Victimhood and suffering are relative. India’s Muslim population has been dealt severe blows in recent months. Now they have to reckon with coronavirus as it encroaches upon Indian soil, and a nationwide lockdown. In December 2019, Modi’s government introduced an amendment to the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Whereas the standard Indian Citizenship law requires a person to have lived in India for 11 years before they … Continue reading Forgotten Victims: Spare a thought for India’s Muslims during coronavirus
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Will marvel at a world so changed. Continue reading The Day the Earth Slowed Down: The Three Gorges Dam is damn big, and that’s not all
Chesebrough had his nurse cover and rub him, head to foot, in Vaseline. He soon recovered. Continue reading A Most Slippery Man: Amusing notes on the inventor of Vaseline
This must be underwater love, the way I feel. I’ve watched every Salad Fingers documentary and now whenever I think about dark green leafy vegetables I feel nauseous. Kev says it’s started to affect my pigmentation. Kev’s full of whack. Don’t listen to him. Last night, at the crack of dusk, Kev and I erected a totem pole, crafted by Kev’s deft hand from Polish … Continue reading Underwater Love Pt. 1
Recently, Al Gore was given honorary citizenship of Trash Isles, a cumulus ‘emerging nation’, floating somewhere between California and Hawaii — i.e., the Patch. Continue reading ‘Every day we see plastic’ — The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: Is it real?
If you want to minimise your chances of being insulted by Piers Morgan, drink cow. Continue reading Milking the issue: What is the best milk substitute?
The author recounts tales of woe, sufferance and tribulation, nursing a wobbly bowel. Continue reading Diarrhoea in India: A Series Of Flatulent Events
The incident which set us both on edge was the flat, non-negotiable refusal, by one of the more willing volunteers, to allow my partner to leave the premises. Continue reading Why we left Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Kerala: A review
Shocking statistics abound, yet travel bloggers, tourist boards and travel agencies are ardent in their praise of Sri Lanka’s invariably hospitable locals. We have a duty to inform. Continue reading Sexual harassment in Sri Lanka is more common than you’d like to believe
Breaking point has been reached: the Israel-Palestine conflict has spilled over into the domain of mass entertainment. Continue reading Why Hatari politicising Eurovision was the right thing to do
Somewhere between 8 and 20 million native Kurdish speakers live in Turkey, though to honour this man and his kin ‘Turkey’ should be in inverted commas. To them, this is not Turkey and they are not Turkish. It is northern Kurdistan, a land traumatised by history. Continue reading Kurds in Turkey: We Live Under The Same Sky
Past these dwellings, down a steep bank, the Göksu, or “blue water”, flows softly into the Euphrates, the longest river of western Asia. Continue reading A Midnight Visit from Turkish Gendarmes
“There’s this little dude, Gollum, he’s a fuckin’ genius, man”, runs the story. “Eats nothing but raw meat, fish; dude’s got his paleo diet down to an art, man.” Continue reading Joe Rogan ‘Gollum’ story goes viral and sparks hilarious debate
While Churchill earned praise for his foreign policy, he was weak on other accounts – such as rebuilding Britain. Continue reading Why was Winston “Aryan stock” Churchill removed from office?
Trolling has taken on a new meaning, that of the elusive, indiscriminate and potent internet bully – the internet troll. Continue reading Why do people troll? The psychology of online trolling
This latest billow of controversy surrounds JK Rowling’s latest book, “labyrinthine epic” Troubled Blood, the fifth instalment of the Cormoran Strike series. Continue reading What does death of the author mean for controversial authors?
While playing at a New York nightclub, someone kneed him in the face and he started bleeding. Perhaps this is where it all started? Continue reading Did Peter Dinklage die and come screaming back to life?
Here are three young men engaged in a slumber party, whose inhalation of THC smoke has rendered them subservient to “the munchies”. Continue reading RIP Me and the boys at 2am, Reddit’s dankest meme
It was the “blandest” thing he’d ever fried – not the highest praise, but this watery review is to be expected. Continue reading Deep fried water in America? Still Reddit relevant
A culture of repair is a necessary precursor to material change, and every purchase is a vote: here’s why you should mend your clothes. Continue reading The Paradox of Shopping Responsibly: Why you should mend your clothes
Of course, the BLM movement has roots in decades – centuries – of black protest. But in the 1950s, protestors unified their efforts towards enacting policy change. Continue reading What is the point of protest if it doesn’t affect policy?
Nuclear waste is also a potential issue, but modern developments in waste management, and nuclear reactors, provide promising evidence that this may be a problem of the past. Continue reading The Reactor in the Room: Time for Nuclear Power?