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Firdose Moonda

Firdose Moonda

    Oliver Mtukudzi: Troubadour for troubled times
    Oliver Mtukudzi: Troubadour for troubled times
    "It’s not really what we achieve but what we overcome.” His eyes flickered for the first time as those words poured out. The room full of...
    Sri Lanka is a tourist's cup of tea
    Sri Lanka is a tourist's cup of tea
    The pictures lie. Mist does not descend on the hills of Sri Lanka’s tea country; it just sits there — permanently. So when the bony but...
    Breaking fresh ground with studio in a 4x4
    Breaking fresh ground with studio in a 4x4
    Their guitars are carved from tree branches, the strings fashioned from bicycle brake cables. Their microphone used to be a hair dryer — its...
    RETRACTED Siphe Mzaidume: A cricket migrant with a difference
    RETRACTED Siphe Mzaidume: A cricket migrant with a difference
    After publishing this story,  Daily Maverick uncovered that the subject of the story was not entirely truthful.
    Saying goodbye to Grace
    Saying goodbye to Grace
    The red-brick building, modelled on a stately old London club appears to be the sage of Bath Avenue. Its rich mahogany and gold trimmings, familiar...
    Majola set to be cleared
    Majola set to be cleared
    An independent forensic audit ordered by Cricket South Africa (CSA) is set to clear chief executive Gerald Majola of wrongdoing in relation to a...
    Sri Lanka cool and committed
    Sri Lanka cool and committed
    It will come as a surprise to the billion and more people who were consumed by Wednesday's semifinal in Mohali, India, but the tournament does not...
    Dhaka electric as World Cup fever runs high
    Dhaka electric as World Cup fever runs high
    Dhaka is a fairyland at night. Twinkling sparkles of purple, pink, blue, green and gold adorn the streets. To the Western eye, it will seem like...
    If it doesn't feature the Indian team, it's not really cricket
    If it doesn't feature the Indian team, it's not really cricket
    India's second most read newspaper, the Hindustan Times, dedicated half a page to previews and analysis of the match between South Africa...
    Brushing aside bureaucracy to find the real India
    Brushing aside bureaucracy to find the real India
    The New Delhi railway station was teeming with people who seemed to be leaking from all sides. Surly policemen stood at the entrance, wordlessly...
    Heart of Delhi still the scene of battle
    Heart of Delhi still the scene of battle
    The orange stone that makes up the fortress walls might have looked a little brighter, the area around it might have been a little less crowded,...
    Halter neck brings Turks to a Halt
    Halter neck brings Turks to a Halt
    I have the best boobs in the world. I discovered this in Istanbul, when my humble 32Bs were bigger attractions than the Blue Mosque.