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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.

Filed in: Health India Pharmaceuticals

The true cost of shrimp

Global trade of this luxury commodity ignores the true human and environmental impact, writes Brototi Roy.

Filed in: Fishing Food India

Transgenders in Pakistan: a first and last birthday party

Inside a transgender ‘birthday’ party in Pakistan, a rare chance for the community to celebrate a friend’s life.

Filed in: Pakistan

Little insects, big impact

By introducing bee hives to their fields, Indian farmers are improving productivity – and lives.

Filed in: India

When cash turns to ash: a look at India’s demonetization drive

Some 50 days into India’s efforts to funnel out black money, something seems not to have gone to plan, writes Nilanjana Bhomwick.

Filed in: India

Annus Horribilis

Looking for hope in dreadful circumstances, Mari Marcel Thekaekara refuses to let last year drag her down.

Filed in: India

The last Veddas of Sri Lanka

A life traded as a heritage token is an imperiled life, writes Kevin Childs.

Filed in: Sri Lanka

Southern Exposure: Sucheta Das

A sole story by Sucheta Das.

Filed in: Health India Photography

Tigger Stack – a most extraordinary woman

We will mourn our loss of Tigger. But it’s her life we must celebrate, writes Mari Thekaekara.

Filed in: India United Kingdom

The Bird on the Wire has finally flown – sing Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen was iconic for rebellious teenagers growing up in 1970s India, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

Filed in: India

Contracted into precarity

Anibel Ferus-Comelo explains how a disposable workforce is bearing the brunt of Indian economic growth.

Filed in: India

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