Author Archives: D K Powell

About D K Powell

British freelance journalist, author, writer, editor, musician, educational consultant. I lived with Wifey, Thing I (daughter) & Thing II (son) in Bangladesh for 5-6 years working for an NGO called LAMB. Wifey led the Hospital Rehab department and I used to teach O levels at the school before going full-time as a freelance writer in 2013. Now we're back in the UK learning how to be British again. When not writing or editing, I'm busy trying to complete a Masters degree in Intercultural relations in Asian Contexts and reading way too many books at once. I also drink tea - lots of it.

How to kill ISIS (and why we don’t want to)

“…ISIS are quite, quite brilliant…” As I write, there has been yet another terrorist attack. Yet again a van as rammed into a crowd. Where it happened doesn’t matter. You could be reading this at any time in the near … Continue reading

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The two sides of the coin

“I believe in a guy who broke conventions. He hung around with prostitutes, he was nasty to those others looked up to, he was even nastier sometimes to his own friends..” They often say love and hate are two sides … Continue reading

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What could YOU do with $2 each month?

What could you do with $2 per month? I carried out extensive research into this question (well…I asked a few friends on Facebook) and here’s my results. For $2 per month you could: possibly get a cheap lipstick or concealer (would … Continue reading

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Anouncement: Mad dogs on the loose!

Long-term readers of this blog will have followed my exploits in Bangladesh for many, many years. Now you can buy the book! I am very pleased to announce that my forthcoming new book ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen…’ is coming very forth indeed. … Continue reading

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The Myths of ‘Friends forever’ and ‘you are all that you need’

Just recently I was chatting on messenger with a good friend of mine. Funnily enough, we were talk about just that – being good friends. We decided we were on the verge of considering each other ‘old friends’ because we’ve … Continue reading

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