Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Graceful Rekha

There used to be an Apollo Cinema in Bolton back in the early 1980’s which would play Indian movies. I used to go there regularly on Saturday afternoons and I loved it. It always appeared to me that the movies  they showed … Continue reading

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The Prophet Muhammad and Doubt

There is a new video that has just been uploaded in the past 24 hours to TED – that superb online resource where the world’s leading thinkers and writers share their ideas with the rest of us. The video is … Continue reading

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Exhibition Review: Visions of the Universe

Yesterday afternoon, after work, I took a trip to visit the new Visions of the Universe exhibition being hosted at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. The exhibition covers four centuries of human observation of the skies from the invention of … Continue reading

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Sadiq Khan On ‘Why Charles Moore Is Wrong About British Muslims’

The Shadow Justice Secretary, Sadiq Khan, has written a fine piece for the Daily Telegraph online today responding to Charles Moore. Charles Moore – an influential conservative columnist and former editor of the Daily Telegraph – wrote a column in … Continue reading

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Reactions to Iran’s Peaceful Presidential Election 2013

At a time when much of the news coming from the Muslim world is rather depressing, the peacefully held presidential elections in Iran this week are surely to be welcomed. The voter turnout of 72.7% would look good against the record … Continue reading

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British Museum: Iran Elections 2013

I went along yesterday evening to listen to a panel discussion on the ‘Iranian Election 2013: Questions of Cultural Identity’ at the British Museum. Surprisingly, the event – which went on for around one and a half hours did not discuss … Continue reading

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An Evening With Al Pacino

I received a call yesterday (Saturday) from a dear friend asking whether I would like to attend a special event at the London Palladium with Al Pacino. The event was booked out within a few hours of being announced some … Continue reading

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