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
Coronavirus has struck at an interesting time. These are turbulent days. Commentators speak in seismic proportions of ‘before’ and ‘after’ replacing such indulgencies as past and future. We are living in the midst of an Event, or a The Event, like the event which occurred on the 11th of September, 2001. It is an event that shapes modern history, after which one does not look … Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook: Is the coronavirus a necessary wake-up call?
If you plan on spending any time in Makati as a vegetarian or vegan, it can be helpful to know in advance where to eat. There are a range of spots to eat vegan food in Makati City, from pizza to Mediterranean, Middle Eastern to Japanese, and beyond. In no particular order, here are the places you need to know about if you’re vegetarian in … Continue reading 10 Best Vegan Food Places in Makati City, Metro Manila
Here is a starter list for anyone looking for vegan or vegetarian food in Poblacion, Makati City. From vegan pizza to Makati’s second-best hummus. Continue reading Top 5 Vegan Food in Poblacion, Makati City
Coronavirus has devastated swathes of China and infected tens of thousands in Italy, Iran, South Korea and northern Europe. Experts predict it could infect half the world’s population in its lifetime–some say it is here to stay, much as is flu or the common cold. But coronavirus may have a dark, secret history, deep in the bowels of Wuhan’s National Biosafety Laboratory, part of the … Continue reading What is the most interesting thing about Coronavirus [COVID-19]?
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?
A step by step account of what it is like to be held by Israeli immigration at Tel Aviv Yafo for five hours. Continue reading What it was like to go through Israeli Immigration at Tel Aviv Yafo Airport with a Lebanese stamp
The author recounts tales of woe, sufferance and tribulation, nursing a wobbly bowel. Continue reading Diarrhoea in India: A Series Of Flatulent Events
There are some things tourist information companies don’t want you to know. Continue reading A guide to some of South India’s more off-the-beaten-track cultural offerings