Mohsin Hamid, Globalisation and Faith (Part II)

[Read Part I.] Note: A lot of my thoughts have shifted since I wrote Part I three months ago and began jotting down my thoughts in this Part II. A lot of revelation: my initial inkling that my faith and globalisation was related… well, I was spot on. In fact, the link is neither tenuous… Continue reading Mohsin Hamid, Globalisation and Faith (Part II)

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Identity Labels: Yay or Nay?

Labels are a funny thing, aren't they? They're regularly given to you by others, more often than not imposingly, and more often than not before you even realise what the actual label might mean and whether you'd actually like to be lumped in that category. Or they're forcibly claimed by you, a willing submission to… Continue reading Identity Labels: Yay or Nay?

Mohsin Hamid, Globalisation and Faith (Part I)

I’ve found a new favourite author: Mohsin Hamid. I read The Reluctant Fundamentalist last October after finding out about it via Riz Ahmed, an actor famous for his roles in Four Lions and Rogue One, who’d written a hilarious, terrifying and profound essay, ‘Typecast as a terrorist’, about his difficulties passing through airport immigration first… Continue reading Mohsin Hamid, Globalisation and Faith (Part I)

The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side…?

Yesterday, I was browsing YouTube for videos to watch whilst eating lunch and ended up watching a Japanese variety TV show hosted by famous comedians Downtown. It'd been ages since I'd watched Japanese variety and it only took a few minutes to make me realise how much I missed it. Japanese comedy is highly idiosyncratic… Continue reading The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side…?