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Bhakthi Puvanenthiran — Managing editor

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

Managing editor

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran is the editor of ABC Life. Previously Bhakthi was a journalist and editor at The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, and she is the former Managing Editor of Crikey.

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A note from the managing editor

'In times of great upheaval we all need to find our people.'

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A nice lie down: on news exhaustion and rehabilitation

Sick of political news after the federal election? You're not alone.

The schoolyard power of Donald Trump's latest racist attack

We know that Donald Trump's a bully. But what can anyone actually do about it?

Sorry, young people, the Coalition doesn't want your vote

Record youth enrolment means tens of thousands of new young voters are waiting to be spoken for. Meanwhile the Coalition isn't even trying to hide its contempt.

Welcome to our new series: what is the ABC for?

How the ABC needs to change in a post Guthrie/Milne era depends on what you think it is for.

How the ABC avoided talking about race in its Victorian election coverage

How to cover racism is an ongoing question for journalists, and is especially pertinent for the ABC following its Victorian election coverage.

Ousted ABC head Michelle Guthrie.

Death by a thousand cards: staff weigh in on Guthrie's sacking

In September, Guthrie told staff to try and boost morale by handing out thank you cards with images of a corny character named Larry. It could have been the last straw.

How much 'rough and tumble' should women tolerate in politics?

Liberal MP for Chisholm Julia Banks' resignation citing bullying and intimidation this week has set off a domino effect. We asked two experienced female politicians how big the problem is, and what should be done.

Samosas, self-awareness and the ascendant Scott Morrison

Could Peter Dutton have won if he had made chapatis on the national broadcaster? Who knows.

Child's rights should prevent father's urgent deportation: lawyer

The deportation of a Tamil man may take place just days after his partner and infant daughter received a safe haven visa.