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    Can Sri Lanka capitalise out of its strategic location in the Indian Ocean region?

Can Sri Lanka capitalise out of its strategic location in the Indian Ocean region?

Today there is growing importance of oceans for trade and commerce. While acknowledging the strategic position of the island in the Indian Ocean Region, small states such as Sri Lanka have to be aware of the geopolitical implications resulting in complications that require foreign policy adjustments, writes Natasha Fernando. 

Today there is growing importance of oceans for trade and commerce. […]

The Maldives: a jewel in the blue under threat

The Maldives are suffering the catastrophic results of climate change including the devastating impact of coral bleaching. Using images from her conservation work, Smrutica Jithendranath provides a glimpse of marine life and the ways in which marine conservationists are resurrecting coral reefs. 
  “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever” – Jacques […]

February 7th, 2018|Environment, Featured, Oceans, Photo Essays|Comments Off on The Maldives: a jewel in the blue under threat|

Mumbai’s Sassoon Docks, a reflection of changing times

In this photo essay, Rohit Sinha and Aadi Rungta trace the economic importance of Sassoon Docks, one of Mumbai’s oldest and largest wholesale fish market.  The docks are a monument to Mumbai’s mercantile past as well as its thriving fishing economy.

A visit to the docks is almost always overwhelming. The stench of fishes extends for miles; the sight colourful boats and their flags, competing with […]

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