Bulging with festivity

Written for Read, the metro magazine just after 2013 thwacked us in the head.…


Spa Review Hisham Wyne

Getting kneady at the Rayana Spa.

Note: This article was written for Bespoke, and has been edited. Not sure how I…


A little bit of Breguet in my life…

Written for Shawati. Image gratuitously nicked off Google. There are times when…


HW fashion female

Throwing away the rulebook

This was written for Read about a month back. Forgot to upload it. Life gets in…


Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011: Short dreams

Short films have always had their place in the history of film. In particular,…


Remembering Naujib Mahfouz at ADFF

Naujib Mahfouz, Egypt’s celebrated novelist and master short story writer whose…


The name won’t be Khan

The column was written for the Express Tribune, and was published October: 9th.…


Watching people watching you

This was written for Read, the Dubai Metro newspaper. Picture courtesy…


London is not Cairo, and Cameron not Mubarak

Published in the Express Tribune on August 19th 2011 here. I had promised…


Oslo’s many stories

The recent Oslo attacks have given rise to a number of narratives and much…


Obama: The King’s Speech of May 19th

(Image from the Guardian, originally the AP) It was akin to watching a train…


Contemporary arts in the Arab World: A Virtual Majlis

Here's a rather long treatise (it really is a treatise) on contemporary arts in…


Wael Ghonim: A reluctant revolutionary

This article appeared in Gulf News' 4Men Magazine, and can be found here. His…


Dubai, sex, and rampant generalisations

An interestingly divisive article on Dubai’s penchant for jailing kissing…


Kraft-ing an event: Inspirational or Inconsequential?

Kraft - Spread the Inspiration was meant to be a celebration of extraordinary…


A tale of two amendments – what the 18th amendment means for Pakistan

For want of time, and the desire to explore new mediums, I am experimenting…


Wailing over Veiling: Written for the Huffington Post July25th 09

A brief discussion on veiling, and the human rights issues either permitting it…