Victimhood and suffering are relative. India’s Muslim population has been dealt severe blows in recent months. Now they have to reckon with coronavirus as it encroaches upon Indian soil, and a nationwide lockdown. In December 2019, Modi’s government introduced an amendment to the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Whereas the standard Indian Citizenship law requires a person to have lived in India for 11 years before they … Continue reading Forgotten Victims: Spare a thought for India’s Muslims during coronavirus
Coronavirus has struck at an interesting time. These are turbulent days. Commentators speak in seismic proportions of ‘before’ and ‘after’ replacing such indulgencies as past and future. We are living in the midst of an Event, or a The Event, like the event which occurred on the 11th of September, 2001. It is an event that shapes modern history, after which one does not look … Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook: Is the coronavirus a necessary wake-up call?
Shocking statistics abound, yet travel bloggers, tourist boards and travel agencies are ardent in their praise of Sri Lanka’s invariably hospitable locals. We have a duty to inform. Continue reading Sexual harassment in Sri Lanka is more common than you’d like to believe
Breaking point has been reached: the Israel-Palestine conflict has spilled over into the domain of mass entertainment. Continue reading Why Hatari politicising Eurovision was the right thing to do
Somewhere between 8 and 20 million native Kurdish speakers live in Turkey, though to honour this man and his kin ‘Turkey’ should be in inverted commas. To them, this is not Turkey and they are not Turkish. It is northern Kurdistan, a land traumatised by history. Continue reading Kurds in Turkey: We Live Under The Same Sky