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First it was India’s High Commissioner to Australia, Sujatha Singh; and now it is the UN itself. The need to get to the ‘root cause’ of the attacks on Indians,...

Australia’s security question

  By M. Adil Khan, Adjunct Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of Queensland Directed against home-grown and international jihadists (“Islamic terrorists”), Kevin Rudd (pictured) has revealed his “terror white paper” that...

Haven’t we seen this movie before; by John Quiggin

My piece in today’s Fin compares Greece with some Australian states who also play games to conceal debt. The emerging news (also in today’s NY Times) is that the same...

Vindaloo Against Violence

I was never the protesting type. My bones are soaked till saturation in this syrup of laziness – on days even raising my pinkie is an Himalayan effort. To put...

Freelance journalism: A leap of faith or plain stupidity?

“Don’t quit your day job,” is the advice I usually give budding freelancers, particularly travel writers. Of course I did it all completely different. But in this case, it’s more...