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A teacher who swims through a river everyday to get to his students

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At 9 am on a weekday, Abdul Mallik is busy wading through neck-high water, a tyre-tube around his waist, his tiffin box and shoes held in one hand above the muddy river. It's hardly the average morning commute, but for this 40-year-old teacher, it's all in a day's work. This is what it takes Mr Mallik to get to the primary school where he has been employed for 20 years in a village in the Malappuram district of Kerala.


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