An Indian protester at a demonstration in New Delhi demanding a universal pension for those over age 60. New York Times

An Indian protester at a demonstration in New Delhi demanding a universal pension for those over age 60. New York Times

A farmer harvested vegetables in a field on the outskirts of Shillong city, India, Monday. European Pressphoto Agency

A farmer harvested vegetables in a field on the outskirts of Shillong city, India, Monday. European Pressphoto Agency

A woman swept rice from the floor at a wholesale warehouse in Agartala, India, Tuesday. India plans to subsidize wheat, rice and cereals for some 800 million people under a $20 billion plan to consolidate and expand programs to cut malnutrition and ease poverty. Abhik Deb/Associated Press

A woman swept rice from the floor at a wholesale warehouse in Agartala, India, Tuesday. India plans to subsidize wheat, rice and cereals for some 800 million people under a $20 billion plan to consolidate and expand programs to cut malnutrition and ease poverty. Abhik Deb/Associated Press

A villager smoked during a rally demanding pensions for elderly poor citizens in New Delhi Thursday. Altaf Qadri/Associated Press

A villager smoked during a rally demanding pensions for elderly poor citizens in New Delhi Thursday. Altaf Qadri/Associated Press

A man rowed his boat during a rain shower in Srinagar, India, Tuesday. Javed Dar/Xinhua/Zuma Press

A man rowed his boat during a rain shower in Srinagar, India, Tuesday. Javed Dar/Xinhua/Zuma Press

A customer inspected a sample of rice at a store in a wholesale market in Mumbai on Monday. Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

A customer inspected a sample of rice at a store in a wholesale market in Mumbai on Monday. Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

A dog held on as a man rode a bicycle in Mumbai, India, Tuesday. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

A dog held on as a man rode a bicycle in Mumbai, India, Tuesday. Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

A barber shaved a customer at his temporary shop alongside a flooded street in Kolkata Sunday. Heavy rains have disrupted normal life as several parts of the city became waterlogged and train service was partially disrupted. Dibyangshu Sarkar/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

A barber shaved a customer at his temporary shop alongside a flooded street in Kolkata Sunday. Heavy rains have disrupted normal life as several parts of the city became waterlogged and train service was partially disrupted. Dibyangshu Sarkar/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

Retired working elephant Rajan swam in the Andaman Islands, an archipelago that is part of India in the bay of Bengal He was trained to swim to haul logs out to boats off the Islands, but the practice has since been banned. Now he just swims for fun. National News/Zuma Press

Retired working elephant Rajan swam in the Andaman Islands, an archipelago that is part of India in the bay of Bengal He was trained to swim to haul logs out to boats off the Islands, but the practice has since been banned. Now he just swims for fun. National News/Zuma Press

An Indian bicycle rickshaw driver used a scarf to rest his head while sleeping on his rickshaw in New Delhi Thursday. Kevin Frayer/Associated Press

An Indian bicycle rickshaw driver used a scarf to rest his head while sleeping on his rickshaw in New Delhi Thursday. Kevin Frayer/Associated Press

Scavengers, surrounded by a flock of Greater Adjutant birds, collected plastic for recycling at a dump site in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati Wednesday. Utpal Baruah/Reuters

Scavengers, surrounded by a flock of Greater Adjutant birds, collected plastic for recycling at a dump site in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati Wednesday. Utpal Baruah/Reuters

A man dried plastic bags for reuse at an industrial area in Jammu, India, Wednesday. Channi Anand/Associated Press

A man dried plastic bags for reuse at an industrial area in Jammu, India, Wednesday. Channi Anand/Associated Press

Zareena, a Kashmiri Bakarwal bride, sat inside a temporary camp with a scarf over her face during her wedding on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Friday. Bakarwals are nomadic herders in Jammu Kashmir state, who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle. Dar Yasin/Associated Press

Zareena, a Kashmiri Bakarwal bride, sat inside a temporary camp with a scarf over her face during her wedding on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Friday. Bakarwals are nomadic herders in Jammu Kashmir state, who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle. Dar Yasin/Associated Press

Women labourers throw dust on a road tarmac under construction at Bharadva village in the western Indian state of Gujarat April 23, 2013. India’s worst economic slowdown in a decade has bottomed out and growth is expected to pick up to 6.4 percent in the current fiscal year, chairman of the PM’s Economic Advisory Council C. Rangarajan said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Women labourers throw dust on a road tarmac under construction at Bharadva village in the western Indian state of Gujarat April 23, 2013. India’s worst economic slowdown in a decade has bottomed out and growth is expected to pick up to 6.4 percent in the current fiscal year, chairman of the PM’s Economic Advisory Council C. Rangarajan said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Amit Dave

Indian laborers dropped a heavy bundle of vegetables in front of a vendor’s stall at a wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata, India, Wednesday. Kevin Frayer/Associated Press

Indian laborers dropped a heavy bundle of vegetables in front of a vendor’s stall at a wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata, India, Wednesday. Kevin Frayer/Associated Press