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Too ill to work, too poor to get better: how debt traps families working at India’s kilns

Forced to travel far to find gruelling work making bricks, women and children fall sick but cannot access healthcareThe phrase “khat rahein hain” (“being worn down”) is how Suma Devi describes her 16 years of labouring at the brick kilns near the city …

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‘A sweet breeze amid a heatwave’: liberals feel hope again following Narendra Modi’s loss of his majority

Fears for the future of democracy and tolerance recede after authoritarian PM left reliant on coalition partnersIn the leafy surrounds of Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), a pocket of students sat beneath a banyan tree engaged in impassio…

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