Acid Attacks & Pakistani Schizophrenia

THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY MADE IN DAWN  – PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS HERE I’m not particularly interested in the Oscars.  Surprising really as I have recently taken to making films myself, but the Oscar winning films are often of little interest (Inception and Inglorious Bastards rare exceptions).  My ears pricked up however, when news trickled… Continue reading Acid Attacks & Pakistani Schizophrenia

Majorca, Multiculturalism & Michael Schumacher

THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN FOR 4NOMADIC BLOG.  PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS HERE Those of you who know me well, will know of my fascination with the perception of people and places.  I have to admit, before I arrived in Majorca I thought of Spanish tack, red-neck Brits and cheap beer.  Because I am a… Continue reading Majorca, Multiculturalism & Michael Schumacher

“There are no street children in Pakistan”

THIS POST WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED IN DAWN.  PLEASE VISIT 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 (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 PLEASE COMMENT ON THAT BLOG LATER PUBLISHED ON TALAY HUSSAIN’S CHANNEL ON 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 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