Archive for January, 2013

Kerala – a journey through God’s own country

Kerala - a journey through God's own country

In November, I spent a week travelling through Kerala with some friends — it was a great trip, though extremely rushed. I totally recommend it, but wouldn’t suggest you try and make it as hectic as we did: we spent a week going through Trivandrum, Alleppey, Periyar, Munnar and Kochi, and didn’t really see any [...]

Baghdad Protests – In Pictures

Baghdad Protests - In Pictures

Demonstrators supporting Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki gathered at Baghdad’s Tahrir Square today — here are a few pictures from the rally. Hundreds back Maliki amid calls for Iraq PM to quit By Prashant Rao BAGHDAD (AFP) — Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in central Baghdad backing Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Saturday as the latest [...]

The Great Christmas Day Baghdad Flood

The Great Christmas Day Baghdad Flood

On December 25, 2012, it rained in Baghdad — this would not be a notable fact in any other city but the Iraqi capital, whose sewage systems remain woefully under-equipped for anything but the minimum of precipitation. Unsurprisingly, what turned out to be Baghdad’s heaviest rains in 30 years basically flooded entire streets of the [...]