I am not surprised by the already ugly pushing and shoving for the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidential race. But not all candidates are as good they want us to be fooled they are. It is in the nature of most candidates to aim at something else in a position other than serving people.…

Times are hard in the country, and even harder in our gutters. I have, however, opted to earn clean. That is why I have been around town, trying to locate where to plant a carwash business. A carwash seems to be the hottest money spinner nowadays. If it were not, would scores and scores of…

  Esteemed Republicans, sometimes we unnecessarily allow ourselves to sink lower than we should. This I have concluded from an encounter with a birdbrain I ran into at the weekend. I had strolled out of my gutter tin-house, enduring the searing sun to pluck a few groceries from off a supermarket shelf more than a…

As a soul privileged to live under veil of the city skies, albeit deep in the gutter, I must cherish any good vibe about urban living. But look here Esteemed Republicans, our towns and cities are rotten and a far cry from the best that a city can pack. The best of efforts are needed…

Republicans, our nation glorifies mediocrity. Many of our endeavours run on sympathy and that’s where we lose it. Look here, instead of sweating it out, we use sympathy to offer less or nothing at all. For instance, come to think hard and long of how some fellow Republicans in our cities and towns have decided…

I am not surprised by the already ugly pushing and shoving for the Football Association of Malawi (FAM) presidential race. But not all candidates are as good as they want us to be fooled they are. It is in the nature of most candidates to aim at something else in a position other than serving…

Republicans, why do we usually think so lowly of ourselves to the detriment of our personal or national growth? Look here, if we are not begging for maize on the world stage, we are busy thinking of other nations as the ones with the prime hand in the development of our nation. I have recently…

Forgetful Republicans, Malawi’s 15 million-strong population has just completed an eventful month. A random pick cuts across chieftaincy wrangles, growing debate on cultivation of industrial hemp, the loud cries about holiday makers in New York and a commotion of a prayer event in the country’s Northern End. There was an awful lot of talk, but…

I thought just a few months earlier forecasts on this impending gruelling hunger were brushed off left right and centre and branded as talk of hallucinating politicking pigeons? Well, at least for this week, shelve the doom. You will do the country injustice to stick to same old problems we can attend to later! Just…

Summer is here with its myriad of festivals. Just imagine, in the next few months, the partygoer gets invited to as many fêtes as the Blantyre Arts Festival, Likoma Festival, Lake of Stars and Sand Festival, all on the heels of the Sound and Light festival a weekend ago. I wish I would find this…

One joy of my stay in Lilongwe City’s Kawale Township shall always remain the open ticket to experience life in its raw, unembellished state. You have it all to experience in the high density Kawale! Just like any other settlement of Kawale’s breadth and pace, the township revolves around a steady axis of activity, throwing…

How time flies! We are on the verge of September, the month the golden sands of the lake district of Mangochi spread out to welcome the world for a grand art festival — Lake of Stars. Festival figures for Lake of Stars 2014 show that there was; 573 million estimated international media reach 24 million…

How time flies! We are on the verge of September, the month the golden sands of the lake district of Mangochi spread out to welcome the world for a grand art festival — Lake of Stars. Festival figures for Lake of Stars 2014 show that there was; • 573 million estimated international media reach •…

  That time of the year again when the televised foreign soccer leagues strike Malawian homes like thunder! Tomorrow, the English Premier Soccer League kicks off and a few days later, the other foreign competitions get underway. With this foreign football feasts are awakened patterns and battles that had been shelved for the while the…

Good meaning Republicans, bring on the champagne and let us toast to one Gwandanguluwe Chakuamba at his due award for his drama role on the Malawian stage! Bring out the stereo and play me some intoxicating tune! For so long, I have had a big battle within myself on which actor I would, given a…

Take a walk around town and see how some motorists try their desperate best to impress—deafening sound systems played at full volume, overdone paintworks, inconsiderable speed and all modified loud exhausts! But when you overdo some things, they usually sum up to idiocy, and that idiocy has engulfed our towns. No offence, but out of…