Sonyanga Olengais (centre), captain of the Maasai Cricket Warriors, and his teammate Thomas Takare during their Twenty20 cricket match against the Ambassadors of Cricket from India, being played on a ground in Ol Pejeta conservancy of Kenya’s Laikipia National Park. The Maasai Cricket Warriors actively campaign against retrogressive cultural practices such as female genital mutilation and child marriage. Through cricket, they also hope to spread awareness of HIV/AIDS
The age-old Jain practice of Santhara has been held illegal by a court, raising old questions anew. Does the state own every life under it, or does our right to life also include the right to stop living?