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Reluctant Roundabout Review of a Possibly Perfect Album: The Trouble with Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam

Hey Pal:

Well I find myself in a bit of a pickle: I’m falling back in love with the music of Cat Stevens, or should I say the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens who, since 1977, has gone by his reborn Muslim name Yusuf Islam. 1,992 more words


Airtel defends breaking Net Neutrality

We interrupt this dead blog for breaking news. Found in the deepest recesses of my spam folder lay a comprehensive letter outlining the real reason why Airtel has taken a stance towards breaking Net Neutrality. 671 more words


Beef ban and other 'cool' hypocrisies

I first tasted beef when I was eighteen and had accompanied a few friends for a drunken jaunt at Calcutta’s junta bar, Olypub. One Hayward’s down, I heard a friend recommending the eponymous Olypub Beefsteak, driving Bengalis into poetic and political frenzy (especially when accompanied by Old Monk) since 1981. 2,095 more words

International Women's Day - Dissenting Voices

“It’s women who have to take up these issues. The left is not going to do it. The left are trying to silence us.”

You would be forgiven for thinking this statement was made quite recently. 1,013 more words


The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie (Review)

The Satanic Verses, I had always assumed, in my filthy millennial ignorance, was an academic, non-fiction text. On learning it was a magical realism novel, I thought I’d find out why this novel had the author sentenced to death by Iran’s head of state. 517 more words


ISLAM: An Insane Desire for Bloodlust

This is from Clash Daily.

ISIS is following the murdering, raping example set by their leader Mohammed The Pedophile.

They can read the instruction booklet of of Satanic Verses aka the Koran for operating instructions. 403 more words

The Satanic Verses/Los versos satánicos

Every time I read Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses, the more I fall in love with it. As impossible as it would have been (way too controversial) book should have won the Nobel Prize. 32 more words