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Ira Mathur

Sunday, May 17, 2015
​Three weeks after a mammoth 7.8 earthquake in Nepal, on April 25, left 8,000 people dead, the reeling nation got hit hard again last week with another powerful tremor of 7.3 magnitude that left dozen
Sunday, May 10, 2015
​Shock. That's the reaction to the election result in the UK which left the Conservative Leader, David Cameron, put in Downing Street for another five years.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
​The polls show unsurprisingly that it’s going to be a close election between the UNC alliances and the PNM. The campaign has begun.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
As the smog from the burning Beetham dump (euphemistically called a landfill, which it is not) wrapped its toxic fumes around Port-of-Spain, I seethed with rage.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
​Francesca Hawkins’ election as president of the Media Association of T&T this month at ‘one of the biggest turnouts in memory’ felt like a spark in a valley of shadows.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
An instant intimacy flares up between women when one woman is caring for another. The transactional nature of the relationship is suspended.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
It was an open casket. He lay there, a slim ‘red’ man with a face so peaceful he may as well have had his feet crossed, lying somewhere in the dry grass looking at the Savannah.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
​Driving home in a warm sunset I felt my heart lilt with joy, rolled down the car window.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
​A friend of mine called me up and said: “I have two press tickets to a play called Play Mas by Mustapha Mathura, a prominent Trinidad-born playwright here.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
​It’s been a long winter; this writing apprenticeship in London has been tough.