (18 square meters) one-bedroom apartment in this building is around 25,000 Indian rupees per square feet ($ 400) or 5,000,000 Indian rupees ($ 80,000). The rent for an apartment in the same building is around 12,000 Indian rupees ($ 190) per month. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY PICTURE 05 OF 22 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "RENTING IN MUMBAI PER SQUARE FOOT" SEARCH "RENTING SIDDIQUI" FOR ALL IMAGES

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Residents look out of windows of an apartment in Mumbai, India. The cost of buying a 200 sq ft one-bedroom apartment in this building is around Rs5m ($80,000). The rent for an apartment in the same building is around Rs12,000 ($190) per month 

Bakarwal nomad children are seen through a veil that covers their tent as they react to a Kashmiri man photographing them on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Bakarwals are nomadic herders of Jammu Kashmir state who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle.

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Bakarwal nomad children are seen through a veil that covers their tent on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir on Tuesday

An Indian man sleeps on the roof of his house at a shanty area in New Delhi, India, Monday, April 20, 2015. While hundreds of millions of Indians remained mired in poverty, the International Monetary Fund recently said it expects India s economy to grow by 7.5 percent in 2015, its strongest growth in five years.

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An Indian man sleeps on the roof of his house at a shanty area in New Delhi, India, on Monday

 Indian school children attend morning prayers at a school

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Indian school children attend morning prayers at a school on the outskirts of Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India

Pakistani children play near the Ravi river in Lahore

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Pakistani children play near the Ravi river in Lahore.

TOPSHOTS An young Indian Jain devotee dr...TOPSHOTS An young Indian Jain devotee dressed on a horse participates in a religious rally organised on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti in Kolkata on April 2, 2015. The most important religious holiday in Jainism, Mahavir Jayanti celebrates the birth of Mahavira, the last Tirthankara, which is generally accepted as 599 BCE. AFP PHOTO/ Dibyangshu SARKARDIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian Jain devotee on a horse participates in a religious rally organised on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti in Kolkata 

A boy from the slum jumps from one concrete drainage pipe to another along the bank of Bagmati River, in Kathmundu

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A boy from the slum jumps from one concrete drainage pipe to another along the bank of Bagmati River as he plays with his friends in Kathmandu on Tuesday

Kashmiri villagers carry the bodies of victims, who died after a hillside collapsed onto a house, for burial at Ledhan

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Kashmiri villagers carry the bodies of victims who died after a hillside collapsed onto a house, for burial at Ledhan village west of Srinagar on Tuesday.

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Workers carry a rope line to fasten a decommissioned ship at the Alang shipyard in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

A labourer takes a nap in a wholesale fruit market area in Kolkata...A labourer takes a nap in a wholesale fruit market area in Kolkata March 24, 2015. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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A labourer takes a nap in a wholesale fruit market area in Kolkata, India

An Indian farmer herds his sheep on the dry bed of a river at Bibi Nagar in Nalgonda District, some 40 kilometers from Hyderabad on March 23, 2015.

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An Indian farmer herds his sheep on the dry bed of a river at Bibi Nagar in Nalgonda District, some 40 kilometers from Hyderabad on Monday