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As we celebrate Women's Day

By Chedvah, published on Mar 7, 2012

International Women’s day!! Is here again...It’s all about celebrating girl power, women’s success and their profound longevity and accomplishments in various circumstances.

This year I realised that celebrating ‘womanity’ and being a woman encompasses more than applauding the put together business woman, the savvy Mum who manages to do her day job and still keep her family adrift, the ambitious woman leader and the women’s lib. I respect and applaud all the women that represent these institutions and these dynamics. However I feel that I should lend some credit to... (more)

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World Travel Market 2011

By Chedvah, published on Nov 13, 2011

The World Travel Market this year took place at the London Excel and run from the 7th to the 10th of November 2011. It is more than a ‘staycation’ with more enticing sights and promises of lands that we may so often only see on television ads, browse on brochures or envy our friends who are often holidaying and might every so often than not send us the occasional postcard to rub it in-travel bliss. I always get enamoured by the sights at the World Travel Market and I know that since it has been happening for a while, you may think that the sights tend to get familiar like the sight... (more)

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Between The Mourning And Conspiracy Theories Lie Blanks

By Chedvah, published on Jul 10, 2009

I was saddened by the death of Michael Jackson; my heartfelt sympathies go to his children and family.  However my zest to write anything about the untimely demise of the ‘King of Pop’ have been slowed and somewhat thwarted by not knowing which end to pitch on…that is whether I should ink it as a writer, personally or in ‘mode au neutral.’  I am still torn between but, like all publicity, news is news and it eventually wanes.  People forget, people get on with their lives and it is the families of the bereaved that are left to pick up the pieces.

So I will hammer on…I am a ‘sucker’ for... (more)

Tags: paris hilton, music, fashion, michael jackson, king of pop, cultural icon

Is Time Is On His Side & Is He Ready To Learn

By Chedvah, published on Jun 22, 2009

I started this article a few weeks ago but couldn’t word it out in the best way at the time, so I kept it lurking around, until, low and behold my fingers started to itch so much that I was drawn to the Keyboard. I have always been an avid admirer of resilient characters, people often resolute and steadfast in their ways amidst opposition. These people will not walk away in the middle of a crisis but will do all their best to resolve things as best as possible. And such an example of a person I have found in Gordon Brown. Gordon Brown took up office as Prime Minister in 2007,... (more)

Tags: iran

The War Of The Swine And The Hay

By Chedvah, published on May 6, 2009

It goes without saying that the current season should coerce us to have a brisk walk and a little step in our movements. We should be enjoying the sunny incidences and pronouncing joyful cheer to everyone who comes our way. Nature has a way of humbling us…remember those lovely hot days we enjoyed just a few weeks back, several of us may have muttered incoherrent rumblings about the hot spells and how it felt terrible to endure sun burn, heat rash and all those other bits that come with the hot weather. Then the pollen count started to rise, we hank…chewed and rushed to the nearest... (more)

Tags: paris hilton

Having The Last Laugh

By Chedvah, published on Apr 27, 2009

When did humour become down-/up-graded and when was the last time you were so tickled by something or someone that you laughed till you cried? Recently at a social gathering, more so an outing to the local pub I was engaged in a heated debate with my peers; my vocal cords were on a roll. After a lengthy discussion with my mates, one of them brought up a topic saying that if you text someone and that someone didn’t text you back you had lost. "Lost what?" I immediately asked. They want on to add that not only had the person who had text lost but that they had had the last laugh. Wait a... (more)

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The Tell Tale Signs Of A Need To Reinvent The Police Force

By Chedvah, published on Apr 20, 2009

I realise that my first sightings of ‘coppers’ or the Police in the United Kingdom made me gasp in awe. What kind of Police force gallivants and make street runs without artillery or guns? Then it was explained to me that the police force in the UK didn’t carry guns. I was perplexed, not so long after, stories (real life ones) of gangs clashing with the police and having vantage over them because gangs had weapons started to emerge. In 2001 debates loomed far and wide about whether the police should carry guns (BBC, 2001). The saga continued after several terrorist threats, the Police... (more)

Tags: police, shooting

Money Divorced From Style

By Chedvah, published on Apr 20, 2009

Need to hold on to your money? Well that’s the story of many people’s lives at the moment. Purses are being clutched to very tightly, the shops however continue to indulge us with enticing teasers sticking out to us in window displays luring us to gaze at them, try them, eventually convincing ourselves into believing they are necessary buys. While the money grabbers are being lured by mind games of the high street and internet, some of the wealthy are strutting and showing off what their money can buy-from the most deploring florals mingled with urban extrasto chic outfits. At this... (more)

Tags: fashion

Weakness For Sweetness

By Chedvah, published on Dec 24, 2008

The good thing about this year’s television’s shows is that they have been aimed to impress. I am a 'sucker' for good television shows, being a ‘kept’ child; television was always a treasured reward back in the day so it didn’t come as a surprise when as an adult I am still fixated to good television or what I think is.

Take the X Factor TV show 2008; this had me on the seat’s edge as initially I worked it out that Alexandra Burke,20, would top it. But as the days drew nearer to the show’s end, doubt started creeping in as Alexandra’s... (more)

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The Maladies Of The Not So Well Adjusted

By Chedvah, published on Dec 23, 2008

One African Leader who has been an item of interest in the news is Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

It is understandable that all of us human beings seek to attain ‘independence,’ more often than not co-dependency is seen as a sign of weakness and a state that entertains exploitation.  So when President Mugabe of Zimbabwe started facing opposition after the 2005 parliamentary election saw his party achieve victory, his reactions weren’t surprising.  Mugabe had outbursts that involved intimidation of white farmers and eventually the people of Zimbabwe who opposed his tenure.  Headship of... (more)

Tags: zimbabwe, mugabe, social justice, african leaders

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