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Born a Crime, Raised an Icon: Trevor Noah’s Powerful Autobiography

November 22, 2017


As written for The Platform, UK [September 2017] An “autobiographical comedy” is how Trevor Noah’s memoir Born A Crime is often described. But, as everyone’s current favourite satirical funny man, Noah does here too what he does best. Drollery as a façade for dark witticisms. A laugh-out-loud hardcover made up of pages laced with a grim life […]


January 10, 2011


What started off as a radio competition to win Amy Winehouse concert tickets, turned into one of the most entertaining online trends instead. On having been asked to come up with creative Dubai themed movie titles (the best out of which would win the pair of tickets), UAE residents took to Twitter and launched -what […]

For a Rose would Smell as Sweet…

September 21, 2008


I suppose the biggest hurdle an entrepreneur must overcome is the task of assigning a name to his/her brainchild. Some just can’t be bothered I’m guessing; just replacing the preceding article and capitalizing (the grammatical, not the political term..relax) the noun will suffice. ‘A shop’ will be elevated in rank to ‘The (pronounced ‘thee’ for […]

You know you’re unemployed when…

September 17, 2008


– You know the names of all the CNN anchors, including the weather reporters. – The concept of a new chore is appealing. – You become overly bummed-out when you reach the last page of the ‘Appointments’ supplement. – A pigeon smashing against your window is the highlight of your day. – Finding that missing […]

Birdy Birdy Go Away…

September 2, 2008


I was half-way through another blog entry when an exceptionally loud THUD almost shocked my young and fruitless life out of me. Turns out a pigeon had misconstrued my apparently spotless window for the pearly gates leading into my living room. Now i’m not a fan of birds in general, but I think if Forbes […]

The Green Goblin

July 17, 2008


Apparently there are some things that just aren’t done. Ordering the Chicken Caesar Salad at Mc.Donalds for instance. Frankly, I don’t quite understand what the fuss is all about. I just felt like eating healthy for a change, and they did have the salad on the menu. ‘I’ll have the chicken caesar salad please!’ ‘The […]

Vanity Affair

July 10, 2008


It’s true when ‘they’ (some sort of secret authority figure) say that you never realize the value of something, until it’s taken away from you. Be it a pet, electricity, mirror….yes, mirror. Having recently purchased a new cupboard for my room, i’ve had to detach my full-length mirror from the wall, and keep it aside […]


June 18, 2008


I’ve never been much of a ‘LOL’er. For the plain reason that I can’t get myself to believe that the person on the other side of the screen is actually ridiculously ‘laughing out loud’ everytime I make a funny. So it should’nt come as too much of a surprise that i’m also a critic of […]

Unintentional Perv

June 9, 2008


Everyone knows that the biggest difference in the transition from childhood to adulthood is the loss of innocence. The innocence i have in mind is the sort that enables a child to say whatever he/she wants without being questioned.You know what i’m talking about. When’s the last time you were able to say ‘I like salted […]

Murphy And His Law

June 7, 2008


Now Murphy (though a fictional fellow), was a smart man. He’s probably come closest to having all the answers to our existence than the non-fictional sect of philosophers.And what was this wise man’s theory? Ahh, the wise man he said :”Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the […]

Marital Menagerie

June 3, 2008


Having recently turned 20, and having been born to a community such as mine, i’m starting to get accustomed to the rising tension associated with conversations containing snippets of ‘we must start looking for a good boy..’ (mum) and ‘you know shash, it is our obligation as parents..’ (dad). As the months fly by i’ve […]