So, I get in the taxi, and the following slightly disorientating conversation took place: Taxi Bloke (TB): Do protein shakes work? Me: Uh? TB: Do they work? Me: Uh, I don’t really… TB: I’m drinking them but they aren’t making any difference. Me: Uh, I don’t really… TB: Do they work? Do you drink … More Face fattening surgery: Is this a thing now?
The battered sign high on the rough stone wall says “British Cemetery”. Step through the heavy wooden doors to a subdued world of unkempt lawns and ragged roses and you might almost be in a graveyard back home. All that’s missing is a tumbledown Anglican church. But wander for a moment through the headstones – … More Kabul’s Graveyard of Foreigners has a lesson for us
So it looks like Malala hasn’t won the Nobel Peace Prize. As I have blogged elsewhere, I have mixed feelings. And according to speculation from Norwegian news sites it seems as though the committee also had reservations about her tender age. The channel speculated that the five-strong Committee was concerned that awarding the prize to … More Who will win the Nobel Peace Prize? Quick Thoughts (with an hour to go)
Cartoon in today’s Express Tribune sums up Pakistan’s attitude to Malala, one year on from the day she was shot in the head by assassins from the Pakistan Taliban. Even in her hometown, the prevalent attitude is suspicion, hatred and envy for a young woman who campaigned for girls to go to school. Why … More Malala: Agent of the West