Sri Lanka


Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Maliban White Choclet Puff Sells Superior Light Skin

You all know that South Asians have this “thing” about light skin, right? I don’t need to go into too many details – the skin lighteners, the Bollywood films dominated by people who look like they came from, say, Northern Turkey? And even popular, multimillionaire actors like Shahrukh Khan have become shills for skin lightener

Friday, March 14th, 2014

‘Only Black People in Africa Get AIDS’

Some sites are having WTF moments (The Daily Mail and the sites who cut and pasted the story--like Linda Ikeji) at the comments made by Rachel Dilley, a 48-year old single mother of two who told a...

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Indian Jazz

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The Real Maids of Beirut

By Dan Moshenberg If you’ve followed the news from the Lebanon over the last few years, you’ve read quite a bit about the difficult to desperate situation of domestic workers. Maids, child care providers, housekeepers face unrelenting...

Monday, January 18th, 2010

‘The Kaffirs’ of Sri Lanka

This fascinating short documentary, by filmmaker Kannan Arunasalam, tells the story of a small group of Sri Lankans of African descent and their attempts to “keep their culture alive in the face of falling numbers.”  According to...