A Typewriter Resurgence


What legacy technologies teach us about productivity, design and creativity   In a bustling Portobello Market, I extend an inquisitive finger and firmly depress the individually...

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A Caesura in Pakistan: The Crisis in Islamabad


Many thousands have mobilised in what is a tense standoff with the government   Since its inception in 1947, Pakistan has been through a revolving door of democratic and military...

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Eastern Texts Meet Western Quills: The First English Translation of the Qur’an


British Islamic and Quranic history spans centuries and includes significant influence in the English Civil War    When asking people about the first English Qur’an, the response...

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The Platform's Third Anniversary Competition!


Your chance to WIN!  To celebrate our third anniversary, The Platform has teamed up with Tate Britain, Atlantic Books, and Ahmad Tea to offer three lucky winners the following...

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The 'Islamic State' Monstrosity: Can the Middle East Rise Up From the Ashes?


ISIS is yet another addition to decades of cruelty suffered by the Middle East; the West cannot ignore its role in the crises   The Arab world, the heart of ancient civilisation...

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Healing Through Laughter: Remembering Robin Williams


His characters gave affection and joy, but Williams struggled to find his own   Maybe it shouldn’t surprise us that the world has reacted to the death of Robin Williams...

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"Police Brutality Must Be Defended"


The recent murder and violence in Ferguson highlights the endemic brutalisation and dehumanisation of the black community   “Police Brutality Must be Defended.” This...

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