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 Basically, I unpublished the page late last year.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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Snapshots
Nov20

Snapshots

“You say a lot, but reveal very little,” read the message. Clever and observant “Joe”, as I shall call him, wrote to me recently to convey his thanks, in particular, for the “Dear Young Person” series of posts on this blog – but he also added that he felt a “little cheated” by the fact that I seemed excessively guarded about my personal life. “I understand that you...

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So long, Eastern Mosaic…
Nov16

So long, Eastern Mosaic…

In recent months I’ve replied to so many e-mails and messages from people enquiring about the demise of my former show, Eastern Mosaic, that I’ve decided to respond to some of their most frequently asked questions here – if anyone else has to ask. As some of you already know, Sunday the 24th of August 2014 marked the final broadcast of Eastern Mosaic – after nearly 14 years on air. Obviously Eastern Mosaic, or...

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