Aisha Nazim

Journalist, Travel Writer, Freelancer

Location icon Sri Lanka

Worked in journalism for news and features before dabbling in advertising, food, and travel writing. Currently freelancing.

Portfolio

Features and News features

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GLF Shortlisted: Theena Kumaragurunathan

Author of First Utterance, the first book in The Miragian Cycles trilogy, Theena Kumaragurunathan is a multifaceted creative who is brilliant at photography, writing, and now videography as well.

Roar Life
07/17/2017
From Sindh To Ceylon: The Lankan Sindhis

"They usually set off after the monsoon with the onset of favourable winds, their boats oiled, often for several months at a time... they went to Porbunder and Aden, to Sri Lanka in search of trade in precious materials..." - Sindhi Sufi Scholar, Shah Abdul Latif, mentions the community's adventur

Travel

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A Backpacker's Guide to 3 Days in Jaffna

If you, like most of us, are generally broke but infected with the urge to travel as far and wide as possible, this blog could help you out. (If you're not on a low budget, congratulations!)

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A Beginner's Guide to Hiking in Sri Lanka

We've said this once, twice, thrice, and will probably say it a hundred times more, but Sri Lanka is an amazing place (once you get out into the countryside at least). With its wide vistas, sweeping mountains, tea estates, paddy fields, waterfalls, and breathtaking sunrises and sunsets (need we say more?), an avid hiker is spoilt for choice.

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Little Adam's Peak (Ella)

Little Adam's Peak in Ella is best experienced at day break. What's even better is one of the secondary viewing points a little way off, but more on that later. Getting there from Colombo can be quite a trip in itself.

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04/30/2016
Nine Arches Bridge (Demodara)

Sitting high up on one of the little hills which border the Ella-Demodara Railway track, you get a stunning view of the railway line snaking its way across a viaduct and disappearing into a tunnel.

World Conference on Youth 2014

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05/12/2014
Official Blog for WCY2014

By Aisha Nazim Photo by Megara Tegal "This isn't inclusive- there's no Braille," Njekele Ashura, a delegate from Kenya, said. The World Conference on Youth (WCY) 2014 kicked off in Sri Lanka at the beginning of May, bringing together over 1000 delegates from around the world.

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05/12/2014
Official Blog for WCY2014

By Aisha Nazim. "What is needed," said the Global Advisor to the World Conference on Youth, Ravi Karkara, "is for a Young People's Advisory Panel to be attached to each country's Ministry of Youth." This whole conference has basically been themed on mainstreaming youth into future development agendas, but the question is, HOW?

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05/20/2014
Official Blog for WCY2014

By Aisha Nazim Sri Lanka has been hosting some pretty important events in recent times, including the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) a few months ago, and the World Conference on Youth (WCY) in early May, both which brought immense publicity for the country as hundreds upon hundreds of international delegates flocked in.

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