Foreign News: Mood under a Pine Tree

In India, even more than in most countries, it is hard to see the play of present politics in the scene of daily life. Young (31), pretty Margaret Parton of the New York Herald Tribune has eyes to see India's complicated story. Reporter Parton took a look at Koti State, in the Himalayan foothills, which holds an annual festival for the Hindu god Sipi:

The snake charmer, the drum beater, and the man who operated a crude wooden Ferris wheel were there in full force, as they and their ancestors had been for more...

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