Pictures · Travels

A little bit of Italy on the Irish coast

These are some pictures of my recent visit to Killiney (Irish: Cill Iníon Léinín, meaning “Church of the Daughters of Léinín”). Killiney is located about 30 minutes on the train from Dublin city centre. For many centuries the major part of the district was the property of the Talbot de Malahide family, some of the…… Continue reading A little bit of Italy on the Irish coast


Short Documentary: “Finding Pluralism in Akbar the Great”

Akbar the Great is an extraordinary figure in history. Who is he? What did he stand for and what can we learn from his legacy? These are some of the questions which are touched upon in this short documentary. It is inspired by some research I conducted for an article in the Huffington Post Religion. Related articles…… Continue reading Short Documentary: “Finding Pluralism in Akbar the Great”


“There is a Voice that Doesn’t Use Words. Listen.” – Rumi

I took this picture in the summer of 2012 in Glencolumbkille, Ireland. Glencolumbkille is located in a quiet area on the coast of Donegal. My lady and I had just returned to our place after a magical drive to the abandoned seaside village called Port.


Saudi American woman pays artful tribute to victims of Boston bombings

Last night I attended the “Muslim Women in the Arts” exhibit at the American Islamic Congress on Newbury Street in Boston. The featured artist was Nada Farhat, a women originally from Saudi Arabia, currently living in Boston. Farhat describes her art as “really a kind of healing soul… My art is who I am… Paint…… Continue reading Saudi American woman pays artful tribute to victims of Boston bombings


Film-work: How do you feel when watching “Nothingness”?

What are your feelings when watching this? Are you happy or sad? Motivated or depressed? Something totally different? I’d appreciate your feedback in the comments section.  Thank you. Related articles Film-work: “Nothingness” (short film based in Ireland) (


Music: Coke Studio session with Saieen Zahoor and Noori

I find this song inspiring.  My favourite part comes at 3:10.  


Poem: How do you think?

After Emerson What is the hardest task in the world? To think. I would put myself in the attitude to look in the eye an abstract truth, and I cannot. I blench and withdraw on this side and on that. I seem to know what he meant who said, No man can see God face…… Continue reading Poem: How do you think?


Music: Toots and Country Roads

Almost heaven, West Jamaica True ridge mountains Shining Minko River All my friends there Older than those ridge Younger than the mountains Blowin’ like a breeze Country roads take me home To the place I belong West Jamaica, my ol’ momma Take me home country roads I heard her voice In the mornin’ hour she…… Continue reading Music: Toots and Country Roads

Film-work · Travels

Video: Road-trip to Maghera Beach and Port in Northwest Ireland (Over ‘Orange Sky’ by Alexi Murdoch)

I have finally edited the video that I captured when Mel and I went to visit the areas around Glencolumbkille in Donegal. I decided to use ‘Orange Sky’ by Alexi Murdoch as a backdrop to this short but sweet clip which, I hope, captures the serenity and grandeur of the area. At times the clip moves…… Continue reading Video: Road-trip to Maghera Beach and Port in Northwest Ireland (Over ‘Orange Sky’ by Alexi Murdoch)

Pictures · Travels

Serene Sunset in Port, Ireland

At the abandoned village of Port. One of the most serene places I have ever visited. Click to enlarge.


Music: Hold on

  The lead singer is a powerful woman! I can feel her soul, can you?  Totally diggin it. By Alabama Shakes.  


Ralph Waldo Emerson on thought and the prison

Truth is our element of life, yet if a man fasten his attention on single aspect of truth, and apply himself to that alone for a long time, the truth becomes distorted and not itself, but falsehood; herein reassembling the air, which is our natural element, and the breath of our nostrils, but if a…… Continue reading Ralph Waldo Emerson on thought and the prison


Picture: The rose in the sky

That’s me at Royal Holloway, University of London (spring 2008).


It’s time for a love revolution

Taken in Prague, Spring 2011

Personal · Religion

Benjamin Franklin’s Case for Pluralism

We can gain a sense of young Benjamin Franklin’s thoughts on religion in A Witch Trial at Mount Holly, which raised the concern of his Puritan parents that he held ‘erroneous’ religious opinions.  Franklin was not himself an emphatically religious man; while he believed in God, he did not subscribe to one particular creed.  What we do…… Continue reading Benjamin Franklin’s Case for Pluralism


Poem: Akbar

*Dedicated to Professor Akbar Ahmed He serves esoteric and philosophic truths, across the traditions, in pursuit of those truths, so that the darkness can be lifted, and the light can shine through. © Craig Considine


(Video) Part 1: Glencolumbkille and beyond


Wandering on a ridiculous road

From our trip to Glencolumbkille in Northwest Donegal, Ireland (June 2012). A breathtaking view on a windy little road. Truly spectacular and unforgettable.


Maghera Caves


‘It always struck me that…’

… in a way poetry is stronger than death but it’s like love in that somebody two hundred years later could know you somehow through your words. – Medbh McGuckian An amazing line.


Radical and yet professional

It wasn’t my job as Editor to put together the front and back cover for TCD JPR Vol. 11.  That task was Mary O’Connor’s, the President of the Graduate Students’ Union.  She did what I think is an amazing job.  Take a look at the front and back cover. Now we just have to get…… Continue reading Radical and yet professional



If you need reassurance in love, I suggest you walk away now. If you’re thinking about getting close to me, think again. Forget words like stability, security, and consistency. I’m restless and fidgety; don’t expect me to stand still. – If you want to be with me, prepare for impatience. If you’re sensitive, move away; keep…… Continue reading Warning