“She’s amazing … but a bit dark.” Thoughts on Colourism

“Why are you eating chocolate ice cream? You will become blacker by eating that.” Sounds absurd right? That comment. Hardly a joke? It will probably have you spitting the tea out from your mouth or falling off your chair from reading it. Now, imagine that was shouted at you by your mum, when you wereContinue reading ““She’s amazing … but a bit dark.” Thoughts on Colourism”

In The Jungle – The City Sleeps Tonight

It’s easy to lose touch with the World from within a city. The sun, sea, sand, hills and stars. The scaffolds that hold the Earth, they all fade in the background, when you’re wandering endlessly in middle of long traffic, surrounded by lights, noise and empty shells of people. Here in the city, we compressContinue reading “In The Jungle – The City Sleeps Tonight”

What awaits us? The howling of a Dog

Maybe Ruby, senses the aura of the people, the energy of the distraught, the boredom that inhabits us all. The loneliness, the uncertainty, broken hopes and plan. The poverty of our minds and the state that has engulfed us. Maybe she feels, sees or hears the spirit of the tragic souls that have all perished from Covid 19 – less than 500 metres away from me, down at the morgue of The Royal London.

Day Seventy Five- The Hypocrisy of the Left

This week has been highly charged, like none other time during this Pandemic. Even though we have seen the death count for Covid-19 gone down below a 100 today, the biggest news is the ongoing protests taking place in the USA, which has now found its way here in the cities of UK. Thousands ofContinue reading “Day Seventy Five- The Hypocrisy of the Left”

Day Seventy Three. Why I Didn’t Blackout Anything for George Floyd or BLM

This week in the middle of Lockdown something changed.  Something so significant it diverted people’s minds and attention away from the ongoing Pandemic that has gripped our lives for the past three months. News that pivoted us away from the Covid 19 headlines. Forcing the public to defy the laws set out for us forContinue reading “Day Seventy Three. Why I Didn’t Blackout Anything for George Floyd or BLM”

Day Fifty Three – Cost of Lockdown

As we edge over fifty days of lockdown, the true picture of Britain slowly emerges from the dust. The dust however, has far from settled. Our death toll has reached over 33’000 and it continues to rise. Even though the number of deaths per day is on the decline, it’s pretty certain that we willContinue reading “Day Fifty Three – Cost of Lockdown”

Day Forty Seven – The Children Left Behind

As we come to the end of a sun soaked Bank Holiday weekend, there is a midst of hope and anguish.  This week UK produced the highest figures in Europe in terms of Covid 19 deaths. We surpassed Italy, as our numbers went over 30’000 and counting. Ten thousand above the number, which the governmentContinue reading “Day Forty Seven – The Children Left Behind”

Day Forty – Is Lockdown Unofficially Over?

Entering the month of May meant, we spent the whole complete month of April in Lockdown. But Lockdown when it was first announced near the end of March is a lot different than what we are facing in beginning of May. We have become complacent, the regulations put forward by the government bouncing off ourContinue reading “Day Forty – Is Lockdown Unofficially Over?”

Day Thirty Four – The New Normal

This week has been different.  As we moved pass the pivotal first month of lockdown, it becomes more and more clear, this might be the ‘new normal’.  It’s been hard for many reasons. One of the main reasons being, we entered the month of Ramadan. I don’t think there has ever been a time inContinue reading “Day Thirty Four – The New Normal”