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The Indian physicist and veteran food sovereignty activist speaks to Amy Hall about a lifetime of keeping...

An activist holds a placard featuring Gautam Adani  during a protest in Delhi, India on 6 February 2023.  ADNAN ABIDI/REUTERS/ALAMY

Could the Adani Group’s financial troubles be good news for the climate? Asks Danny Chivers.

A scrap dealer is standing in his workshop that has been bulldozed by the Jammu & Kashmir  revenue department as part of an ongoing anti-encroachment drive in Srinagar. Credit: Adil Abbas

A government policy to ‘reclaim’ state land has had dire consequences for many families in Kashmir, writes Kasturi...

A woman sits at a table looking at a mobile phone.

The taboo around sex outside of marriage means it can be hard to access safe pregnancy termination. But a recent court ruling...

A person wih peacock feathers over their eyes stands in front of a trans pride flag

Priti Salian on how activists are fighting the colonial mindset to push for trans rights in India.

A sanitation worker holds the device being used to track them. The Municipal Corporation in Chandigarh pays a 22,044 USD per month to rent the watches. ASMA HAFIZ

Asma Hafiz reports on the intrusive surveillance being forced on often lower caste sanitation workers in...

A Bangladeshi family is photographed worshiping at the Cave Hira in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Hijab – how far can the state dictate a woman’s choice? 

A Dalit Women's 'Self Respect Yatra' (procession) begins in Kurukshetra, in the state of Haryana at the feet of the statue of Dalit Rights icon Dr. Ambedkar. Credit: Thenmozhi Soundararajan

Nilanjana Bhowmick's thoughts on the long shadow of caste.

All That Breathes is a strangely beautiful tale of India’s climate and political struggles. Husna Ara...

A girl carries her sibling as she walks through stranded flood water, following rains and floods during the monsoon season in Nowshera, Pakistan September 4, 2022. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

Cancel the debt, or let the Bretton Woods group profit from climate disaster, writes Farooq Tariq.

Protestors demand the release of activist Teesta Setalvad after she was arrested from her home by the anti-terrorism wing of the Gujarat police, on a street in Mumbai, India, June 27, 2022. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

Nilanjana Bhowmick on the persecution of dissent in India.

Rohingya-built temporary shanties often persist in dilapidated conditions in Jammu. Picture credit. Kamran Yousuf.

A renewed crackdown on refugee camps in Kashmir is forcing Rohingya refugees out of India and back to Bangladesh and Myanmar...

Scraps of torched cars left in Shiv Vihar from the 2020 Delhi riots. Credit: Banswalhemant

Nilanjana Bhowmick on the routine communal violence that is a state-sponsored blot on India’s democracy.

A person holds a placard demanding Sri Lanka's President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to resign after his government lost its majority in the parliament, amid the country's economic crisis, during a protest near to a road leading to the parliament building in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 5, 2022. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

With the Sri Lankan president fleeing to the Maldives, New Internationalist examines his modus operandi –...

Some Indian men are threatening a marriage strike for a most dubious reason. Nilanjana Bhowmick tells them to bring it on.

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Some Indian men are threatening a marriage strike for a most dubious reason. Nilanjana Bhowmick tells them...

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ILYA sketches the uplifting life-story of an inspirational legal defender of the rights of women and...


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