Looking the very picture of a traditional way of life, mathematics teacher Phunchok Angmo, photographed at Thiksey monastery, near Leh, Ladakh, is observing startling changes among her pupils. ‘The children here no longer care about the culture and they spend less time talking to each other,’ she says. ‘They spend their free time on laptops.’Photo: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Globalization and extremism – join the dots

Insecure people can be highly susceptible to false narratives purporting to explain their precarious situation​, argues Helena Norberg-Hodge.

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NI 522 - China in charge - November, 2019
Benny Zable, an Australian performance artist, takes a stand at an anti-Adani rally earlier this year. Ships will head from Australia to Goa, India, where coal dust settles in homes and washes up on beaches.Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty

Coal is in the air

Report from Goa, India by Mahima Jain.

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NI 521 - Who owns the sea? - September, 2019
View from India

View from India

India’s billion-dollar joke. Who’s laughing?

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019
Night falls on Ranchi’s dreamers.Photo: Arun Dahiya/EyeEm/Getty

Small city, big dreams

India’s rapidly expanding cities attract young dreamers like magnets. Snigdha Poonam observes how the horizon of promise keeps receding in Ranchi.

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NI 520 - The right to the city - July, 2019
View from India

View from India

India’s record on children is puzzling for a country that is the world’s largest importer of arms and has a billion-dollar space programme. Nilanjana Bhowmick writes.

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NI 519 - How to avoid climate breakdown - May, 2019
View from India: Will cows and temples still deliver a mandate for Modi?

View from India: Will cows and temples still deliver a mandate for Modi?

Nilanjana Bhowmick weighs up Modi's chances in the coming elections in India.

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019
Coalminers in treacherous ‘rat-hole’ mines work without safety equipment or rescue protocols in northeast India.Photo: Tashi Tobgyal / Indian Express Archive

India: into the darkness

Coalminers in treacherous ‘rat-hole’ mines work without safety equipment or rescue protocols in northeast India.

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NI 518 - Building a new internationalism - March, 2019

The Interview: Soni Sori

For her work to get justice for survivors of rape by security forces and the police, Soni Sori received the 2018 Front Line Defenders Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk. She talks to Dilnaz Boga about why the state wants to erase Adivasi identity.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019
View from India: Why are Indian men feeling unsafe?

View from India: Why are Indian men feeling unsafe?

Nilanjana Bhowmick reacts to the 'unease' expressed by Indian men in today's #MeToo era.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019
Illustration: Steve Munday

Winners and losers

How the Global South is affected by the current trade turmoil – and old patterns of power.

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NI 517 - Trade in Turmoil - January, 2019
View from India: state crackdown

View from India: state crackdown

Nilanjana Bhowmick reports on Modi's crackdown on dissent - from activist arrests to vigilante lynchings.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018
Illustration: Olivier Kugler

Written in stone

An indigenous movement in Jharkhand is reminding the Indian authorities of their constitutional duty to protect tribal lands. But the government is persecuting tribespeople for standing up. Rohini Mohan reports.

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NI 516 - The dirt on waste - November, 2018
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.Photo: Cheena Kapoor

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
Photo: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

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

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
China in charge November, 2019
Who owns the sea? September, 2019
The right to the city July, 2019
The right to the city July, 2019
How to avoid climate breakdown May, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Building a new internationalism March, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
Trade in Turmoil January, 2019
The dirt on waste November, 2018
The dirt on waste November, 2018
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
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