Reflections on the One You Marry

Alora.We’ve gone through the whole reel now really. Delhi was the First Love, Ankara the Big Love, Bangkok the Convenient Rebound and Jakarta was pretty much The One You Marry. Many say this is what happens in the trajectory of those who sailed around the world only to realize that her heart lay deep with […]

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Reflections on the Land of Liberties

The United States of America has always been a polarising world player and millions argue that her foreign policy has been so duplicitous, self-serving and deeply destructive to millions of those who lay behind ‘enemy’ lines or was an inconvenient collateral damage to their pursuit for more power and control. There is also popular anger […]

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Reflections on the Convenient Rebound

While Delhi was my First Love, and Ankara was my Big Love, I pretty much define Bangkok as a Convenient Rebound. I can’t say I love Bangkok but I have become familiar with her and she was a convenient duty station. That’s not to say that it is not a fabulous place to live in, […]

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Reflections on the Lost Years

This extract is based loosely on a few true stories, with some details embellished and amended to protect privacies. It is written with the objective of reflecting the reality for millions of people in this world, and not to focus on any one single individual. ‘His face explained his fatigue with life. There was not […]

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Reflections on the Intellect

This extract is based loosely on a few true stories, with some details embellished and amended to protect privacies. It is written with the objective of reflecting the reality for millions of people in this world, and not to focus on any one single individual. ‘She was articulate and spoke an educated style of English. […]

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Reflections on the Big Love

I’ve often told my close friends that while Delhi was my First Love, Ankara was my Big Love. In the past year or so, I have managed to quell my hunger for this place somehow better than I had since I last left the country in November 2013. I think part of it was because […]

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Reflections on the End of Innocence

  10 years ago, I spent a year in Geneva. I went there for all the wrong reasons and when I pursue a path with dishonest intentions, I often lose out. My official narrative wasn’t entirely untrue but I would say featured less than 30% of the reasons why I wanted to go. Indeed I […]

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Reflections on the First Love

  The First Time For a long time now, it has been in my mind to discuss my very first experience of India. Initially the experience was so overwhelming that I couldn’t quite fathom articulating the enormity of it all. After awhile I began to just accept that it was merely a cliched response of […]

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Reflections on the Beginnings

  I am plunging into this without a clear direction of where it will end, but with a hope that I can express a collection of authentic experiences and reflections that could be of some value to people. Writing used to be a childhood companion but at some point, we lost the need for each […]

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