'They like to call Banaras a heritage city but what they really want is a Venice-type culture which will never work here. Heritage means that you and your ambience should be comfortable with each other. '
A group of men had threatened to burn down Civil rights activist Bela Bhatia's house if she did not leave Bastar in Chhattisgarh. She said several attempts had been made to intimidate her. Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh met Bhatia, a day after messages from activists from across the country to Bastar police officers seeking assurances on Bela Bhatia’s safety were replied to in a threatening, and abusive manner. Outlook's Pragya Singh spoke to Bhatia at length about the series of events