Bhakthi Puvanenthiran — Associate editor

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

Associate editor

Associate editor


Yale Diary: fighting climate change in the elite liberal bubble

October 4, 2017 3

Blind, abiding faith in the American system is well and truly alive in some circles writes Emma Shortis in this new regular column: Yale Diary.

‘Take me to your Asian leader’: ethnic communities find themselves at the heart of marriage equality debate

September 12, 2017 6

Do Pansy Lai and her ilk really represent the views of Asian Australians?

A wealthy supporter of Dick Smith tried to buy off Crikey for $2500

September 8, 2017 69

Harry Wallace thinks Crikey has been terribly unfair to Dick Smith. And he has offered $2500 to us so that we will cover the issue of rising population.

Meet the No campaign’s Heidi McIvor, with links to the Gippsland Times and a mission from God

August 31, 2017 15

A closer look at a vocal member of the No to same-sex marriage campaign reveals a church on a mission to take over the state.

Why are ticket scalpers so damn successful?

August 30, 2017 7

Crikey has a look at the scalping phenomenon and how secondary ticket markets make their money.

Kim Wall is a murdered journalist, not a fun movie plot point

August 25, 2017 4

The "dead girl" trope in our popular culture is bad enough without forcing the culture of news to collapse into it too.

Injured in a terrorist attack? Your travel insurance might not cover you

August 24, 2017 10

Travel insurance is a necessity for peace of mind, however you likely won't be covered if a victim of terrorism, explains Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

It’s just not cricket: can sports stars stop the boats?

It’s just not cricket: can sports stars stop the boats?

March 5, 2013 2

TV spots featuring cricketers Muttiah Muralitharan and Lasith Malinga are not likely to prevent illegal immigration from Sri Lanka, writes freelance journalist Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

4 Corners Sri Lanka documentary provokes mixed response

July 5, 2011 16

Some local Sri Lankan communities are claiming last night’s airing of Channel 4’s highly graphic documentary “Sri Lankas Killing Fields” on 4 Corners provides an opportunity for a renewed conversation despite a highly varied response.

I say, I say, Our Say: it’s the new, old-style pub politics

November 23, 2010 2

For the past three weeks, users of the Our Say website have been posting political questions and visitors have been voting on which question they would most like to see answered, writes freelance journalist Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

Vindaloo a feel-good gesture, but the stigmas remain

February 26, 2010 3

Eating curry on a Wednesday night doesn't mean you're not a racist, and it doesn't make Australia a safer place for international students, writes Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

Uni campus’ reloadable ANZ card draws some heat

February 8, 2010

In an Australian first, Sydney University and ANZ have announced an all-in-one access card, ID card and Visa reloadable prepaid card, as part of a move towards a "cash-free campus", writes Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

Can climate change really be slotted into three neat worlds?

September 24, 2009 5

The problem with the message of the Youth Decide survey is that in the overwhelmingly complex science and politics of climate change it seems somehow too simple, writes Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

Talking the town: Hugh Evans live — not much to scoff at

September 9, 2009

Former Young Australian of the Year and Oaktree founder Hugh Evans delivered last night's last night's Sir Keith Murdoch Oration. And sadly for the cynics, he was clever, earnest, dead keen and nothing to scoff at, says Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

Parallel importation of books: writers have their two bobs’

June 24, 2009 6

It's been a thrilling week for literature in Australia, but the talk of the town is the impending final report to the Productivity Commission on copyright restrictions, says Crikey intern Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

Sackwatch 12: Unemployment figures may be staying put for a while…

June 23, 2009

Crikey continues to track the job-loss carnage.

Video, not just Twitter, defines Iranian election fallout

June 22, 2009 1

There's a lot video content coming out of Iran and, like Twitter, it can be overwhelming. Crikey intern Bhakthi Puvanenthiran selects the ones worth watching.

Iran’s digital warzone gets bloody

June 17, 2009 3

While the real-time blood conflict in Tehran seems to have settled down, the cyberwar is becoming bigger, more furious and, as always, more confusing, writes Crikey intern Bhakthi Puvanenthiran.

It’s not easy being green: the Iran election tweeted

June 15, 2009 1

How the Twitterverse captured the drama in Tehran.