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Sterilised at 20: The Indian Women Seeking Permanent Contraceptive Solutions

Sterilised at 20: The Indian Women Seeking Permanent Contraceptive Solutions

Three days after she gave birth to a healthy baby girl, Susheela* is in the operating theatre. Her procedure will take only 10 minutes. A small scar below her bellybutton, hardly visible, is the only mark the doctors will leave behind. At 27, the mother of two is getting permanently sterilised. After the operation, Susheela […]

India Counts The Cost Of Trying To Solve Its Drinking Problem

India Counts The Cost Of Trying To Solve Its Drinking Problem

By the time the liquor store on Kalavasah Teni road in the south Indian city of Madurai opens for business at 10am on Monday, a small queue of regular customers has already begun to form outside. Within minutes, bottles fly off the shelves. By the end of the day, the shop will have sold about […]

Rohingya Trafficking Victims Stuck In Captivity, One Year On

Rohingya Trafficking Victims Stuck In Captivity, One Year On

Hundreds of trafficking victims from Myanmar and Bangladesh remain detained in Malaysia a year after being rescued from near-certain death at sea during the Asian migration crisis. In total, 390 trafficking victims – 325 Rohingya and 65 Bangladeshis – have spent the past year in detention, despite nominally being freed from captivity in May 2015, […]

There’s a Place in India Where Religions Coexist Beautifully and Gender Equality Is Unmatched

There’s a Place in India Where Religions Coexist Beautifully and Gender Equality Is Unmatched

Back in the summer of 2015, the heart of a Hindu man was transported across Kerala for a Christian patient in dire need of a new one. Funds were raised by a Muslim businessman to pay for the operation and performed by the state’s top heart surgeon: a Christian. The entire state became engrossed as […]