Post Eid Fajr

I am up early after going to sleep on the sofa out in the living room. I wake up sometime in the night and walk past my uncle and cousins who are up watching the Croatia-Nigeria match. It was almost stoppage time and the Croats were two goals to the good. Another African heartbreak, when … Continue reading Post Eid Fajr

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Mosques, Calicut, Ramadan – I

We stand by the road that stretches along the beach in Mugadar area of Calicut. The Kannamparamb Mosque and the huge, iconic grave yard that overlooks the sea on the other side of the road is a sight to behold. The new gate and entrance towards the mosque gives it a unique look compared to … Continue reading Mosques, Calicut, Ramadan – I

Football Fever

The Indian national football team has beaten Macau 4-1 to top the group and enter the Asian cup for the fourth time!​ On the other hand, e​​​​​​ach and every attacking or defensive move by the Indian under 17 football team at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup makes me wonder, there is much more this 'sleeping … Continue reading Football Fever

Book Review – The Idea of Communism, Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali, the blurb says, is a writer and filmmaker, long time political activist and campaigner. He has written over a dozen books on world history and politics, including The Clash of Fundamentalisms and Bush in Babylon. The first novel in his Islamic Quintet, Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree, has received wide acclaim and was … Continue reading Book Review – The Idea of Communism, Tariq Ali