Archive for August, 2012

Iraq political row threatens future polls

by Prashant Rao Note: This story was originally published by AFP on August 29, 2012. It can be found in full here. BAGHDAD (AFP) – A bitter row between Iraq’s political blocs is threatening the future independence of the country’s election commission and is casting doubt on whether provincial polls due next year will be [...]


Facebook Subscribe – I Relent

So this morning I signed up for Facebook Subscribe, which has basically been a way to emulate Google+ and Twitter to allow journalists to share their content with a wider audience. As with most things (like my attempts to figure out Tumblr and Google+), I just want to give it a try and see how it works, [...]


Still raw wounds greet US medics in Iraq’s Fallujah

by Prashant Rao Note: This article was published by AFP on August 8, 2012. It can be found in full here. FALLUJAH, Iraq (AFP) – In an Iraqi city where US military offensives levelled entire neighbourhoods in 2004, a hospital has turned to American doctors to treat children with heart problems that residents blame on [...]


Agra by night from a rooftop

Agra by night from a rooftop

Yesterday, I went with my uncle and cousin to see Fatehpur Sikri, the ancient city built by Akbar and then later abandoned. On the way back, we got some dinner in Agra and I took this photo of the city by night from the rooftop restaurant we were eating at. I’ll put up the photos I [...]