The Guardian

23 July 2019

Is fair trade finished?

Fairtrade changed the way we shop. But major companies have started to abandon it and set up their own in-house imitations – threatening the very idea of fair trade.

25 April 2019

Air vs Paper: World War Loo!

I asked Redway what he would do if he went into a restroom and saw only a hand dryer. “I’ve always got … ” he began, then started digging through the pocket of his coat. A jingle of keys emerged, then some coins, and finally, a crumpled sheet of paper towelling.


18 October 2018

A thousand polite complaints

For three years, Miqdaad Versi has waged a quixotic campaign against the endless distortions in news about Muslims.

15 June 2018

The World’s Top Art Detective

Find someone who looks at you the way Jamie Martin looks at his Fourier-transform infrared microscope.

7 November 2017

How To Sell A Country

When money, influence and people could flow anywhere, countries aspiring to be a destination for these energies had to sell themselves hard.

11 August 2015

India’s War on Greenpeace

Why is India’s political class lining up to brand environmental activists as enemies of the state?

15 June 2012

The Parents We Never Quite Know

A review of Pico Iyer’s “The Man Within My Head”

18 May 2012

The Buddhas of Bamiyan

A review of Llewelyn Morgan’s “The Buddhas of Bamiyan”