Zoyab Kadi on October 9, 2018

A trip to Northern Ireland

“What’s the best thing that’s happened between England and Ireland?” Ask any Irishman and he will have no hesitation in saying “The Irish Sea”. There is not much love here for The Old Blighty. The Irish are a hard-drinking, fun-loving people whose national pastime is to clobber each other periodically...
Zoyab Kadi on September 24, 2018

Berlin Impressions

Berlin – the nerve centre of the dreaded Nazi ideology less than a hundred years ago – is a city that has gracefully accepted all the past guilt of the genocides and of “The Final Solution” committed by a few in the name of the German people. But we will...
Alaphia Zoyab on September 19, 2018

The house that Gopinath built

Gopinath Jeem is a modern day Robinson Crusoe; not as a result of any shipwreck or accident but by a determined and desperate choice. Here is a man who is asserting his right NOT to be pushed off the beaten path, while his people are being led astray and torn...
Zoyab Kadi on September 5, 2018

Dawoodi Bohras of Sidhpur

Zoyab Kadi on February 1, 2017

A trip to South Africa

“To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others” – Nelson Mandela.   There are very few countries in the world today whose mention evoke images associated with their iconic symbols. South Africa is...
Zoyab Kadi on September 30, 2014

A journey to the edge of the World

As the plane touches down at the Keflavik International Airport, the view through the window is dull, gloomy and disheartening. There are no trees, plants or greenery anywhere; no houses, no people, no signs of life; just a black, uninviting and godforsaken landscape – the kind commonly seen in Harry...
Zoyab Kadi on May 1, 2010

Impressions of modern Yemen

The final verdict on Yemen was pronounced by God Himself, Who first visited New York and observed “oh! it’s changed a lot.” Next, He visited Delhi and brightened up “Well! I remember some of it”. Finally, He went around Yemen and burst out joyfully “Yes! This is how I had...