Showing posts with label current affairs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label current affairs. Show all posts

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

GOT NO TIME FOR TERRORISM BRO

By Jayd Wollentine

In the age of insurgencies and infestation by extremist groups such as Daesh, Al-Shabaab, and others, nations around the world have had to resort to waiting until they become victims of a terrorist attack, and conducting retaliatory strikes against terror strongholds.


Wednesday, 31 May 2017

MELANIA, KEEP ON SLAPPING TRUMP'S HAND



Written by Indira Midha


If I could say just two words to Donald Trump, they would be “YOU'RE,” and “FIRED.” As a citizen of the United States of America, I am saddened by the state in which our country’s political atmosphere currently sits. An unqualified, disrespectful person holds the highest power over the government of this country. America, our president is somebody who mocked a journalist with a physical disability, and used the journalist’s disability as a reason to question their intelligence. America, our vice president is somebody who believes that you can electrocute the gay out of teenagers. What happened to “the land of the free, and the home of the brave?” These are words pulled from The Star-Spangled Banner, our national anthem: an extremely traditional, and valuable song. This country is meant to be a place in which human beings can simply exist as human beings, and attempt to positively contribute to society.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

LET'S GET HIGH IN THE PHILIPPINES (JK, PLEASE DON'T)

Happy belated World Press Freedom Day! World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. Speaking of Windhoek (No, not the beer!), we might be having a blog post about Namibia soon (Yes Elina, I'm looking at you). So often we take Freedom of Press for granted when so many journalists all around the world are being imprisoned and losing their lives for simply recovering the truth. Why are our voices still being silenced?  Did you know that Al Jazeera journalist, Mahmoud Hussein, has been detained in Eqypt for 141 days and counting? Yeah, that shizz actually happens in real life.



Anyway, it's time to get to this weeks blog post. We're still doing the guest post series where anyone who isn't Asha Singh can contribute to the blog (*sigh* I miss writing for you guys!). For this weeks opinion piece, we go abroad to a country I know very little about apart from the fact that it's definitely #travelgoals - the Philippines. 

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

SOUTH AFRICA THIS IS WHO OUR NEXT PRESIDENT SHOULD BE (HINT: NOT ZUMA)

As a first year computer science major would say, Hello World. And more importantly, Hello May (My birthday month eeep!). This month we've got something exciting coming to LBAS (Because having an acronym makes me feel like I made it in life). Every week I'm going to publish an opinion piece written by a reader/friend/fellow blogger. These posts are a way to gain insight from different people, and remind us that my voice isn't the only one you should listen to for your weekly, worldly news update (And also because I'm too lazy to come up with new stuff after that long weekend tbh). So sit back, relax and enjoy a different take on LIFE (This time not by Asha Singh *sigh*).

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

HOW TO BREAK UP WITH HIM/HER (AND THE FRENCH ELECTION)

There comes a time when the initial honeymoon stage of the relationship ends (*sigh* it was nice while it lasted). Before you know it, the days of romantic dates, going out to restaurants with names you can't pronounce, getting bouquets of roses and chocolates and being treated like a Queen/King fade into a distant memory. That's when you know it may be time to let go. Easier said than done! The one thing harder than starting a relationship is ending one. Don't you worry, Life By Asha Singh is here to make your life easier.



Wednesday, 5 April 2017

SOUTH AFRICA, IS THIS THE START OF A REVOLUTION?

revolution
rɛvəˈluːʃ(ə)n/
noun
  1. a forcible overthrow of a government or social order, in favour of a new system.

If you've spoken to a South African in the past week chances are the topic of the day has been the recent cabinet reshuffle and junk status downgrade. Both of which suck big time. 


Wednesday, 29 March 2017

THAT AWKWARD MOMENT - TRUMP EDITION

We all have those moments where we wish we had Harry Potter's cloak of invisibility to escape the awkwardness. Whether it's waving at someone you thought was waving at you but was actually just waving at the person behind you or pulling a door that says push or even when the waiter says enjoy your meal and you say "Thanks, you too!" (So much awkwardness, I can't deal!).


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

A (SLIGHTLY TIPSY) TAKE ON SOUTH AFRICA'S BUDGET SPEECH

Now I promise you I am 100% sober writing this, however you might not be for very long. Lets play a drinking game (Happy hour anybody?). Everytime I mention something negative about South Africa's future prospects based on the Budget Speech we'll both take a shot.


Nick At Nite animated GIF


Wednesday, 22 February 2017

SONA 2017: BETTER THAN REALITY TV


Compatriots, if you're South African then you would have either watched or heard of the State of the Nation Address that took place recently. If you haven't heard of it then do you even Facebook? Make your stalkers lives easier and get a damn Facebook account mayyyn. While you're at it you can like my page www.facebook.com/lifebyashasingh.




Wednesday, 1 February 2017

WHY I LOVE MUSLIMS

With recent events such as President Donald J. Trump's "muslim ban" there have been lots of negativity from the western world towards followers of Islam. Our generation prides itself on being all about radiating them good vibes, so I thought I would share with you some of my favourite things about the Muslim (Particularly Arab) culture.



Sheikh Zayed Mosque, 4 January 2016

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

HOW TO HANDLE STUPID PEOPLE

And by stupid I mean sexist, racist and homophobic; the worst kind of stupid there is.

You know that guy that always remarks that you'll never get a boyfriend because you're too much of a feminist? Or those church friends that show disgust when they see two guys arm in arm? Even those times you were right in the middle of events that show the underlying institutional racism that we have eluded (or tried to, at least) all these years (*hint*, Shimla Park)?