New Internationalist

The Majority World Blog

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Bittersweet victory for ‘Indian’ Miss America

Nina Davuluri is deemed too dark to be beautiful in India. Mari Marcel Thekaekara explores the irony. 

Nairobi mall attack unites Kenyans

The siege has shaken the nation – and made people forget their differences, writes Musa Haron.

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Does anyone give a s**t?

A new bill in India aimed at protecting manual cleaners of human excrement needs to translate into political action, argues Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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Burma must address its ‘Rohingya problem’

With ethnic violence displacing hundreds of thousands, a resolution can’t come too soon, says Iris Gonzales.

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‘This is just the beginning of Burma’s new beginning’

Democracy is within sight, Iris Gonzales is told, as she meets those who have reason to hope.

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There’s a lot more to do, President Aquino

Stop blowing your own trumpet, and start tackling human rights abuses, says Iris Gonzales in the Philippines.

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Police coerce children to spy in Kashmir

The case of 17-year-old Danish reveals corrupt and brutal law enforcement, says Uzma Falak.

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Let’s talk about parenting

In the Philippines, Iris Gonzales attends a course to get hints on doing the best for her daughter.

Philippine ‘comfort women’ still waiting for justice

Osaka mayor’s words anger women raped by Japanese soldiers during the Second World War, as Iris Gonzales explains.

Welcome to Manila, the gates of hell

Novelist Dan Brown’s description is sadly apt, says Iris Gonzales.

Wonder and frustration: living with the animals

Mari Marcel Thekaekara’s home is on the edge of a wildlife sanctuary, which is a pleasure and a pain, as she explains.

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