Speaking ill of the living

When journalist Toby Shapshak first broke the news of Tshabalala-Msimang's death over Twitter, there were very few condolences on the public timeline. People tend to have long memories when it comes to hundreds of thousands of lives that could have [...]

December 17th, 2009|Blog|

the way forward

Oft times when one encounters a brick wall, an overwhelming urge for capitulum to kiss clay with vigorous repetition presents itself. In such an instance you would do well to be mindful of a caveat or two; a stubborn wall [...]

September 16th, 2009|Blog|

It’s simple really

If God does not mind where I pray, Who on Earth are you to say? A response to the twitter conversations and the commentary on this post.

August 31st, 2009|Blog|

I’ll eventually grow into it

It happened just after my eyes fell on the notice stuck to one of the walls at Khan’s Butchery. “Ready fried onions. Perfect for vagaars and biryanis. Don’t be fooled by imitations”. […]

December 23rd, 2008|Blog|

Day 2 and 3

There is a stillness in Ramadaan; a special type of quiet that wraps around us. A stillness that renders us malleable; a warm and pliable soul, ready to receive all of Good. Those things that rub against our grain; loaded [...]

September 3rd, 2008|Blog|

I just called to say …

Sunday 5am. Curettaged from sleep by Freshly Ground's doo-be-doo. The true tone pours out of my phone friendly and confusing, surely it couldn't be time to give face to the morning yet? But my disorientation would soon be supplanted by [...]

December 12th, 2005|Blog|