New Internationalist

South Asia

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The politics of humanity and the reality of aid

Former humanitarian chief defends the UN’s record during the civil war in Sri Lanka, but critics are unlikely to be convinced says Chris Harmer.

Filed in: Sri Lanka UN

What’s the price of the ‘right’ to alcohol?

Mari Marcel Thekaekara on the potential of prohibition in India where women have burnt down liquor shops over alcoholism’s devastation.

Filed in: Drugs India Law Society Women

Time for a rethink on food

Mari Marcel Thekaekara says the horsemeat scandal in Britain and a dogmeat experience closer to home has made her consider meat differently.

Filed in: Food India Society

India hangs Kashmir man on 'circumstantial evidence'

Uzma Falak reports on the death of Muhammad Afzal Guru, hanged ‘to satisfy the collective conscience of society’.

Filed in: Human Rights India Kashmir Politics

One Billion Rose on February 14 2013

As part of the global movement to raise awareness of violence against women, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reports on a colourful scene in Gujarat.

Filed in: Activism India Music Women

Indoor pollution is deadly for the poor

On a trip to Nepal, Stephen Bailey discovers a toxic link between poverty, childhood illness and climate change.

Filed in: Health Nepal Poverty

Minister denies torture of Tamils deported from Britain

UK Border Agency defends removals to Sri Lanka, despite abuse of deportees documented by Human Rights Watch, writes Phil Miller.

Filed in: Politics Sri Lanka United Kingdom

My writing guru: They don’t make ‘em like Sadhan anymore

Contact with a former mentor has triggered memories for Mari Marcel Thekaekara, decades on from her journalism training in Kolkata.

Filed in: Education India Media

‘I still don’t know whether I am free or not’

Uzma Falak meets a Kashmiri woman at the mercy of a failed justice system.

Filed in: Kashmir Law

Dying for a home in Bangalore

Mari Marcel Thekaekara on the plight of a community made homeless by a slum clearance: the latest casualties in the battle for property.

Filed in: Housing Human Rights India Poverty

Praying for a new dawn after Delhi rape

India is at a crossroads after a young woman’s brutal murder shook the world. Mari Marcel Thekaekara hopes for positive change.

Filed in: Human Rights India South Asia Violence Women

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