Tea Time

The Saviour Complex in Western News Reporting

Scrolling through the BBC website, I came across a news story labelled “why being gay in Russia is about “passion and love”: the secret moment between two gay Russian lovers that defied haters.” The topic of the clip was LGBT human rights in Russia and probably came in response to Putin’s comments at a state… Continue reading The Saviour Complex in Western News Reporting

Coffee Hour

Cultural Insensitivity Comes in More Colours than White

As we all know, Shakira and J-LO performed at the Super Bowl in the US on the 2nd of Feb much to everyone delight. And by many accounts,, it was an excellent performance. But in the wake of that performance, Shakira’s ululation during the show has been on the minds and lips of a lot… Continue reading Cultural Insensitivity Comes in More Colours than White