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My Memories of Zambia, the Jewel of Africa

My Memories of Zambia, the Jewel of Africa

I happened to live in Zambia from 1970 to 1982 while my father had been working as a teacher at a secondary school. My early childhood and adolescent years were spent in the British and American systems of education and I had ...

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Modi in Arabia – The Hits and Misses

Modi in Arabia – The Hits and Misses

While the Indian PM’s visit to Saudi Arabia was aimed at bolstering economic and strategic partnership with the Kingdom, it may have fallen short of addressing the issues and concerns of the nearly 3 million-strong Indian disaspora   OZMA SIDDIQUI | Caravan ...

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Looking For Sanity in a World Gone Mad

Looking For Sanity in a World Gone Mad

Thousands of families go to sleep hungry across the world and thousands others have sunk to abysmal levels of poverty while yet thousands more have been lost to oblivion-homeless, stateless and penniless. The saddest part of the tragedy is that ...

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Teaching English in Saudi Arabia

Teaching English in Saudi Arabia

Why teaching English in Saudi Arabia has been a unique, learning experience OZMA SIDDIQIUI or several years now, English has been touted to be an important lingua franca in many countries where it is widely used as a means of ...

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A Dialogue With Emily Dickinson

A Dialogue With Emily Dickinson

How Emily Dickinson and her magical poetry have helped one understand the complexities of life  and death all these years OZMA SIDDIQUI “There is no frigate like a book To take us lands away, Nor any coursers like a page ...

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A Case for English

A Case for English

Language lives through the people who use it.. It’s an ever-evolving phenomenon, changing with the times. Like a river, it is unstoppable and endless, taking from the banks what it will, losing some of itself on the way and in so ...

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MJ Akbar and BJP — Strange Bedfellows

MJ Akbar and BJP — Strange Bedfellows

Perhaps Akbar’s biggest fault is that he is a Muslim. Had he been anything else, it would not have mattered or hurt so much. That said, what indeed does Akbar gain anything by joining the BJP? OZMA SIDDIQUI o MJ ...

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What Difference Would One Modi Make?

What Difference Would One Modi Make?

Muslims have more to fear themselves than the imminent arrival of a Modi on the political firmament OZMA SIDDIQUI As speculation reaches fever pitch about who will rule India next and the media has a ball with the public’s fears ...

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Old Worlds, New Worlds and People in Between

Old Worlds, New Worlds and People in Between

No one likes to leave the land of their ancestors and loved ones for life in distant lands and when people do it there are always strong, compelling reasons for them to do so By Ozma Siddiqui Some of my ...

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