As the oceans continue to rise; when the tourists have all departed; and until the final foolish fish has left the archipelago, the last person standing will likely be swinging a pole and line.
All cultures find some excuse to light the fires on special occasion, but why do Maldivians do it?
Fishing in the Maldives is about far more than the pole, the line and the dhoni, with one small business helping get fish on board for thirty years
With little in the islands committed to writing, fact, fantasy and fanditha still converse regularly to produce the atolls’ stories.
The Dhivehi dark ages stretch back through most of Maldivian history, but the mysterious glimmer of the Redhin remains
In 21st century Maldives, there’s more junk and less jinn, but old habits die hard (if at all)
While much of the Maldives history starts and finishes in Male’, one man’s story goes much further
While others have downed tools, the blacksmith is still striking a blow for tradition
Sun, sea, sand, and shrines. There’s more to ‘ziyaaraiy kurun’ than you’d think
Sometimes the old ways are the best, and the sweetest
Very little of the country’s ancient history is on display, but this doesn’t mean it’s not there