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Commodification of women and mobile phones

Ending stigma (Original Title – Dawn, Pakistan) S. ZiaJune PAKISTAN ranks amongst the highest for cases of ‘honour’-based murders. The recent case of two women murdered in Garyom, Waziristan, for breaching honour has prompted the usual outrage but also sweeping analyses about how the commodification of women and mobile phones enable such crimes. Such limited … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with the TNA? 

Daily FT TNA Spokesperson M.A. Sumanthiran A few weeks ago, Tamil news cycles were dominated by coverage of an interview given by the Tamil National Alliance Spokesperson M.A. Sumanthiran to a Sinhala media site. During the course of the interview, he made several comments which created controversy and outrage amongst Tamils.  The resulting conversation in … Continue reading

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Mother Lanka on saline

Daily FT (It’s long read of 4,900+words) As a country, we have been moving backwards politically, economically, socially and technically without any proper direction compared to similar Asian and African nations due to very short-sighted strategies and petty political gains  – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara   Sri Lanka has been facing many constraints, experienced crucial … Continue reading

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