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Mari Marcel Thekaekara

Mari is a writer based in Gudalur, in the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu. She writes on human rights issues with a focus on dalits, adivasis, women, children, the environment, and poverty. Mari's book Endless Filth, published in 1999, on balmikis, is to be followed by a second book on campaigns within India to abolish manual scavenging work. She co-founded Accord in 1985 to work with Adivasi people. Mari has been a contributor to New Internationalist since 1991.

About the blog I travel around India a lot, covering dalit and adivasi issues. I often find myself really moved by stories that never make it to the mainstream media. My son Tarsh suggested I start blogging. And the New Internationalist collective are the nicest bunch of editors I’ve worked with. So here goes.

Articles by Mari Marcel Thekaekara

Will opportunities to move society forward be lost? Mari Marcel Thekaekara asks.
What did the European referendum look like to a visitor travelling through? Mari Marcel Thekaekara from Nilgiri hills, in the...
Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on England’s capital city and how its people, food and cultures have ebbed and flowed over the...
Mari Marcel Thekaekara remembers the great boxer and pays homage to his audacious courage.
Vote Clinton just to trump Trump? No wonder the US is dispirited, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara. 
Mari Marcel Thekaekara is enchanted by a visit to an island at once familiar and strange.
Is hype over the southern Indian paradise simply hot air? Mari Marcel Thekaekara asks.
This is something that even middle class Indians have no clue about, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara reports some good news from India.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on how Bangalore mutated from charming town to the city that never sleeps.
The surprise visitor suggests a prelude to a mammoth problem, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara is unimpressed by latest pharmaceutical developments.

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