A word with Nithin Sawhney

Acclaimed British-Indian musician Nitin Sawhney talks to Subi Shah about colonialism, music as a passport to possibility and why he wants to be known as ‘someone who gives a shit’.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Arvind Gupta in his lab.

Toys from trash

Simple models by India’s ‘science magician’, Arvind Gupta, are making learning fun for young minds around the world. Priti Salian reports from a classroom in Bangalore.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017
Arun Ghandi.

‘When people are tired of exploitation, they resort to violence’

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi, speaks to Danielle Batist about technology, Trump, and anger as a gift.

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NI 506 - Brazil's soft coup - October, 2017
When water supplies run dry in his village, Shiva Korade attempts to make a living selling sugarcane juice in nearby Pune.

Lessons from the thirst economy

Conflicts over water are on the rise in India, but climate change is not the only culprit. Fiona Broom reports on a powerful water mafia that is sucking India dry.

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017
In Bhubaneswar a woman wanders through a deserted apartment complex built under the 15-year-old Basic Services for the Urban Poor scheme. The city and slum residents blame each other for the delay in assigning the 192 empty apartments.

India's 'Smart City' plan stumbles over slums

India's $15 billion grand project is already in trouble. Nimisha Jaiswal investigates

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NI 503 - Homelessness - June, 2017
Flowers are placed at the scene of an attack on Westminster Bridge, in London, Britain, on 24 March 2017.

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.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017

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.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017
No cash, little hope for India's poor

No cash, little hope for India's poor

Many are finding it impossible to pay school fees for their malnourished children or to get medicines for ailing family members, writes Dilnaz Boga.

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NI 501 - Populism rises again - April, 2017
In defence of nature and local people, Mugilan has taken on plundering and polluting corporations.

Taking on the sand mafia

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

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NI 500 - The exceptionally brave - 500th issue - March, 2017

Indians and Pakistanis forge online friendship

But in this increasingly jingoistic climate there is a growing number of citizens who dare to call for a peaceful solution. Nimisha Jaiswal reports.

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NI 498 - The coming war on China - December, 2016
India’s finger chats

India’s finger chats

Finger Chats relies on volunteers and does not charge for sessions. Nimisha Jaiswal reports.

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NI 497 - Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears - November, 2016

Domestic slavery persists in India

The system of slavery remains alive and well in India. Nimisha Jaiswal reports.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Students in Hyderabad protest against Facebook. The yellow sign reads: ‘Defend net neutrality’.

No, Mr Zuckerberg

Few can resist the tech titans. Prabir Purkayastha tells the story of Indians who went into battle against Facebook, for freedom – and won.

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NI 494 - Smiley-faced monopolists - July, 2016
Dharavi slum.

Life in an Indian slum

This is something that even middle class Indians have no clue about, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
A cleaner cup of tea

A cleaner cup of tea

Sabita Banerji on improving tea workers' lives.

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NI 491 - Last stand - Saving the world's forests - April, 2016
A dalit manual scavenging.

Drowning in liquid filth – in 21st century India

We pretend that people are not condemned to the caste system, Mari Marcel Thekaekara writes.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Baiga women and children in protest walk, India, 2003.

Dalits and Adivasis protest their unequal share in 2016 budget

The new scheme lacks understanding and will continue to marginalize the most vulnerable, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016

A word with Anjan Sundaram

The author and reporter talks to Graeme Green about self-expression, dictatorship and the importance of a free press.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
In search of lost soldiers

In search of lost soldiers

Families of missing POWs are still waiting for answers after 44 years, says Jas Uppal.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Cry me a river

A poetic and heartfelt plea to restore a wounded planet. By Suprabha Seshan.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015

Under-mining Vedanta

A day of global protest marked mining giant Vedanta's annual general meeting. Samarendra Das and Miriam Rose report.

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NI 486 - The transgender revolution - October, 2015

Making waves: Rajendra Singh

Rajendra Singh is reviving Indian villages through traditional rainwater harvesting.

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NI 485 - Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution - September, 2015

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Brazil's soft coup October, 2017
The Equality Effect July, 2017
Homelessness June, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
Populism rises again April, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
The exceptionally brave - 500th issue March, 2017
The coming war on China December, 2016
The coming war on China December, 2016
Peace in Colombia? Hope and fears November, 2016
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Smiley-faced monopolists July, 2016
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Last stand - Saving the world's forests April, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
10 economic myths December, 2015
The transgender revolution October, 2015
Syria’s good guys - Inside a forgotten revolution September, 2015
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