Ayubowan (translates to long life and is the greeting around town) Who plays quiz up? At one point while playing in the General Knowledge category, a question popped up - who between the following has the most number of statues in the world? - Jesus, Mohammed, Buddha etc. If you have been to Sri Lanka, you know the number of Buddha statues in Colombo .... Read More
We landed; scratch that. My colleague John landed in Casablanca at noon in November 2016 and I was to arrive two hours later. It's not for failure of efforts by the pilots, but the winds decided to show us who's boss. We were going to make short documentaries for three organizations during the global COP 22 UNFCCC conference in Marrakesh and so the flight was full. .... Read More
Two weeks in Spain and not a word of Spanish! I would love to break this ignorance so here - Ola!!! Barcelona is meticulously organized and an aerial view will give you uniform blocks apart from the grandiose Sagrada Familia. It makes it so easy to walk around just using GPS. Parc d'Horta is a cute pseudo-labyrinth that's romantic for people who like Andre Bocelli's voice and consider.... Read More
Paris is male. He is a man who can get it. He cleans up well and likes his scarves posh. He shops from Yves St Laurent, at Madeleine. His scent is Chanel no 5 from Douglas. He is striking. When you meet him, you will stop, gawk and take in his scent.
Paris knows he has a face for TV, but that's no excuse to being dull. A man is as good as his efforts, so I've heard. Paris makes an effort to allure. His old narrow streets dating back to the 1200 are ancient, yet modern and chic. Like Janelle Monae's bowtie.
The streets are lined up with... Read More
To tell you the truth, my expectations of Turkey were magma low. Firstly, the bird that's named Turkey is among my least favorite things, at least when alive. Something that resembles raw meat dangles from its throat hence it ends up looking like a victim escaping from a murder scene and not caring to clean up. Like a diseased, obese vulture that is persistently angry and will apparently poison its meat if it senses its death (mythical). It does not give a damn about the natural cycle and so even in death, it's still angry and will try to kill you... Read More
Now, there is a wise African saying that chimes, "It is better to pick a fight with your in laws than with your neighbors." But there is also one Swahili adage that goes, "Speaking the truth is no disgrace", so here goes. Uganda feels like your beautiful/handsome friend who has so much potential but is in a bad relationship. The one that should call it quits but, they just can't. There are always excuses; He was drunk that night, I should have been meeker, his past made him aloof, her friends are the problem, she'll accept me if I bring in more money. Listen... Read More
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