Notes on the Sri Lankan struggle
Police brutality and growing public consciousness during the ‘Janatha Aragalaya’.
Marlon Ariyasinghe | Aug 09, 2022
What makes a journalist?
In Sri Lanka, there are many factors shaping mainstream media coverage of citizen-led protests.
Chhetria Patrakar | May 13, 2022
Tracing the vision of Colombo as a garden city.
Ramla Wahab-Salman | Sep 28, 2021
Reclaiming space through art
How a group from Colombo resists gentrification through art, archiving and activism.
Amalini de Sayrah | Mar 16, 2021
The season of discontent
How has COVID-19 impacted civic mobilisation and organising in Southasia?
Alizeh Kohari | Dec 23, 2020
Remaking #MeToo in Sri Lanka
A personal reflection on the limits and possibilities of the social-media phenomenon.
Subha Wijesiriwardena | Feb 25, 2020
Losing a home in Colombo and Lahore
Working-class communities struggle to lead ‘grievable’ lives within state-led redevelopments of their cities.
Sri Lanka: Back on the brink
Easter Sunday bombings could create new fissures.
Tisaranee Gunasekara | Apr 26, 2019
Have we failed our democracies?
Critical reflections from a journalist, an activist and a political scientist on the life of democracies in Southasia.
The Editors | Jan 18, 2019
Sri Lanka’s constitutional crisis explained
What you need to know about the political crisis in Colombo.
The Editors | Oct 30, 2018
Canadian-Tamil comedian Sunthar V navigates queerness and Tamil identity
Sunthar V, founder of the Tamil Comedy Club in central London, attempts to push social boundaries with his comedy in Chennai
Is an Adani port devastating Kerala’s coast?
Activists say coastal communities and marine life around Kerala’s Vizhinjam Port are paying a heavy price for the Adani Group project
Delhi’s longest-running play reflects the changing city
The shape-shifting ‘Ghalib in New Delhi’ captures 26 years of sociopolitical change in Delhi and beyond
Imran Khan’s attempted arrest, UN appeal for Afghanistan aid, a graphic novel on Naga repatriation and more
March - Updates and analysis from around the region