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The roosters wear razors: Inside India's 'Super Bowl' of cockfighting

Feb 04, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

 VIJAYAWADA, India - The four-lane highway stretches across this flat, riverine part of southern India, flanked by fields of rice and sugarcane. My guide twists around from the passenger seat to offer some advice: Keep a low profile and don't take pictures. The activity we seek is "strictly prohibited," he explains. But he assures me his brother-in-law will know where to go.

It is the first day of Sankranti, a major festival that takes place each January to celebrate the harvest and the ...