In defence of nature and local people, Mugilan has taken on plundering and polluting corporations.Photo: Sibi Arasu

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
Photo: Ram Subramanian/Facebook

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
Photo: P_Ouseph

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’.Photo: Mahesh Kumar/AP Photo

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.Photo by Thomas Leuthard

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.Photo: Dalit Network under a Creative Commons Licence

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.Photo: Simon Williams / Ekta Parishad under a Creative Commons Licence

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
Illustration: Jackie Morris

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
Photo: Tarun Bharat Sangh Office

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
Nicky J. Sims

And finally... Farrukh Dhondy

Subi Shah talks to writer and activist Farrukh Dhondy about his time in the Black Panther Movement, multicultural TV and washing his own clothes.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Youth against fundamentalism: members of the All India Students’ Association rally against rightwing Hindu groups in Kolkata. ‘Love Azadi’ (freedom to love) counters a pronouncement by the Hindu Mahasabha organization that it would force couples to get married if they were seen together in the open – considered an indecent expression of love.AP Photo/Bikas Das

Captive to their own myths

The upsurge of Hindu nationalism in India, by Urvashi Butalia.

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NI 483 - Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion - June, 2015
Arvind Kejriwal.Photo: Tsering Topgyal/AP/Press Association Images

Introducing... Arvind Kejriwal

Richard Swift on what you need to know about the Delhi State election winner.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015
Sarvaja’s husband was shot in 1996. She still does not know who killed him.Sofi Lundin

In the land of widows

For the women left behind in Kashmir's border villages, life has its own challenges, as Sofi Lundin discovers.

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NI 482 - Global banking now - May, 2015

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
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
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Fundamentalism - Power, politics and persuasion June, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
Global banking now May, 2015
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