Category: CREATIVE

Unconditional

"I laughed, I cheered, and I celebrated all of your accomplishments..."

Dear No one,

By Warsha Autar Dear No one, I’m just going to cut straight to the point: I did not like the last piece I wrote. It didn’t feel like a good enough story to end the year with. It just wasn’t the kind of column I wanted to leave you with. Then again, I did not ...

Off the Beaten (Flight) Path

By Indy Udol Hello. I’m Indy, and I am an airplane geek. No, I am not that type of boy from rocket-building club back in High School who somehow aced every physics exam. I’m a traveller seeking to fly on many dangerous airplanes as much as possible. Since I was born, I racked up approximately ...

Russia’s HIV Epidemic

By Tom Hughes When people think of Russia, the usual imagery that comes to mind includes freezing scenery, military power, and Vladimir Putin’s “muscled” body on a photoshopped image of a bear. However, the growing reality is far from this image of health – Russia is in the midst of an HIV epidemic. As of ...

Imagined Love

By Kinan Aldaioub (IRO) If I looked at you, I have already written my poem on your face Yet they could not make it more beautiful than it is And if I heard your voice I desire for the silence of forever So that only it can echo inside me … You sat on the ...

Interview of the Issue: Jeroen Ketting

Interview conducted by Elsa Court Following the seminar he led on negotiating in intercultural relationships (organised by the BASIS Eurasian Committee), I sat down with Jeroen to collect some of the wisdom he has gathered over 20 years of working as a Dutch entrepreneur in Russia. Where is home for you? Home is wherever I ...

BASIS Music Committee: a couple of ideas on music

By Alfonso Gorostiga If given the task to describe yourself with only one song. Would you be able to do it? What if you were given 10 songs? It would not make it any easier either, would it? For certain, our music taste does reflect our true selves. With music intrinsically connected to the subconscious, ...

Bibi’s Bye Bye Ballad

By Gemma La Guardia In recent months, the president of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu has been the subject of a number of ongoing corruption investigations, launched by his own chief of police, Roni Alsheikh. He is embroiled in four separate cases, while his wife, Sara, is being indicted for using public funds for the Netanyahu’s household’s ...

Dear no one

Happy Valentines day

By Warsha Autar Dear No one, In almost every fairytale the princess is saved by a true love’s kiss, and in others, the princess’ tears of love save the cursed prince. If there is one thing I have learned from the wonderful students on campus is that everybody has a story. Everybody has their own ...

Dear No One - New Years Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

By Warsha Autar Warning: This letter contains spoilers of the first episode of Deep Space Nine and the movie New Years Eve. Dear No one, The loud whooshing noises are deafening and the stars are dazzling. “For the love of Godiva, Don’t push that button!” I shout at my screen. Thankfully Bashir listens to my ...

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