Boom times and boom gates

On Myanmar’s borders with China everything is for sale – including people, reports OLIVIA CABLE.

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A Chinese soldier patrols the border with Myanmar. Photo by AFP.

Manifesto destiny

From Wi-Fi in every village, an end to all corruption and 100 new cities, IAN HALL asks whether election favourites, the BJP, can really deliver a ‘revitalised’ and ‘glorious’ India.

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Will Narendra Modi and his BJP bring back India's glory days? Photo by AFP.

Leap of faith

Political Islam is on the rebound in Indonesia, writes GREG FEALY.

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A young supporter of Indonesia's National Awakening Party (PKB). Photo by AFP.

Poor returns

India’s elections promise business as usual for the country’s wealthy and ongoing grinding poverty for its most poor of poor, writes PAUL KENNY.

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A young boy stands on rubbish in Mumbai's slums. Photo by Brett Davies on flickr.

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