Changing Times is a platform for longform, investigative journalism that gives a voice to those rarely, if ever, heard elsewhere. It goes to the heart of issues, no matter how challenging.

The environment, human rights, and health and well-being remain important focuses for me as a journalist and I have, in recent weeks, been writing again about animal welfare and wildlife protection.

Since March 2020, however, my reporting has been mainly about Covid-19 and SARS-CoV-2.

I produced the following major pieces in September 2023, June 2023, and May 2023; on March 21, 2023, and March 1, 2023; in October 2022, June 2022, January 2022, October 2021, September 2021, August 2021, May 2021, March 2021, December 2020, and November 2020; on October 26, 2020, and October 12, 2020; on September 28, 2020, and September 9, 2020; and in July 2020, May 2020, and March 2020.

My articles include a tome about Covid vaccination, which I continually update. I regularly update the adverse reaction statistics with new data from VAERS in the US and the WHO’s VigiBase and, when possible, EudraVigilance. I update other sections, e.g. the one about variants, the one about vaccinating children, and the one about boosters, as events develop.

There are also numerous articles about the possible lab origin of SARS-CoV-2 and there’s a piece about hydroxychloroquine here.

Click on LATEST NEWS AND FEATURES for the most recent posts.

In the Changing Times photo gallery, you’ll find snapshots of life in Malaysia, Australia, and Indonesia.

The Blue City (Chandpole) in Jodhpur.

Unscrupulous governments and corporations are wreaking untold environmental havoc and taking away citizens’ rights to make decisions about their own health.

Free of the strictures of the mainstream, Changing Times brings you the real stories – reliable information that is a counterbalance to clickbait. It is not tethered by the usual news cycle, which leaves little room for in-depth research. Changing Times treats press releases as alerts, not the full story.

Changing Times not only highlights problems; it also points to solutions.

Journalism can be holistic!


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Changing Times puts a human face on issues that can sometimes seem too troubling to contemplate. It carries reports about the people engaged in the struggle to make our world a better place, those who are driving change. It conveys their messages, shows what motivates them, and sheds light on the reality of their daily lives.

Protecting wildlife


Changing Times is the place to find in-depth reports about the 2023 Asia for Animals conference, which took place in the Malaysian city of Kuching on the island of Borneo.

My first report about AfA 2023 is here. My second report is here. Article number 3 is here, number 4 is here, and number 5 is here. More still to follow.

I also reported on the 11th Asia for Animals conference, which took place in Dalian, China. You can read Part 1 of my conference round-up here. Part 2 is here. There is also coverage on Changing Times of AfA 2017 and the 2015 gathering.

The plight of orangutans

Orangutans are becoming increasingly endangered as their habitat continues to be destroyed. Those working to protect and rescue them face massive challenges

My most recent article is about orangutans moving into a unique new forest home in North Sumatra: the Orangutan Haven.

© Orangutan Haven/Salvadora Bakkara

You can find a piece about one of the many rescues carried out by the Orangutan Information Centre’s Human-Orangutan Conflict Response Unit (HOCRU) in Sumatra here.

There’s an article here about the release into the wild of ten rehabilitated orangutans by the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF). They were the first releases the BOSF was able to carry out after the Covid-19 pandemic began.

There is a a comprehensive article here about the threat posed to the Tapanuli orangutans by a hydropower plant project, and another piece about the Tapanuli here.

There’s also an article about International Orangutan Day in 2020 here.

There’s an article about NGOs and palm oil companies collaborating to protect orangutans here.

I’ve been grappling with the issue of palm oil cultivation since 2012 and there are a host of Changing Times articles on the subject.

Here’s an extract from an article about palm oil that I wrote for the Animal People Forum.

Changing Times is also one of the main sources of information about the urgent need to protect the Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia. There is an article about the destruction of the Tripa peat forest in Aceh here.

The plight of the koala

The plight of the koala has received comprehensive coverage on Changing Times and there are round-ups about two national conferences about Australia’s most iconic animal. One of those reports is here, and there is also a French version of that article.

Changing Times also brings you reports about the plight of sun bears. You can read about a ten-year action plan to protect sun bears here.

Activists in danger

Young indigenous activists protest against legal loopholes that could enable the theft of indigenous lands by big business emboldened under the anti-environment administration of president Jair Bolsonaro. Photo credit: Karina Iliescu/Global Witness.

In numerous countries, including Colombia, Brazil, the Philippines, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, India, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nicaragua, campaigners literally risk their lives defending the environment, their land, and their water resources.

This article details the findings presented in the most recent Global Witness report about the killings of environmental defenders worldwide. According to the NGO’s latest report, more than 1,900 land and environmental defenders have been murdered since 2012. At least 177 defenders were killed in 2022.

Global Witness said that, in addition to lethal attacks, defenders were also being increasingly subject to criminalisation as a strategy for silencing those who speak out, with laws being weaponised against them.

“The worsening climate crisis and the ever-increasing demand for agricultural commodities, fuel and minerals will only intensify the pressure on the environment – and those who risk their lives to defend it. Increasingly, non-lethal strategies such as criminalisation, harassment, and digital attacks are also being used to silence defenders,” the NGO said.

Literature festivals

Changing Times is a unique platform for articles about literature festivals in India and Indonesia. These festivals raise very pertinent global issues and are fascinating forums for debate. There’s an article about the 2022 hybrid Jaipur Literature Festival (online and on-ground) here, my piece about the 2021 virtual JLF is here, there’s a preview of the 2021 festival here, and there’s an article about the 2020 JLF here. I also covered the festivals in 2019, 2018, and 2017.

I just attended the 20th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival on the island of Bali and will be writing my articles about that in the coming days. I last attended the festival in 2016 and my main report on that event is here.

JLF 2020




Changing Times also brings its readers balanced reporting about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with 239 people on board.

You can read the most recent article here.





You can also read on Changing Times about plastic pollution on land and in the ocean, urban overdevelopment in Kuala Lumpur, and the threats to the Great Barrier Reef.

Find out, too, about reiki, ayurveda, homeopathy, and other healing practices.

I have written five extremely comprehensive articles about the dangers of HPV vaccination. The most recent one is here, and the earlier four are here, here, here, and here.

There are also articles about Parkinson’s disease here and here.

You can also find detailed reports on the work of the Nonhuman Rights Project in the United States. The most recent article is here.

Changing Times is also the place to find full coverage of the 9th World Urban Forum, which was held in Kuala Lumpur.

Changing Times has also brought you audio digests of some of the articles on the website. 


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