The polarising hashtag caused an uproar and week long drama across the Maldivian twitterverse and tweeps debated the controversial topic. Are men trash? Are men trash, but is the wording wrong? Have people who say men are trash actually not met enough men who are not trash? Are women responsible for the men in their life being trash? Can they simply just filter them out? All this and more below. This is of course just a taste. I also did not include some of the nastier stuff from obvious troll accounts.Read More
That battle had been won. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom’s 30 year rule had come to a close. Maldivians had finally arrived in the “anneh dhivehiraajje” (other Maldives) that was promised by Mohamed Nasheed and the Maldivian Democratic Party. A different Maldives. One with liberty and justice, where people would be free to express themselves, to be themselves.
It was in this intoxicating atmosphere of promised progress that Mohamed Nazim boldly asked Zakir Naik what the punishment for apostasy in Islam was. He said the question was important to him as he himself was an atheist. What was the penalty for him, he asked, standing in the middle of a crowd buzzing with shock and rage. One can only imagine the fear, clearly visible through his body language, that he must have felt at that moment. Naik, perhaps not wanting the bad press of a murder happening at one of his events, deflected the question and said that it would be up to the Maldivian government to decide. And decide they would.Read More
Chapter 01 of my work in progress book "Sinking Streets".
Chapter 02 - Doorways to the Sea
Chapter 03 - The Laadheenee Among Us
I am floating on my back with my eyes closed. The sun is beating down on my face from above. The rumbling monster of the city is silenced and for a moment I forget about the stress that brought me here. The fresh morning air is tainted with the smell of diesel. I exhale and sink further down under the water’s surface.
This is a game I created using GMS following Sean Spaulding's excellent tutorials. It's expanded quite heavily upon from what you get just following the tutorial, with too many additions to count, but is far from finished. Since I don't plan on working on it anymore I've decided to upload it for novelty's sake. Currently the objective of the game is survive 30 waves - one for each year of Maumoon's dictatorship. The game is boring, repetitive and gruelling. Just like living in a dictatorship, hooray! All of the pixel art was hand drawn using Pixaki. The music is a loop of my songs "Male' City" and "Space Cadet". Most of the sound effects were created using Bfxr.
You can download a windows exe here:
Dhanmalhi is a 1993 made for television drama which was written and directed by Reeko Moosa, who also plays the lead character. This is part one of my analysis.Read More