Thaal Feasts Hold Sri Lanka’s Bohra Muslim Community Together
Sharing a meal in the thaal tradition, which sees guests seated around a large circular platter with sweet and savoury dishes, is a defining feature of Bohra migrant life.
The Mess in Northern Irish Politics Shows Where Far-Right Rhetoric Gets You
Ian Paisley Jr's cringing apology for breaking "paid advocacy" rules was no surprise to anyone familiar with the toxic politics of the DUP.
Why the Outsider Pride of M.I.A.'s ‘Kala’ Still Matters 10 Years Later
By lifting "global" sounds and dropping them into a club-friendly context, this album used sonic innovation to try smash down borders.
Meet the Husband-and-Wife Team Behind Sri Lanka's First Sinhalese-Tamil Cookbook
Conflict between the Sinhalese and Tamils raged in Sri Lanka until 2009. But in the pages of Sri Lanka: The Cookbook, dishes from both ethnic groups—including hoppers, dhal, and tamarind curry—sit side by side.
Australian Streaker Given Week in Jail After Naked Funtime on Sri Lankan Cricket Pitch
The gentleman in question enjoyed an extremely naked slip-and-slide session on the wet pitch covering, and was subsequently arrested.