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Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

Associate editor

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran — Associate editor

Associate editor

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

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

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?

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

4 Corners Sri Lanka documentary provokes mixed response

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

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

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

Vindaloo a feel-good gesture, but the stigmas remain

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

Uni campus' reloadable ANZ card draws some heat

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?

Can climate change really be slotted into three neat worlds?

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

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

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'

Parallel importation of books: writers have their two bobs'

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.