Framing ‘Afghani Women’: Gender, Power & Mobility in the Kabul Airlift

This is a reflection on the Afghanistan airlift in August 2021 following the fall of Kabul to the Taliban. This piece was originally written in November 2021 for my postgraduate course Migration, Space and Identities at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), where I am studying as part of my Marshall Fellowship.

Visiting Bethlehem and Mount Nebo

Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus, is one of the most important religions sites in the world. And although I myself am not religious, I very much enjoyed spending a day here. So if you are planning a trip to Palestine or Israel, consider visiting Bethlehem during your travels! It’s an easy day (or even … Read moreVisiting Bethlehem and Mount Nebo

How to Spend your Long Layover in Istanbul

Long Layover in Istanbul, Blue Mosque

Long layovers are an easy (and economical) way to get a taste of a new place. And with easy transportation between the flashy new airport and the city, Istanbul is the perfect layover destination. In addition, Turkish Airline’s new hotel policy provides a free four-star hotel for layovers in Istanbul (terms and conditions apply). And … Read moreHow to Spend your Long Layover in Istanbul