The Belly of Delhi

I simply couldn't resist that play on words for the title. Delhi is famous for giving its visitors the Delhi Belly, which for those who received this gift would tell you that it's no laughing matter. Like this, so many other aspects about Delhi and India in general leaves me with a sense of conflict. [...]

On Sin for the Sinless

We're experiencing a drought in South Africa at the moment. In some areas it is the worst they've had it in 30 years. One town even reported their tap water turning salty because the river mouth has dried up, causing the seawater to seep in. In response to this drought there have been calls from [...]

Trinkets of Distraction

As I walked through the 'sacred relics' chamber of the Topkapi Palace, I was mesmerised by the melodious recitation of the Qur'an. At first I thought it was a recording because of the consistency of the tone and pitch of the recitation, until I walked past the booth where the reciter set and continued reciting [...]