Would you stand up for a special needs person you didn’t know? via @AutisticHelper

via autistichelper.org I spotted this video yesterday on AutisticHelper.org (from Twitter, via @cookiemonster82) and started sniffling and shedding a few tears while watching. Edit: The video seems to have been taken down, but you can view it here Karan's had to deal with similar verbal outbursts and non-verbal glances of disgust. And it's not like … Continue reading Would you stand up for a special needs person you didn’t know? via @AutisticHelper

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A Whedon-less Buffy? Blasphemy!

The initially soft yet melancholy melody segways into loud jangling and hard rock music. Nerf Herder's tunes defined sci-fi television for a whole generation - it signalled that Buffy the Vampire Slayer had arrived. So when I saw the news that there's going to be a Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie without Joss Whedon at … Continue reading A Whedon-less Buffy? Blasphemy!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Note: Mild spoilers ahead If you're expecting to see Hogwarts, classes, Professor McGonagall and the safety within the familiar grounds... you're going to be disappointed. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is a road-movie on a wizarding level. The movie stays more or less true to the literary version; but beware! If you're one of … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

29 countries, 15 years and two interviews

I was lucky to be an editorial intern at INK Publishing during the coming together of the November 2010 issue of easyJet's inflight magazine, Traveller. I was able to interview Freeride World Champion Aurelien Ducroz and Grammy award winning producer, musician and DJ Paul Van Dyk and write their stories up. In addition, I compiled … Continue reading 29 countries, 15 years and two interviews

Hating people who say autism can be “cured”

I mean, what do they mean "cured" or "healed"??? It's not a disease that it can or should be "cured". These messiahs of hope (I blame Pandora) preach about how parents should do XYZ and ABC therapies because that "definitely works". Uh. No. Just like every person has different taste buds, autism affects everyone differently. … Continue reading Hating people who say autism can be “cured”

The Twitchhiker – an interview with @paul_a_smith

52-57.pdf Download this file   The way I got this story was interesting and a lot of fun. I'm on Twitter (a lot) and someone on my timeline retweeted a story about a man who used Twitter to travel across continents. I was immediately intrigued. In Transit needed an interview or first-person account for its … Continue reading The Twitchhiker – an interview with @paul_a_smith