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A Slap – A Sting – An Education?

A Slap – A Sting – An Education? 150 150 Comfort Aid International

A slap There is a war of words of larger-than-life proportions next door at the Leela Hotel here in Mumbai, India. I can hear the feuding couple hurl filthy abuses…

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My Bloody Gallbladder Stones

My Bloody Gallbladder Stones 150 150 Comfort Aid International

My Bloody Gallbladder Stones For uninteresting reasons, I end up in the emergency room of Fatimiyah Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. I must have a very large stone in my gallbladder…

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Aal Is Vel

Aal Is Vel 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Aal Is Vel It is in an aircraft 28,000 feet in the air that I find out a COVID-19 test is required to be allowed back to Mumbai from Kolkata…

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Daughters For Sale

Daughters For Sale 150 150 Comfort Aid International

When the first reports of Afghan families selling or marrying their adolescent daughters for food or debt settlement flashed up on my TV, I was somewhat skeptical. Widely followed mainstream…

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Who Cares / A Nightmare

Who Cares / A Nightmare 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Who Cares It’s Deepawali, or Diwali, the festival of lights for almost 1.5 billion people of the world population, almost 15% of us. I remember it as a festive period…

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Orphans Stories

Orphans Stories 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Ulfat – Zanzibar I meet Ulfat some three years ago, in her grandmother’s pitiful house somewhere in Zanzibar. It has taken me a ten-minute walk in waterlogged muddy lanes to…

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Have Sheesha, Will Smoke

Have Sheesha, Will Smoke 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Have Sheesha, Will Smoke Emirates flight EK 726 from Dar es Salaam to Dubai is almost full. The crew (most of them) look like human beings now, unlike recently, when…

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Yes, I Am Mad / I Give Up

Yes, I Am Mad / I Give Up 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Yes, I Am Mad The die is cast. The impossible has happened. My nightmare is real. I have navigated through some pretty turbulent airs in my life and been through…

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Am I A Mshenzi? Or A Mjeenga?

Am I A Mshenzi? Or A Mjeenga? 150 150 Comfort Aid International

Mshenzi – Uncivilized Mjeenga – Illiterate I’ve just finished my early morning exercise routine and am looking forward to a robust cup of Tanzanian coffee and skin-still-on roasted cashews –…

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