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Scotland Won

Northward the train speeds

hearthward bound to Kith and Kin ,

to calmer climes ,bolder climes ,

surer days , surer airs ,

wrapped in their firmness of a… 59 more words


Migrants lost in “imaginary homelands” translation.

Immigrants have to form new identities outside their old ones to fit into their new ‘homelands’ said Prof. Paul Bandia who was speaking WITS this week. 317 more words

Wits Vuvuzela

The India diaries, part 1

Being 100% honest, upon the eve of my trip to India my biggest concern was the infamous Delhi-Belly.

 Of course, as a firm skeptic of stereotypes, I was initially inclined to believe that the gastro-intestinal issues that are commonly associated with visiting India are pretty much an exaggeration, the product of careless western tourists that have been spoiled all their lives by drinking tap water in their homes just because they can. 2,234 more words

Notes from Jadavpur: Ahona Panda

Guest Post by Ahona Panda

About eight years ago, while lounging about doing nothing much in the campus of Jadavpur University where I was a student of the English department, I came across some callously etched graffiti: 1,224 more words


Irish films at this year's Athens International Film Festival

Three Irish films feature in this year’s Athens International Film Festival, the 20th in the series.

They are Gold, a feature comedy directed by Niall Heery, psychological horror… 194 more words


(Anti-whaling) The Faroese - An embarrassment to humankind

So recently I’ve been rather quiet, thinking about what I should write about. Yet the world hasn’t given me a lot of actions around my current anti-whaling stance. 1,068 more words


The 7 Stages Of Being Drunk

1. The “This feels nice”
Hey, it’s just one drink. Who doesn’t love a nice drink? It’s Happy Hour and they’re half off, and you know I love these fruity little things. 763 more words