• I Am In Angst

    When will the smoke in India clear? Wreathed by smoke, a moment of reckoning may be near.  Overseas and away from extended family, our minds toil as to when things will get better. I see those running to lie at the feet of their struggling family members running through...
  • Is the IPL Season Under Threat Following India’s COVID-19 Surge?

    Matthew Cotter With cases and deaths of COVID-19 in India soaring to unprecedented heights, questions arise surrounding the appropriateness of the continuation of the IPL season. It was announced earlier this week that Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and Australian trio Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye, and Kane Richardson would be...
  • Unpacking The Indian Caste System – Part One

    The Caste System. Perhaps the most unnecessary and longest-surviving social hierarchy to plague the Earth, unsuccessfully attempting to balance community relationships, ironically through iniquitous imbalance. Instead, it fuels discrimination and violence on countless levels, integrating colourism, religious divides and even family relationships, influencing the way certain social groups behave...
  • Why Farmers In India Are Still Protesting Eight Weeks On

    Indian farmers have been protesting outside of New Delhi for eight weeks now in retaliation to the new farming laws laid out by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in September of last year....
  • Populism, Religion, Modi. What’s Happening In India? And Why It Matters.

    Good days are coming’, this was the slogan of Narendra Modi, the unabashedly populist maverick who took the Indian subcontinent by storm in 2014. Never before, or since, has the appeal and allure of populist politics been so acutely presented in a single phrase, perfectly encapsulating the vague promises...
  • Film Review: Eaten By Lions

    With high rise buildings, a misty grey sky and the sounds of dogs barking in the background, we are brought into the world of the teenage boy, Omar (played by Antonio Aakeel), whose life story the film will document. “Flashbacks also play an important part of the films structure...
  • Sri Lanka Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel’ 2019: But Why?

    Sri Lanka, the teardrop of India, is a paradise island that holds all the beauty of Asia and the bright vibrant colours of India in a less crowded quiet place. The country has had a sudden upsurge in tourism in the last few years, despite the end of the...