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Why do we keep waiting for the next disaster?

Five patients died at a five-star hospital when a makeshift ward caught fire on Wednesday last. One of the deceased was Vernon Anthony Paul, a 75-year-old man who was found to be coronavirus negative and was waiting to be transferred to a different section of the hospital. However, the transfer didn’t take place. His son, […]

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Death, death, death

Every morning, when I commute to my workplace, I have to travel through a road that is almost like a terrain on the moon surface. It’s clear to everybody that the builders of that road have not been honest to the payment that they received for their work. The vehicle that I commute on has […]

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Let commonsense be more common

Imagine while you’re reading this piece, your son may be crossing a busy road talking on his mobile phone. Imagine while you’re busy in office, your chauffeur may be talking on the mobile phone and driving your daughter to her school. Imagine your mobile phone’s battery explodes while talking on the phone while charging it. […]

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The hanging hand

A hand was stuck in the middle of two buses. Hanging. In the air! Two busses as forceps! An unnerving photograph. When the morning papers reached the breakfast table, my eyes were glued to the front-page photograph. I didn’t have to read the caption, I simply knew what has happened to the hand. My instant […]