My #TEDxNishtiman experience

Hello loyal reader!! If you haven't followed #TEDxNishtiman recently then you've been on a different planet (or in one of those social media/ technology detox phases). I was behind the stage, changing last minute scripts and program plans with Mustafa when I saw Azad Mohammad sitting silently, trying to peek to the audience. I couldn't help get … Continue reading My #TEDxNishtiman experience


Dream of a Peshmerga’s child

Hello loyal blog reader, As I write this post one of my loveliest friends in this entire world is working hard with a great team of volunteers putting together a super amazing event for this weekend. Guess what?...

Children’s dreams and women’s hope exhibition

To my favourite Loyal Blog Readers, Last year I attended the Children's Dreams exhibition and it was by far the best exhibition I had ever attended in my life, I loved every piece. The pieces of art were all created by street children. This year it is more exciting as the work of vulnerable women will … Continue reading Children’s dreams and women’s hope exhibition

My Sweet Pepper Land – come and watch

Hellooo Blog Readers, If you're out and about in Erbil today then do visit the French Institute/ cultural house  (next to the French Consulate) and watch My Sweet Pepper Land.   My Sweet Pepper Land screening tonight synopsis "After the fall of Saddam Hussein, Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, resolves to accept a position … Continue reading My Sweet Pepper Land – come and watch

Photo Exhibition

Dear Loyal Reader (s) hellooooo,Thinking of something to do? There is a photo exhibition taking place at the French Cultural Center (next to the French Consulate) in Erbil today, 21 October 2014. Some amazing local talent are showing the world a story through their camera lens. I am so glad places like the Consulate of France in … Continue reading Photo Exhibition

LIVE FROM ERBIL- At the marathon

To the most loyal blog follower in the world- Hellloooo!!! am katat bash!!!!! Okay okay, I admit this blog comes a tiny winy little bit late (as in almost two weeks late!) but look at the bright side, at least I am writing about it. I actually ran (more like 'walked' wink* wink*) a marathon. … Continue reading LIVE FROM ERBIL- At the marathon