Can a piece of cloth be radical?

Like much of what we see on the news these days, the burqini issue was all consuming when it trended but ephemeral in its media shelf life. Media outlets would rather repeat what Donald Trump has to say over and over again. Given he repeats himself often, the double repetition serves as a hypnotic trance... Continue Reading →

My Burkini and I

Tell me do I look opressed, unhygenic or like a terrorist in these pictures to you? If you said yes to any of them above then please click here and check yourself! Kudos to the creator of the Burkini - Ahiida designs.

Great Expectations

A friend of mine messaged me yesterday and asked me something along the lines of, '..how was it that I wanted to go out to parties with my friends and you didn't Shaf..I would love to know the secret if there is any of how you passed those years without getting into severe trouble!!' I... Continue Reading →

Family Values

I opened up the SMH website this morning and was immediately faced with several articles that made me wonder at the deplorable state of our social and familial values in this day and age. Five years ago I do not recall opening up the paper and reading things like, Lane dumped baby in bushland: taxi... Continue Reading →

The Arab Spring

I came across this term whilst reading the news recently. The Arab Spring – It sounded quaint and placid till I read what it meant – it is used to describe the revolt and armed intervention that is sweeping the Arab world. The term is meant to imply that akin to a caterpillar bursting out... Continue Reading →

Category: Disaster. Year: 2011

Disaster. The word is defined by merriam-webster as “a sudden calamitous event bringing great damage, loss, or destruction; broadly: a sudden or great misfortune or failure.” Somehow, in light of everything that has happened in the last three months, this is a major understatement. Disaster cannot even begin to encompass the tragedy, devastation and crushing... Continue Reading →

Valentines day Lamentines day

Yes. As you may have gleaned from the title, I am not a big fan of Valentines day. Now before you dismiss this as another rant from another disgruntled and envious single person let me tell you that this ‘rant’ is more a discussion of what Valentines Day is, was, and has become rather than... Continue Reading →

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