Furquan Akhtar
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Furquan is a Media Guardian “One to Watch” alumnus and was recently part of the BBC Writersroom "Comedy Studio”. Furquan has worked on a long running soap since graduating.

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An Ode to the Work Spouse

(0) Comments | Posted 26 August 2014 | (00:26)

"I love Girls, Girls, Girls, Girls; Girls I do adore" rapped Jay-Z in 2001.

That was before Beyonce got to him. I have never had a Beyonce intervention although let's all take a minute to think about how awesome that would be.

I do however have a work wife....

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What Does 'The End of Hipster' Mean for 'Mipsterz'?

(0) Comments | Posted 6 July 2014 | (17:53)

Recently The Guardian and Observer have been making a lot noise about "The end of the Hipster". In a never ending cycle of irony "The end of the Hipster" occurred as soon as they were labelled; "Hipsters" but then we all knew that.

Like that annoying school friend...

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The Art of Living Alone

(0) Comments | Posted 17 May 2014 | (00:58)

One month in and like Bear Grylls and those chaps on that island. I am deserted.

Well I'm being dramatic; I now live alone.

I think it was Jennifer Anniston who once said (in a film) "You learn a lot about yourself by living alone."

So what have I...

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The 'Friends' Reunion

(1) Comments | Posted 2 March 2014 | (23:27)

So no one told you life was gonna be this way?

"Friends" finished just under ten years ago and fake "news" of a reunion clutters the Social Media networks as much as the girl on your news feed who is selling fruit supplements.

Why are we so obsessed with...

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The Quarter Life Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted 17 January 2014 | (17:51)

"I'm having a quarter life crisis" I declared grandly to my ridiculously talented friend Carmel. "Oh..." she remarked "...what's that?"

Ugh.

For me it's the growing realisation that everything might not be okay. I'm officially a proper adult. I'm going to be 26. And my shit is far from...

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Confessions of a Male Shopaholic

(0) Comments | Posted 1 January 2014 | (19:09)

My name is Furquan and I'm a shopaholic.

Before you read any further. This is not a rom com. Isla Fisher did not run into my arms with my online order of the latest High Street fashions. Instead I'm sat alone surrounded by my sale purchases listening to a Spotify...

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The Christmas Party

(0) Comments | Posted 14 December 2013 | (21:58)

Every year there's an inevitable date in the calendar. It could be something that you look forward to. It could be something that you loathe.

It's the Christmas Party.

It begins earlier than your annual sob to the John Lewis advert. Even before the time you see the chocolate...

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The Internet vs Unrequited Love

(0) Comments | Posted 5 December 2013 | (17:08)

There was a time before the Internet. Even before Encarta. When unrequited love was the source for great works of literature.

Dickens... (I know, you weren't expecting that were you? Bear with)... Dickens wrote one of the greatest examples of unrequited love; Great Expectations. In which our boy Pip spent...

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