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Remembering Shaheed Nawab Akbar Bugti: The founder of Balochistan Freedom Movement

There is no denying that Shaheed Nawab Akbar Bugti was the bravest, creative and greatest leader the Baloch nation has ever had, but what he is more than that is an ideology that continues to guide us, the Baloch, in our struggle for an independent Balochistan. 1,284 more words



American political history from the early-’60s on is filled with crucial catastrophes that leave too many lingering questions.

I could make a list but will leave that to others. 49 more words


Nothing Gets Better

Nothing will change today. I will not hear from J that she has returned from Japan. I will not get a reasonable explanation of why so many of my messages were greeted with silence. 66 more words


Dear Rebecca, you're alright

This year, I’ll be turning 27 and have had a bit of a wobble… you may have read my posts “I’m having an existential crisis… 409 more words


Status and its strange stranglehold

When I was growing up, status was a pretty big deal.  If you know any northerners, particularly working class northerners, you will find they live comfortably with the idea of status.   1,180 more words

My Crazy

Negative reviews: Are they worth it?

I’ve been thinking on this for a while. It started when I was at my best friend’s house, picking books from a selection that her and her Mum were giving away (keep your friends close and the people who give you free books closer). 387 more words


Raging Bull

I went to the Martin Scorsese exhibition at ACMI last weekend, which inspired me to catch up on his filmography, starting with the movie often cited as his finest. 477 more words