It's not a happy Pongal for several thousand poor villagers living closer to the forest outside the hill town of Udhagamandalam or Ooty. The hunt for a tiger which is suspected to have killed three people has come as a dampener.
For 15,000 villagers living near Ooty, Pongal celebrations have been paused. The threat of the tiger has made life especially hard for daily labourers like Sarasu who's found no work for the sixth day.(Read more)
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