Wham! Bam! Instagram!
Jul16

Wham! Bam! Instagram!

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog you might have noticed that I now have an Instagram feed on the home page. Joining Instagram is something I didn’t expect I would do. Perhaps it’s a generational thing, but I’ve always been deeply skeptical about the quality and real value of our social exchanges in this age of unprecedented connectivity and networking. Of course, I do see the merits of social media, but I...

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Wedding Schmedding!
May12

Wedding Schmedding!

“Excuse me, aren’t you Imraan from Eastern Mosaic?” I heard the voice say. I swung around from the shopfront window display I was admiring to discover that it belonged to an elegantly dressed, petite Indian woman in her twenties. “Yes I am.” I replied, mentally preparing myself for what typically followed that question : A photo request? An autograph perhaps? Or just a quick hello. This is how...

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Imraan Vagar Personal Life
Apr22

Imraan Vagar Personal Life

The recent weeks have seen a few of my old Facebook followers writing in to ask about the “mysterious disappearance” of the page I created for this blog sometime in 2013. It was remiss of me not to post something about that sooner – but I was waiting for the right moment. Basically, I unpublished the page late last year. You could say that it had served its purpose and was no longer needed. For those of you wanting...

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Wham! Spam! Thank You Ma’am!
Apr17

Wham! Spam! Thank You Ma’am!

The server that hosts my website e-mail has spam filtering software that’s a little on the overzealous side! A while back I discovered that it sometimes mistakenly quarantines e-mails from people I’ve marked as safe. Whenever I would receive follow up calls after urgent messages went unanswered, I’d look in the junk folder and there they’d be – e-mails from bona fide senders in the unsavoury company...

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April’s Fool
Apr13

April’s Fool

I can’t believe this is my first post for 2015! The year is, somewhat predictably, whizzing by in a blur. Is it April already? I feel so cheated! It all started with the 2014 silly season (the only time the South African television production industry takes a break, albeit a very short one). I was especially excited about this particular end-of-year time out because we weren’t expecting any stay over guests – so...

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