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Rajeshree Sisodia

US & Canada

London's bout with 'Olympicitis'

The UK government claims the Olympics will be a boon for the economy - but the long-term benefits are iffy, says author.

United Kingdom

Race relations in Britain: How far have we really come?

There has been progress in attitudes toward race since the murder of Stephen Lawrence, but change is still needed.

Environment

Biopiracy in India: The case of the aubergine

A lawsuit in India alleges that a US biotech firm genetically modified local seeds without permission.

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Afghanistan's opium babies

Three-month-old Kheyamadin is a docile baby. Lying cocooned in the traditional Afghan Turkmen bright hues of tight silk swaddling clothes, he rarely cries. But the reason for his calm demeanour is not a pacifier, toy or milk - it is opium.

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Sikhs quitting Afghanistan

After living in Afghanistan for more than two centuries, economic hardship is pushing many in the country's dwindling Sikh community to emigrate to India, their spiritual homeland.

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Freedom elusive for Afghan women

With a pink and black shawl draped over a heavily made-up face and wearing jeans and tennis shoes, Diana Azimi is the epitome of the new Afghanistan.

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Odds stacked against Afghan media

Ali Mohaqiq Nasab, a magazine editor, understands the heavy price to be paid in Afghanistan for pushing the blurred boundaries of press freedom.