Chhetria Patrakar

Thinking with one’s keyboard

Clichéd journalism on Sri Lanka’s political crisis.

Nov 01, 2018

Through the looking glass

Can international media cover the Maldives without invoking China or India?

Sep 26, 2018

Good press, bad decision

Inter Press Service, the award, and the Bangladesh PM.

Sep 22, 2018

Strangulation by bureaucracy: the Maldivian case

The country has found an efficient method of controlling media coverage of the 2018 presidential election.

Sep 21, 2018

Concoction of an anatomy*

A newspaper in India discovers an innovative solution for publishing fake news.

Apr 17, 2018

Discipline and punish

What followed the Indian government's botched attempt to control free press under the pretext of purging 'fake news'.

Apr 05, 2018

Whither nuance?

International coverage of anti-Muslim violence in central Sri Lanka left something to be desired.

Mar 27, 2018

Looking back at the 2018 Galle Literary Festival

Why couldn’t the organisers of Galle Lit Fest tap into the vibrant civil society of academics, writers, and journalists in Sri Lanka?

Feb 05, 2018

The idea of Kolkata

Why author Kushanava Choudhury believes his book is about the present, the Kolkata that is lived in.

Jan 28, 2018

Rewriting the Empire: an interview with Shrabani Basu

Journalist and historian Shrabani Basu talks about filling the gaps in the history of colonial India's relationship with Britain.

Jan 27, 2018

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