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Tuesday, 20th November 2018
Critic’s Corner: “The Diary of Anne Frank” & “42”

Posted on 30. May, 2013 by in Series

The Diary of Anne Frank Type: Novel Genre: Drama Review by: Rana Deraz This is not a review. For this is no ordinary book. This was someone’s diary; a collection of memories, written in confidence, each word revealing the thoughts closest to the heart of a young girl. This is merely an account of my […]

CRITIC’S CORNER: Deception Point & Mona Lisa Smile

Posted on 25. Apr, 2013 by in Series

Deception Point Type: Novel Genre: Thriller Review by: Rana Deraz Amidst the heat of an ongoing presidential election, NASA makes a much-needed, earth-shattering discovery. A discovery that could change everything we know about science and history, and that carries monumental political implications, so sufficiently so, that it could sway the fate of the election. However, […]

EUROGOAL: United Clinch PL Title!

Posted on 23. Apr, 2013 by in Series

Premier League: Full time for Roberto Mancini in the race for the league as Manchester United clinch their 20th title, while the other Roberto, Martinez, may have used all his magic beans in the F.A Cup. Manchester United were in search of a win to clinch their 20th Premier League title when they hosted Aston […]

EUROGOAL: The Fight for Europe!

Posted on 16. Apr, 2013 by in Series

Premier League: Trouble continues at the Britannia, as Manchester United’s visit to Stoke pushed the Potters nearer to the drop zone. Meanwhile, newly appointed Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio recorded his first win on derby day. Paolo Di Canio’s first Tyne-Wear derby* at St.James’ Park was a crucial one for the Italian, as only goal […]

EUROGOAL: Almost Over

Posted on 09. Apr, 2013 by in Series

Premier League: Manchester United’s 7 games winning streak came to an end on derby day, whilst the owner of the 3rd ticket to the Championship remaining an enigma, with only 3 points separating 18th place Wigan and 15th place Stoke. The Manchester derby on Monday night was a crucial encounter, albeit the 15 points gap between […]

CRITIC’S CORNER: “The Fault In Our Stars” & “Silver Linings Playbook”

Posted on 04. Apr, 2013 by in Series

The Fault In Our Stars Type: Novel Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Drama Review by: Rana Deraz “Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together until all living humans read the book. And then there are […]


Posted on 03. Apr, 2013 by in Series

Africa    94-year old apartheid legend and ex-president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela seems to be regaining his health after a hopefully fleeting lung infection. After spending his second night in the hospital, the South African president’s office reassured the public that Mr. Mandela was in good spirits and that he enjoyed a full breakfast this […]

EUROGOAL: Goals Galore!

Posted on 02. Apr, 2013 by in Series

Premier League: Double figures gap at the top meant that all eyes were on relegation places and Champions league spots. London’s musical chairs  for the Champions league spots continued, and Wigan’s first back to back win of the season got them out of the drop zone. The West London derby on Monday night was a […]


Posted on 31. Mar, 2013 by in Series

Hiding, by Engi Hassaan Lost for words I sit here, rumbling around in my head, For the perfect way to describe, this feeling that I dread. Of wonder and content.. Of ecstatic revelation; Of worry and doubt, and endless agitation. Like the time I lost myself, and found it a bit too late, When I […]

EUROGOAL: International Week

Posted on 26. Mar, 2013 by in Series

With no domestic leagues this week, it’s all about World Cup qualifiers. Europe’s 9 qualifying groups didn’t fail to entertain with a couple of heavy 6 pointers and the major Croatia – Serbia encounter. In a historic encounter between two teams who hadn’t faced each other since 1991, a win at home versus Serbia saw […]