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India in the grip of election fever

From the morally bankrupt to the cleanest candidates ever – who will the country choose? Mari Marcel Thekaekara reports.

Filed in: India Politics

Impunity casts a shadow over India's elections

The ghost of mass murder dogs the two main parties, writes Ajay Vakil.

Filed in: India Politics

Cheap drugs and the millionaire whistleblower

Sandhya Srinivasan writes from India on the curious tale of Dinesh Thakur and the generics maker Ranbaxy.

Filed in: Ethics India Pharmaceuticals

The true cost of your cup of tea

Sri Lankan tea pickers remain in a caste system that binds them to extreme poverty, says Marco Picardi.

Filed in: Sri Lanka Trade Work

What happened to unity in diversity?

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is concerned about attempts to dismantle secular India.

Filed in: India Politics Religion

Women on wheels raise money for adivasi human rights

Mari Marcel Thekaekara talks to the intrepid cyclists who took part in Go MAD.

Filed in: India Women

Pink pistols to see off rapists? Don’t make me laugh

Mari Marcel Thekaekera on why niche marketing of a dinky revolver might not be the answer to sexual violence against women in India.

Filed in: India Women

Defending people’s milk in India

A vibrant network of small producers and milk co-operatives is threatened by free trade agreements and liberalized investment policies.

Filed in: Agriculture Corporations India Trade

Sri Lankan farmers resist new seed law

Lasanda Kurukulasuriya on the fight to safeguard biodiversity and the rural economy.

Filed in: Agriculture Corporations Sri Lanka

I am terrified – and optimistic – for India’s future

The tainted Narendra Modi is tipped to become India’s next President. But Mari Marcel Thekaekara hopes that Arvind Kejriwal’s anti-corruption movement might win the day.

Filed in: India Politics

Sex, lies and complicity in India

Rita Banerji on girl-hating sex selection, rape and the chances of a ‘true feminist revolution for India’.

Filed in: Children India Society Women

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