Thursday, 12 January 2017

A tough look at the Nintendo Switch

There's a public unveiling of Nintendo Switch later today so here are my quick and dirty predictions and outlook. Spoilers: It's negative. The whole article was from the top of my head so if I need to, I'll make a more serious effort citing sources and everything at another time. Anyhow...

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

The Demagogue-Elect



Donald Trump, the President-elect of the United States. I mean who would’ve thunk?

During the final weeks of the US presidential elections, I had this idea of posting one tweet a day on why anyone would legitimately vote for Donald Trump on November 9th. Over a span of several days, I came up with and jotted down a number ideas for tweets.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Pitfalls of Feminism and Gender Equality

Post Updated On: 3rd December 2016

Introduction

Is feminism still a force for good? Is gender equality a myth? And is there something wrong with today's societies for not backing such a seemingly egalitarian cause with open arms?

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

My damning view of Brexit


How irresponsible and shorted sighted was it to vote to leave the EU?

I’ve been thinking for almost a week now on how to write a definitive piece on the matter. This whole time I’ve been really dumbfounded on how to shorten #Remain concepts into piecemeal rhetoric’s and sound bites for plebs who are stimulated or even aroused by the #Leave crock.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Election day in Baden-Württemberg



It’s Election Day in Baden-Württemberg and what a day it is. The Sun shining bright over the mostly clear blue sky. The old village of Schriesheim in particular is bustling. It’s the last day of the Mathaisemarkt 2016, the first Spring Festival in a region covering the bordering edges of two states. The festival itself is said to attract over 150,000 thousand visitors each year. For a small town of just 15,000 people that’s a huge influx of visitors over a very short time.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Weeks 3 & 4 (16-29 March)

So I haven't updated my blog for 2 weeks now. What have I been doing exactly? Well, after my disastrous 3rd test netting me a problematic 52% (I need 60% to pass the A1 exam), I realized that things needed to change if I don't want to repeat 2 months of very basic German. So I've been much more involved with homework as well as learning extra circular German.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Germany Week 2 (Monday 9th – Sunday 15th)


This week was kind of special for me for a number of reasons. I cleaned my room for the first time; I went out with a bunch of friends on Friday to surprisingly good effect; I became an official resident of Heidelberg; also, baring one super expensive home appliance (coming up in week 3), I’m almost finished with expense type “household”. And finally I shouldn’t forget to mention that I had the results of my first two tests, something which being mentioned last in this opening paragraph should tell you all about my lack of enthusiasm about sharing the details on.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

My First Week in Germany

So this is it, I’ve finally moved to Germany! A full week has passed since I’ve arrived, so I’ll mark this occasion by looking back on and sharing my experience thus far.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Putin's Russia Against Ukraine's Crimea: Part 1


Putin's Horse

In less than an hour, voters in Crimea will have officially concluded voting on what is essentially a question to either become a part of the Russian Federation through majority consent of the people or by bringing back the 1992 constitution governing Crimea and thus in effect joining Russia through the majority vote of the Crimean parliament.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Syria: Part 2


We’re hours away from getting the final verdict from the US congress on whether they will authorize punitive strikes on Syria for their use of chemical weapons against their own people; yet undoubtedly popular sentiment is one of resentment towards those seeking strikes. Expressions of discontent against the US and EU partners include: “They’re a bunch colonial warmongers” – “Bullies and selfish” – “False flag operations to justify intervention”. Meanwhile more moderate arguments range from “Intervention would be too risky” to “Risk of unintended consequences” to “We don’t really know who the rebels are”.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Syria: Part 1



Notion 1 - North Atlantic governments are so powerful that together with their propaganda arm ‘the western media’ can lie and illegally destroy nations, depose governments, and indefinitely detain individuals on a whim and without any merit.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

The Egypt in Crisis




Statistic 1

Hosni Mubarak, a dictator of 29 years lasted 18 days of protests in 2011.  His successor Mohammed Morsi by contrast, the first democratically elected president in the country’s history, was in power for 1 year and 3 days, and lasted only 4 days of protests before he was overthrown by a coup d'état.

Sunday, 30 June 2013

The Religious Debate: The elusive 'burden of proof'



As I was surfing around on various forums today, I came across a discussion about religion, one that got on my nerves! As is always the case with these discussions, it quickly escalated before collapsing to the familiar “The burden of proof is on you, ha!”, which begs the question: where does the burden of proof rest on the battlefield?

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Sound of Steel

Ok so something's been bugging me recently and I wanted to look into it. There is music track from a movie trailer that I found to be insanely appealing. This is me exploring that.

Recently I came across the new Superman trailer (#3) and so much was I blown away that I quickly realised something was seriously off. Why? Well for one thing I don't get excited about movie trailers. Ok well maybe I did... once... but only just once! That was almost exactly 5 years ago for Dark Knight.