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Ira Mathur

Sunday, November 19, 2017
History will record that the Islamic State caliphate—a bizarre pseudo-state founded on illusory goals, created by a global horde of jihadis, and enforced with perverted viciousness—survived for three
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Sexual abuse, abandonment, ghosting after an intense relationship: unimaginable cruelty by the predator leaving victims in a dark tunnel.
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Dear You. Yes, You, the entitled, privileged man used to getting your way; You, the executive who defied your abusive father’s contemptuous prediction that you would amount to nothing; You, the engin
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Back home after 15 months in Europe, I still marvel at the light. The way it sets rooms alight like tropical blooms, slopes across the curtains and on the floor, flames like fire in the dusk.
Sunday, January 10, 2016
No human has escaped the days when as we wake our hearts plummet, unequal to face the day. What we want to do is cover our face with the sheets and engulf ourselves under the darkness of cover.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
“We have already used up almost US$2 billion of our foreign exchange reserves in 2015. Actions could have been taken earlier in the year to minimise this decline.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
The calendar seemed to be looking at me balefully as I packed in London, eager for the warmth of Trinidad, embodied by a poinsettia I saw at Victoria Station.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
​Two years into her term as prime minister, I interviewed Kamla Persad-Bissessar (February 2012). She was sharp, with an undeniable charisma and unending confidence.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
​I braced myself against the wind, stinging rain on my face, circumventing puddles on the pavement shiny slick with water, reflecting the dark on a lone street last Tuesday.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
On a nippy November afternoon, I arrived in the small town of Chester. A taxi ride of 20 minutes took me to Hawarden in Wales. The driver stopped just outside what looked like a small manor house.

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