Commentary

Prisoners in a pandemic

COVID-19 reveals structural and systemic inequalities in Sri Lanka’s prison system.

| Apr 03, 2020

Remaking #MeToo in Sri Lanka

A personal reflection on the limits and possibilities of the social-media phenomenon.

| Feb 25, 2020

A test for Maldivian democracy

A co-author of the critical Maldivian Democracy Network report reflects on the forced closure of the organisation.

| Jan 23, 2020

Is the mob ruling the roost?

JNU violence shows the fringe is at the Centre.

| Jan 07, 2020

Reading Arendt while India erupts

A young protestor reflects.

| Jan 02, 2020

As normal as it gets

A Kashmiri family tries to talk.

| Oct 17, 2019

Disputed poll, divided government?

Afghan election results will determine the prospect for peace talks.

| Oct 03, 2019

Militarisation and the media

How the Modi government imposed its will on Jammu & Kashmir.

| Aug 16, 2019

Shifting the blame

A minority is framed again to cover Sri Lanka’s fault lines, in wake of the Easter attacks.

| Jun 20, 2019

A collective madness

What Modi's victory says about today's India.

| May 27, 2019

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