Sharaad Kuttan is a Senior Anchor with the KL-based Astro Awani TV channel. He has worked in both print and broadcast journalism for over 25 years. Educated at the National University of Singapore, he has spent time travelling in the region and was based in Thailand and The Philippines while of the Nippon Foundation's Asian Public Intellectuals Fellowship in 2006-2007. He is a member of Singapore branch of IACA, been co-curator of the George Town Lit Fest (2019,2020) and is currently (2020-2022) protem Chairperson of PEN Malaysia. He has begun archiving his work -- -- while dreaming of completing many unfinished book projects.

8888 Uprising

“8888 Uprising”: Thirty Years Later

Despite the flash of contemporary retail – some garish, some tasteful – Yangon’s old-world charms prevail. Today, walking past the crumbling moss-covered walls that advertise the pleasures of late 20th century globalisation – unlimited wireless connectivity – are slipper-wearing, lungi-wrapped, betel-nut chewing millennials generating unlimited images in a city that only a decade ago still

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Kochi: the City and its Biennale

Don’t all Biennales compete with the cities they are sited in? It’s certainly true of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala, a state located on the south-western coast of India. Set largely in the increasingly gentrified Fort Kochi, the biennale also takes on the additional name of a first A.D. port identified in Greco-Roman and Tamil

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