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Flash Fiction - The First Wife

The following piece is just 496 words long and is my first published Flash Fiction. It’s a form I’ve wanted to get into for ages, but struggled with, mainly because it seemed so hard to get a complete story into a very small package. 577 more words


Perkahwinan Bawah Umur

Pihak lelaki(umur 19): Lepas kahwin, saya akan menjaga kamu seumur dunia, Aku cinta kamu.

Pihak Perempuan (umur 15): Saya tahu, saya sudi.

Di Malaysia, kebanyakan perkahwinan awal adalah berniat diri sendiri, ia bermaksud, mereka ingin kahwin dan hidup bersama walaupun kecil.   376 more words

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2nd prize, Portrait, Norwegian Picture of the Year 2014

I’m really happy and humble that the portrait of beautiful Arjedar, was awarded 2nd price in Portraiture in Norwegian Picture of the Year 2014. The day I met her in the IDP camps for the displaced Rohingya, was a dark and life changing day for her. 61 more words


Drip Irrigation for the thirsty farms, Jaggery for the craving mouths - The story of a Village in India

Dainik Bhaskar recently brought out an article on a village in Rajasthan which is alcohol-free and drug-free. The unique thing about this village is that it had centuries-old tradition of serving opium to the guests to greet them. 865 more words


The Tuesday Rounds

Possible policy responses by U.S. officials to police killings, black churches going green, child marriage in Central Asia, a look at the Nepali diaspora’s response to Saturday’s earthquake, and more in today’s Rounds… 645 more words

The Rounds

UNFPA presents an initimate look at child brides

This video shows how children in India are talking a stand and saying ‘no’ to their families about child marriage. They want to study and grow up like a normal child, they’re walking away from their cultural norms and realising that they have a voice, this just shows how we can change minds of this generation by working together!


Shocking story of 13 year old Malawian child bride

‘It happened when I was only 13 years old,’ she remembers. ‘My friend who had already found herself a husband convinced me into marriage.’

Shocking though it might seem, Myness, then barely into her teens, had agreed to marry a man old enough to be her grandfather – and a feckless alcoholic to boot… 649 more words