Musthafa Azeez

Indian born and raised in Qatar and currently making plans to be buried in Canada. Voracious reader, avid cinephile, self-published author of a crime novel and a freelance journalist.

Why Malyalis Fans In Qatar 2022 World Cup Have Stirred Up A ‘Fake Fans’ Controversy

The 2022 World Cup that’s about to start in Qatar is undoubtedly the costliest. By a mile. While the second costliest one...

Why Married Malayali Men Should Mansplain

As a relatively educated Malayali man, like many of my peers who follow western media, I thought I understood and endorsed most...

How the Gulf Behaves Like A Bad Boyfriend

To explain how the Gulf countries behave like bad boyfriends to millions of Malayalis, there are three disclaimers we should first cover.

Bhasi’s Problem: Changing How Actors, Interviewers and Audiences Interact

Recently, while promoting his upcoming movie Chattambi, actor Sreenath Basi ended an interview after getting increasingly frustrated with the interviewer’s line of...

Attention Please: Can Movies Be Compelling Enough To Forgo Closure?

There are many things to admire about Jithin Issac Thomas’s Attention Please. The two-hour-long movie takes place in just three shooting locations,...

The WhatsApp Update Most Needed By Malayalis

Over the years WhatsApp has released several updates to improve users' experience. Some were good (speeding up podcast length voice notes), some...

The Fear And Frustration Of Outgrowing A Friend

Remember the moment you realised you were outgrowing a friend?  Some of you can picture the scenario right now....

Does Digital Detox Really Make Sense? : Understanding Your Digital Diet

Imagine you went to your friend’s house and discovered he’d locked up his fridge. “I’ve been eating way too...