JOURNALISM, WRITING, ESSAYS, DOCOS ...
"By the people, for the people", Le Monde diplomatique, July 2016 - the struggle for a transparent democracy in America and lessons for Europe.
"Young Syrians rap for revolution on Berlin's stages", Deutsche Welle, April 2016 - Jailed for his activism in Syria, the rapper Abu Hajar and his band Mazzaj Rap are pursuing their fight for justice in Berlin.
"Berlin social housing winning residential race", Saturday Paper, November 2015 - as house and rent prices soar out of the reach of many in Australia, Berlin shows how things can be done differently.
"Return to Hungary", Le Monde diplomatique, January 2013 - a 'roots' tour through Hungary with my father
"Harper Lee's New Novel Sheds Light on Race Debate" - Deutsche Welle, July 2015 - the controversy over Lee's book and its relevance re racial discrimination today
"Berlin drops its cultural condom", Deutsche Welle, March 2015 - Berlin's polyglot artists counter neo-fascism
"Ich bin ein Berliner", The Spectator, January 2011 - the story of the artistic drift from Australia to Berlin that partly inspired City of Exiles
"Why Berlin's at-risk libraries need saving", Deutsche Welle, July 2015
- why libraries are like churches and need to be preserved against the forces of digitization
"50 years on: Getting over the 'Wall of Shame' ", Aljazeera, August 2011 - how Berlin struggled to commemorate of the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall
"Winter in Berlin", Deutsche Welle, December 2011 - My ode to frozen
"Puja: God and Money in the Indian Subcontinent", Transitions Abroad 2011 - runner-up winner in the Transitions Abroad Narrative Travel Writing Contest
An archive of my "Scene in Berlin" columns published in Deutsche Welle.
"Parkie Days", ABC Radio National, April 2009 - the story of the pan-Aboriginal community struggling to maintain their gathering places on the streets of inner city Melbourne
"The Black Mile", ABC Radio National, October 2010 - Today, rising rents and gentrification have forced many Indigenous people from the area. But traces of the Black Mile remain
"Last Refuge: Remembering Coranderrk Aboriginal Station", ABC Radio National, May 2008 - the rise and fall of a 19th Aboriginal refuge that birthed indigenous Australia's first land rights movement
"Last Refuge", Ampersand Magazine, Edition Zero 2008 - The ongoing indigenous fight against assimilation in Australia
"Economic boom's new generation poor", Eureka Street, October 2006 - As Australia get's richer, younger generations are failing to scale the ladder of opportunity
"The Fringe Club", Metropolis, March 2001 - cruising the Golden Gai, a clutch of tiny bars housing Tokyo's aging radicals, writers, filmmakers and artists
"Trolls or media watchdogs?: Japan’s foreign-born defenders", Japan Times, July 2013 - the story of some patriotic foreigners who are bent on upholding Japan's reputation in the global media
"Open House", Metropolis, August 2001 - inside the lives of the homeless men and women that postwar Japan forgot
"Tokyo Tomorrow", Metropolis, July 2001 - the future of the far east's great megalopolis
"Europe's fight over free speech flares up again", USA Today, October 2012 - the furor over a video and cartoons mocking the Muslim prophet Mohammed has reignited old dilemmas over free speech in Europe
"Companies target European poor with Third World marketing", Global Post, September 2012 - marketers try to exploit Europe's new poor
"Securing Nebulous Privacy Rights in the Cloud", Pacific Standard Magazine, December 2011 - Germany fights Facebook and co to secure data privacy in the transnational cloud
"Transport Metropolis", Exberliner, April 2010 - how Berlin grew up with its vast transport network
Histrionics - a blog I started in India in 2009