View from India

View from India

Nilanjana Bhowmick takes apart the latest viral hashtag campaign for the religious takeover of secular India.

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
Satish Bhaykre, 21, who was beaten by a mob due to a fake WhatsApp text, poses inside his house on the outskirts of Nagpur, India, June 23, 2018.

Share, like, lynch

India's government has asked WhatsApp to act urgently to halt the spread of "irresponsible and explosive messages" after a spate of deadly attacks. 

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
Close up for comfort: two patients at the Institute of Human Behavior and Allied Sciences in New Delhi. Often abandoned by their families, many of the women on the ward stay on even after recovery.

The interveners

Trusted in the communities they serve, India’s women health activists are making a difference in getting help for people stigmatized for mental health problems. Yet, as Sophie Cousins reports, the challenge remains vast.

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NI 514 - The next financial crisis - July, 2018
Divyanshu Ganatra

Making waves: Divyanshu Ganatra

Blind outdoors enthusiast, Divyanshu Ganatra, on the importance of inclusion through adventure sports in India. Profile by Priti Salian.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018
Love Jihad

Love Jihad

Alessio Perrone writes how Islamophobia is driving a wedge between love and secular values.

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NI 513 - A better media is possible - June, 2018

And Finally: Meena Kandasamy

From gender-based violence to the challenges of being an outspoken woman, Indian writer and activist Meena Kandasmy talks with Graeme Green.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018

The unreported year 2017

From Ukraine to South Sudan – stories and photos from around the world that you might have missed in 2017, compiled by Kelsi Farrington

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018

Kids at work

What is life really like for millennials? What kind of jobs do they do? What do they make of their precarious futures? We look at the lives of three young people across the world: a Gambian migrant in Italy, a Dalit student in India, and a trans vlogger in the UK.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018

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

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
The next financial crisis July, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
A better media is possible June, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
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
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