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Elif Shafak: ‘I defend a pluralistic, liberal democracy’

Rajni George

Turkish author Elif Shafak tackles difficult subjects, often to the ire of the ruling regime. She tells Rajni George how storytelling can create empathy

It’s Not Blasphemous

Extremists in Pakistan fail to see that the acquittal of Asia Bibi is not unIslamic

The New Freedom Struggle

Ordinary citizens who shaped the RTI Act

In an Unequal World

Too many questions to ask but no answers in sight

My Heart is Settled

In a village in Odisha, victims of child labour are learning to lead a new life

The Vagina Is Erased

An argument against commercial surrogacy

Modi Beyond Bad Headlines

Step out of the hellhole of front pages. Out there another India beckons

Tibetans in Nepal Struggle for Donations After Quake

Since 1989, the Nepalese government has not recognised Tibetans as refugees

Ten years of the RTI

According to Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, there have been as many as 289 attacks on RTI activists in the past 10 years

Two Leaves and A Rebellion

A few thousand women in the hill ranges of Munnar challenge the male dominated trade unions of Kerala

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