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Global inequality may be falling, but the gap between haves and have-nots is growing

In one of the most unequal countries in the world, South Africa, the poorest 40% have annual incomes of less than US$1,000 (£727) per person.

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Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision for a just and equitable post-colonial world, with India leading the way

Jawaharlal Nehru was not just the architect of modern India and the country’s first prime minister. He also played a central role in the discrediting of European imperialism and gave a voice to people across Asia and Africa struggling for self-determination and racial equality.

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India’s ‘love jihad’ anti-conversion laws aim to further oppress minorities, and it’s working

Love jihad” is a term used by these groups to suggest Muslim men seek to deceive Hindu women through marriage and convert them to Islam.

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Taliban’s religious ideology – Deobandi Islam – has roots in colonial India

Researches have studied the origins of the Taliban’s religious beliefs that the roots of this ideology – Deobandi Islam – can be traced to 19th century colonial India.

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India and Pakistan fought 3 wars over Kashmir – here’s why international law and US help can’t solve this territorial dispute

Kashmir, an 85,806-square-mile valley between the snowcapped Himalaya and Karakoram mountain ranges, is a contested region between India, Pakistan and China. Both India and Pakistan lay claim to all of Kashmir, but each administers only part of it.

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India is preparing for another COVID surge but low vaccine coverage leaves it vulnerable

The Indian healthcare system’s capacity to respond to the second wave was insufficient, as its preparedness – fearfully arranged during the first wave – had been rolled back.

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How a vial of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine travels from a lab in Missouri to an arm in Bangladesh

Some of the vaccines require super-cold storage at virtually all points along the journey until they reach someone’s upper arm.

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Afghanistan only the latest US war to be driven by deceit and delusion

What happens in Afghanistan?

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Brain drain is a hidden tax on the countries left behind

There are many reasons for this disparity, including a lack of training facilities and hospitals capable of supporting complex surgical care. And then there’s the brain drain – the migration of trained professionals out of a country to other, often wealthier, locations.

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Profile: Amartya Sen

At the age of 87, one of India’s leading thinkers has published a memoir of his early life.

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India’s wicked problem: how to loosen its grip on coal while not abandoning the millions who depend on it

India must step away from coal while maintaining economic growth and not leaving millions of people in coal-mining regions worse off.

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Covid-19 is unravelling years of progress in girls’ education

The coronavirus pandemic is more than a health crisis. It’s an education crisis too - one that could reverse India’s progress towards gender equality.

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