Citizens Talk 9.0

“So there is a lot of gossip, But what is going on is that the people are done with the government, and we want to change it. So there are massive protests throughout the country. And the groups armed by the government are killing people in the protests, even the National guard is not letting people protest. The…

Spain- Day 242

I realized I haven’t blogged about Spain half as much as I should’ve. After all, I did spend about a month of my exchange there. The first thing you notice about Alicante, is that there’s no hurry. Everyone seems to be so at ease and focusing on the now. It’s among the only places where…

Citizens Talk 7.0

“Once I’ve been on a trip to Poland with a group of Wallonian people and that was fun. It was funny because there Dutch was so horrible that I had to try to speak French. I noticed there is of course a huge linguïstic gap, but also a slight cultural one. It’s like in France…

Citizens Talk 3.0

“I lived in Mexico for two years with my mother since I’m half mexican and half belgian, my sister and I wanted to explore that side of our culture. Mexicans are laid back compared  to belgians. I feel belgians are “colder” and tend to be more hostile. Mexicans like to enjoy life. Such as how Belgians…

Day 40 – Getting lost

I feel a little lost these days. It’s like that feeling of numbness in chaos. I don’t know what to do when and I’m just floating there. School is way too long for my taste, it feels like it’s a never ending maze. I like to believe my classes are going well but more often…

Day 23- Belgium

Things that my inner voice has said to me the past few days on train rides in a foreign country I now call home; (i) I wonder why there is no universal language if all the emotions we try to convey are more often than not the same with just different strings of alphabets joined…

The world as a “United Nation”

If every challenge could be combated hand in hand; if the blame game was one only played by those below the age of five; if we all stopped turning our backs on one another; if everyone was respected and accepted for who they chose to be; if there was mutual understanding and ego ceased to…

What good is war?

In a world, that today, stands still after the attacks in Brussels; the entire Muslim community is being held under doubt and scrutiny. In a world where some countries are more important than the others and the tremors of superiority complex are felt on an international level.  A world where it is understood that some…

A brief timeline of the cold war

Hey readers, I’d written this article for publishing in the official newsletter of the Acadia University, Canada. The newsletter is called “The Athenaeum”. I won this publication as a result of my journalistic skills at a conference. The newsletter can be found here on page 7.  Hope you enjoy it!  Regards  The voice behind the veil The…