social conditions

It’s not only the physical challenges but also the mental side of living in Antarctica that would make a permanent human settlement there difficult.

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There are exceptions in India’s current round of electioneering rhetoric against Muslims that prove the country is still united in diversity.

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The sanctity of a marriage provides no protection to interfaith couples and those in live-in relationships are even more vulnerable

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Efforts to address social issues risk being co-opted for political gain or used to further divisive agendas.

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Six clear pathways to help India become more democratic and secular and counter the religious polarisation of politics.

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Developed economies have largely tackled poverty, disease, ignorance, hygiene and idleness. It’s time for a new approach.

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Islamic films have found a devoted market in Indonesia. Commercial success will prolong the trend.

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Women face specific and systematic gender-based issues in conflict situations. The challenge is how to empower more women in the peacebuilding process.

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Mrinal Sen’s films on Kolkata are a nuanced reading of middle-class hopes and aspirations in post-colonial India.

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Organisation and solidarity are critical to ensuring the rights of sex-workers.

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Cities in former colonies are now among the biggest and fastest-growing in the world and need to be prepared for unpredictable futures.

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