Mixed up lives

Mohamedarif Suleman (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) Definition: bystander ?b??stand?/ noun plural noun: bystanders a person who is present at an event or incident but does not take part. What is the Bystander Effect? The bystander effect occurs when the presence of others discourages an…

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Neo Islam – the horrors ahead

by Mohamedarif Suleman (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) The recent events cascading the Khoja Shi’a community globally, sparked by a family’s decision to abet the actions of their son, and then not just defending it but using proxies to demand the social and cultural acceptance…

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A Fallen Leaf

Murtaza A Somji (Nairobi, Kenya) Realizing that nature presents us with lessons on every turn, I settled on a study of a leaf. For I feel, therein lies a great tutorial about how to live {not exist} in this universe. The intricate veins laid…

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Actions and unintended consequences

By Mohamedarif Suleman (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) We have all heard the anecdotal story of an animal crushing his master’s face with a large rock having the intention and goodwill to rid the master’s inconvenience of a fly hovering around his node as he…

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A Bigger Picture

by Mohamed A Khalfan (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) The other day I came across a group photograph circulating in social media. The group was of distinguished elderly leaders of the community seated in front and standing behind in two rows were other persons, mostly…

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