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Ira Mathur

Sunday, October 19, 2014
​Scientists predict that up to 1.2 million people will die from Ebola in the next six months.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
​Isis, or the Islamic State, is the latest scourge facing the world today.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
​When a friend of mine with the last name of “Khan” told me he is routinely frisked and taken in for questioning upon entry at JFK in the US, for no other reason that he has a Muslim name, I thought o
Sunday, September 21, 2014
​I was in the gym wondering why, as in the myth of Sisyphus, human beings spend so much time pushing a heavy ball up the hill, working out, pumping iron only to watch that ball rolling down, muscles d
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Dear Minister Larry Howai, it was a darling of a budget.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
​In a tiny democracy such as this, where the norm is that people don’t keep their word (from the electrician who casually fails to show up, to the politicians from whom we still await the bottle bill
Sunday, August 31, 2014
​Sometimes in order to preserve what we have, we have to go back and back and back. This is what I’ve learned from Naipaul.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
In that uncomfortable cabin space, hard for smaller people like me, impossible for a tall large man, life is made easier by small courtesies from fellow travellers.