New Internationalist

South Asia

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Can Bollywood shatter India’s caste system?

India’s leading film star Aamir Khan is shining a light on tough social issues and the country is taking notice, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: Human Rights India

India’s whitening obsession goes vaginal

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is horrified by the latest addition to the global skin-lightening fetish as women are encouraged to bleach down below.

Filed in: Feminism India Pharmaceuticals

India’s modernity onslaught

Mari Marcel Thekaekara laments the remorseless rejection of traditional ways as India rushes towards its brave new future.

Filed in: Agriculture India Poverty

Kashmir report: too little, too late

Uzma Falak argues an advisory group touted as a possible solution to the 65-year-old conflict is little more than a smokescreen.

Filed in: Human Rights India Kashmir War and Peace

Drone killings: a result of our animal instincts?

Or are they a mechanism that allows people to bypass a natural aversion to killing? Syed Hamad Ali investigates.

Filed in: Arms Pakistan Terrorism United States

Poor Indian kids checkmating the odds

One man’s drive to teach dalit children chess is putting pride back into a community, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: India Indigenous Peoples

Garden party with the forest people

Mari Marcel Thekaekara learns a lot about her own back yard when her adivasi friends come to visit.

Filed in: India Indigenous Peoples

Inside India’s forest communities

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is enchanted by the adivasi communities deep in the heart of Tamil Nadu.

Filed in: India Indigenous Peoples

Making caste a thing of the past

An ‘anti-untouchability’ video project is raising awareness of the crimes against dalits which blight Indian society, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: Human Rights India

US tries to halt Iran-Pakistan pipeline

It’s the people who are suffering, says Syed Hamad Ali, as Hillary Clinton and co. object to an energy deal that would benefit tens of millions.

Filed in: Iran Pakistan United States

Some thoughts on becoming a woman in India

In some Indian communities a girl’s first period is treated with great fanfare, in others it is a carefully kept secret, says Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: India Indigenous Peoples

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