New Internationalist

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'Stop caste discrimination in the Church'

From a conference on dalit discrimination in London comes a message to Pope Francis, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: India

Is the Church finally acting against India’s caste system?

Over 20 years after Mari Marcel Thekaekara’s exposé of dalit manual scavenging, somebody might finally be taking action.

Filed in: India

Kashmir's pashmina woes

Machine manufacturing of Pashmina scarves has saturated the market, leaving artisans without hope of a secure future, writes Nathalie Olah.

Filed in: Kashmir

India’s xenophobia shame

Mari Marcel Thekaekara laments the ignorance and hatred behind attacks on foreigners in her country.

Filed in: India Race

The hate that divides us

In shock after hearing of the London attack and a Bangalore assault, Mari Marcel Thekaekara reflects on what could defeat hate of the ‘other’ and finally bring us together.

Filed in: India

P Sainath's people's archive of rural India

The journalist talks to Charukesi Ramadurai about recording the stories of everyday people and his hopes for India’s future.

Filed in: India

Chalo Nagpur: India’s women’s march against fascism and caste

Women from all ethnic backgrounds and walks of life spoke up for women’s rights in Nagpur, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: India

For the sake of the tiger

Prioritizing animal conservation over human life is having repercussions for locals in the Sundarbans. An illustrated report by Harriet Paintin and Sachin Gupta.

Filed in: Bangladesh

Taking on the sand mafia

Hired thugs won’t stop S Mugilan. The South Indian activist talks to Sibi Arasu.

Filed in: India

India's child trafficking and child beggars conundrum

An anti child trafficking campaign in India asks the public to photograph and share pictures child beggars, but it’s not as easy as it seems, argues Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: India

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.

Filed in: Health India Pharmaceuticals

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