Bhakthi Puvanenthiran — Associate editor

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

Associate editor

Associate editor


‘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.