More than a fairytale

My nine-year-old nephew recently performed in the Cape Town Opera’s production of Cinderella/Cendrillon at the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town in the July school holidays. I am very proud of this young boy who has wanted to be on the stage since he was about two years old and pinched his grandmothers’ scarves to […]

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Alchemy of Solitude director Viktoria I.V. King on the plurality of justice

“Do you want to ask questions or do you want to live?” International-award-winning film director, screenwriter, and producer Viktoria I.V. King poses this question throughout her newest upcoming film, Alchemy of Solitude, which she describes as an “autopsy of an activist”. Set in an alternate reality, where activists-turned-assassins are trying to end a race war, […]

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Thank you, Ramadan Tent Project, for my first Iftar

I’ve never been to an Iftar before. I’ve never really celebrated Ramadan before. Growing up in India, Ramadan was a cause of celebration simply because it was a holiday from school but with very few Muslims in my school, biryani never made its way into my home. And I know that Ramadan is more than […]

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Cooking up a storm in a Desi Kitchen

Sarah Woods, the author of Desi Kitchen, left her corporate role at a leading pharmaceutical company to pursue a career in food. She honed her cooking skills at Ashburton Chef’s Academy in Devon, prior to taking the leap and then debuted on BBC One’s ‘Britain’s Best Home Cook’. During the Covid lockdown, she established a […]

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