Obama: A legacy not to be forgotten

On January 20, 2009, standing tall, slim, and straight, Barak Obama took his inaugural oath as the first black president of the United States. The huge attendance set a record for any event held in Wa ...

The Maldives in trouble

September 28: A dazzling, bright day as President Yameen’s speedboat approached the main jetty of the capital Male -- an explosion occurred. Yameen was unscathed, but three persons, including hi ...

Hullabaloo in the Maldives

Aircrafts zoom towards the Maldives, carrying wealthy tourists to enchanting island resorts where they are welcomed with champagne and strawberries. They will be unaware of the political chaos in the ...

Tragedy in the Maldives

On Saturday March 21, just as the equatorial sun rose over the Indian Ocean and threw its light on the capital, Male, a gang of drugged Maldivian youth entered Lhiyanu Café and demanded free co ...

Maldives: A new democracy in crisis

While the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean around the capital Male give an impression of peace and serenity, the former President Nasheed is arrested and unceremoniously dragged to jail on trumpe ...

Story of a river

Under the fiery summer sun, the once verdant fields of paddy in north Bangladesh is a vast wasteland that stretches for thousands of hectares covering numerous villages. In this dry land, a thin ribbo ...

A fractured link

In a sudden move, Maldives is closing its mission in Bangladesh on April 1. This is not an April fool’s joke but a final closure. Closure was earlier threatened in 2009, during that time, as the ...

Selina Mohsin

Selina Mohsin is a former High Commissioner to Maldives.

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