Tag Archives: South Asia

When Worlds Collide #120: Asia’s smallest state Maldives faces big climate threats

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today newspaper on 5  September 2014 Small island nations are in focus this week, as well as throughout this year. The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #96: Before Malala came Meena…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today broadsheet newspaper on 17 January 2014 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager turned activist, was a key newsmaker of 2013. Having survived an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen in October 2012, … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #88: Counting Digital Natives: Easier said than done!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 20 October 2013 Chamara Pahalawattage had just turned 18 when we met him in early 2009. By then, he was already into his sixth mobile phone. An … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #74: Mamma Mia! Is Italy an extension of South Asia?

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 14 July 2013 My column last week, about the various slow movements that counter our fast paced modern life, elicited several responses. Many agreed that … Continue reading

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