Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ma La La Land

The world celebrated Malala Day last week, a 24-hour period that encouraged us to reflect on what a girl has to go through just to get to school. To mark the occasion, Pakistani citizen Malala Yusafzai gave a much-watched speech … Continue reading

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Coup de’ Sade?

Who gave the Egyptian Spring two years and six months? Someone? Anyone? Well, I did and I just won a rather large office bet I had going between me, a Senegalese mechanic and a left-wing Israeli lesbian. The latter believed … Continue reading

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Fairy Dust

I have attended three Going Away parties this weekend alone, confirming the arrival of Departure Time, that four-week period where any Lahori with a platinum credit card escapes from Dengue, the heat, load-shedding and Enforced Fasting. Even now pictures of … Continue reading

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Smoking Gun

My back went into sensational spasms while moving a basil plant the other day, bringing to a swift end my plan to turn my kitchen into a BBC Food set. (“Good evening and welcome to Kantacooking, the multi-faith episode. Today … Continue reading

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