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Don’t take Big Pharma at its word

Drugs companies have ulterior motives, and homeopathic cures are often a good alternative, argues Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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Homeless in a city of empty properties

News of squatters in a Russian oligarch’s London house gives Mari Marcel Thekaekara pause for thought.

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Choosing the best of a bad lot isn’t good enough!

Vote Clinton just to trump Trump? No wonder the US is dispirited, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara

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Anti-corruption drive or political witch-hunt?

The case of Sri Lanka’s former ambassador to Russia, accused of arms smuggling, might suggest the latter, says Lasanda Kurukulasuriya.

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Lessons in living, Bermuda-style

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is enchanted by a visit to an island at once familiar and strange.

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Children and adolescents forgotten by HIV policymakers

Iris Gonzales asks why the most vulnerable are at the bottom of the priority list.

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Tentative steps forward for Muslim women’s rights

Mari Marcel Thekaekara reports some good news from India.

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Bangalored: death of a dream

Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on how Bangalore mutated from charming town to the city that never sleeps.

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Targeting children's minds; stymying Indian reform

Mari Marcel Thekaekara is unimpressed by latest pharmaceutical developments.

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Hope springs eternal

And from the most unexpected sources, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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Philippines at risk of ‘full-blown’ HIV epidemic

So why has the government cut funding for contraception? asks Iris Gonzales

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