You can always tell when the ice cream man is near. Growing up in England it would be the distorted strains of a nursery rhyme sounding from the ice cream van somewhere down the street. Here, in Islamabad, it comes from a tricycle and I have no idea where the exceedingly irritating jingle comes from. … More Postcards from Hell: 14. Ice cream men
Foreign Policy magazine presents its Failed States Index, with no surprises in the top few places. The list contains my favourite country in Africa and my least favourite, as well as my new home. Somalia – surely the only actual failed state in the list. The government controls almost none of the country, which is … More Fragile, Flawed…but Failed?