“There are no street children in Pakistan”

THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED IN DAWN.  PLEASE VISIT http://dawn.com/2012/04/02/there-are-no-street-children-in-pakistan/ TO LEAVE COMMENTS Tears streamed down my face as I sat with my son in a Cambridge Arts Picture House watching a film aboutUmthombo – a charity in Durban, South Africa that helps street children. Umthombo have been involved with fielding a team for the Street Child World… Continue reading “There are no street children in Pakistan”

SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE: A look at Influence, Trust and Media Built Perceptions

THIS POST WAS FIRST PUBLISHED ON THE WORLD BANK BLOG PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS THERE http://blogs.worldbank.org/publicsphere/smoke-without-fire-look-influence-trust-and-media-built-perceptions (NB: VIEW IMAGES AND GRAPHS ON THE ORIGINAL) In September last year, I ran a rathercrude survey inviting readers of my blog on Pakistani news channel, Dawn to take part.  The survey was a rather tongue-in-cheek response to the tenth anniversary of… Continue reading SMOKE WITHOUT FIRE: A look at Influence, Trust and Media Built Perceptions

Sleeping Rough on the Streets of London

THIS POST WAS FIRST MADE ON The 4Nomadic Travel Blog PLEASE LEAVE COMMENTS ON THE ORIGINAL SITE You may think I have been taking my nomadicity to extremes.  Although I did in fact spend all of Friday night on the streets of London – sleeping “rough” might be over egging the spoon. True, I laid… Continue reading Sleeping Rough on the Streets of London

Sunshine & Rain on Talat Hussain

FIRST PUBLISHED IN DAWN ON http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/19/sunshine-and-rain-on-talat-hussain.html PLEASE COMMENT ON THAT BLOG LATER PUBLISHED ON TALAY HUSSAIN’S CHANNEL ON http://saach.tv/2012/03/20/sunshine-and-rain-on-talat-hussain/ English drizzle welcomed Pakistani journalist, Talat Hussain, to Cambridge this weekend. Hosted by the University’s Pakistan Society, Hussain had come to provide some insight into the media in his country. He was candid and refreshingly self-critical and he gave… Continue reading Sunshine & Rain on Talat Hussain

A List of all Articles, Papers & Reports written before March 2012

Dec 2011: THE GADDAFI FRAGMENT: a essay on defacement, propaganda and appropriation Jun 2011: IS RICHARD WRIGHT’S WORK SECULAR? on the Zoamorphasis http://zoamorphosis.com/2011/06/is-wrights-work-secular/ Mar 2011: SECURING THE STATE THROUGH DIALOGUE AT HOME – A joint paper with Steven Curtis at London Metropolitan University.  Presented at The Annual ISA Conference in Montreal. Mar 2011: THRONG: AN ESSAY… Continue reading A List of all Articles, Papers & Reports written before March 2012

A list of all my blogs before March 2012

March 2012: THE BRITISH PAKISTAN DIASPORA: CORE OF SMART POWER http://www.dawn.com/2012/03/05/the-british-pakistani-diaspora-the-core-of-smart-power.html Feb 2012: FIGHTING FOR FAITH WITH A BARONESS http://www.dawn.com/2012/02/20/fighting-for-faith-with-a-baroness.html Feb 2012: THE DINOSAUR, THE PRINCE & PAKISTAN http://www.dawn.com/2012/02/06/the-dinosaur-the-prince-and-pakistan.html THE AXIS OF EVIL SERIES: Jan 2012 PERCEIVED AS EVIL: PAKISTAN, US, ISRAEL & CHINA http://www.dawn.com/2012/01/16/perceived-as-evil-pakistan-us-israel-china.html Jan 2012: NORTH KOREA: TRULY EVIL? http://www.dawn.com/2012/01/05/north-korea-truly-evil.html Dec 2011: IRAN: EVIL… Continue reading A list of all my blogs before March 2012