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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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Bangaloreans segregate waste to save their city

An Indian recycling scheme gives Mari Marcel Thekaekara hope.…

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Banish the flip-flop!

Plastic shoes are lethal – for those making them as well as for those wearing them, and even after they’ve been discarded.…

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Toxic waste

The West has been using Africa to dump its toxic waste and unwantables for years and continues, despite it having being illegal since 1992.…

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Solar panels and chickens

The carnivalesque mood of the river continues. The other day a verypretty wooden launch slipped silently past at great speed. Only as itreached the sharp bend upstream and went ‘toot! toot!’, emitting alittle cloud of vapour, did I realise the launch was powered by steam.…

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Promises, promises

Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma must keep his promise on healthcare.…

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Rising tide sinks boat

I am becoming sensitive, not to say jumpy, about sound. .…

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My home in transit

So this is it, my new home for who knows how long, on its way through the lock around the corner.…

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Report “Get your renewable energy and save it at your home"

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Inside the tent of an honest man

Zuhra Bahman meets the likeable – and unlikely – man who would be Afghanistan’s next president. He’s considered honest, unpretentious and the country’s Ralph Nader.…

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