Shihab S Joi
Editor, sub-editor, designer, writer. Author of several unfinished novels. Editor of Broken Songbook, Daily Racist and Holy Q. Could do without any more hobbies, probably.

Entries by Shihab S Joi

Voices Of The Future - Meet The Young Rising Stars Making Waves In UK politics

(0) Comments | Posted 25 September 2015 | (14:20)

It wasn’t long ago that the youth of Britain had been branded ‘apathetic’ and ‘disenchanted’ by politics. As recently as February 2014, an official government survey found only 31% of young people showed any kind of interest at all in how the country was being run....

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I Came Here an Immigrant - I'm an Expat Now! (Or, Why Foreigners Are Better Placed to Live the British Dream Than You)

(2) Comments | Posted 10 July 2015 | (01:28)

There's no such thing as the British Dream, of course. Once you've ruled the world only to lose the lot, there's not really anywhere to go from there, is there? The humiliation has left liberal Brits politely mumbling apologies and the not so liberal to wail over how the country...

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This Concert Will Be Music To The Ears Of Anyone Who Works Remotely

(0) Comments | Posted 19 June 2015 | (16:09)

One of the gripes bosses have against working away from the office is that communication on a remote connection can never be as smooth as when face to face. That’s about to change, thanks to a unique experiment that proves you can now get precision-timed, pitch-perfect connection with multiple sources...

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How To Secure Funding For A Social Enterprise

(5) Comments | Posted 9 June 2015 | (15:00)

The word ‘grant’ usually precedes the word ‘wish’, and for many social enterprise ventures, it can feel like you'll need a huge sprinkling of fairy dust just to secure one.

That said, there's plenty of start-up funding out there if you know where to look. Publicly funded schemes exist...

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Going It Alone - The Steps You Need To Take When Setting Up Your Own Business

(5) Comments | Posted 29 May 2015 | (17:33)

You’ve had a great idea, you want to turn it into a money-spinner, you’re ready to go it alone and start-up your dream business straight away.

Hold your horses. The thing about a great idea is that it happens inside an encouraging mind, bursting with excitement and hope. It’s...

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Muslamic Reagans: Why the Boom in Bangladesh Is About Money Not Bombs

(0) Comments | Posted 18 May 2015 | (07:22)

The gunmetal silver Lotus Roadster thunders into the car park of the 12th largest shopping centre in the world, the Bashundhara City Mall. The boys and girls smoking and flirting in the more commonplace GT-Rs and Toyotas nod in respect, in time to the new Prodigy album that...

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The Guide To Crowdsourcing - How Can Crowdsourcing Help You?

(1) Comments | Posted 2 May 2015 | (11:25)

Imagine getting the help you need to build your business without the worry of paying a regular wage. In fact, instead of a small team, you can hire… well, pretty much everyone. Welcome to the magical world of crowdsourcing.

It isn’t the same as crowdfunding. You’ll have heard about the...

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Two Fingers Brewing Co. crowned UK winners of The Venture

(0) Comments | Posted 2 March 2015 | (18:24)

The search for the most deserving social enterprise in the nation has come to an end.

The Venture, an initiative set up by Premium Scotch Whiskey brand Chivas Regal, to scout for and reward innovative social entrepreneurs, have announced the UK winner from a shortlist of 5...

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10 New Ways Of Working That Make Your Old Office A Distant Memory

(0) Comments | Posted 2 March 2015 | (14:06)

The success of virtual companies that thrive via remote working means the traditional office has had its day. Yet just because we can now virtually work anywhere, it hasn’t changed the fact that we still need an actual desk to get the job done.

After years of hovering around...

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Would You Accept An Invitation To Look Around The Home Of Hannibal Lecter?

(3) Comments | Posted 18 February 2015 | (21:48)

When you’re invited into the home of a star, you either imagine a twee little tour of the Through The Keyhole variety, or an ostentatious show of wealth a la MTV Cribs. You can expect things to look slightly different when the homeowner in question is Hannibal Lecter.


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Why Laptops Are Now Just Tablets With Keyboards

(0) Comments | Posted 29 December 2014 | (09:23)

Of all the most coveted gadgets of 2015, the tablet that turns magically into a laptop is near the top of most people’s must-have lists.

If you weren’t one of the lucky ones to find a hybrid like the Surface Pro 3 in your stockings over Christmas,...

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Are You Cut Out To Be An Entrepreneur?

(0) Comments | Posted 17 December 2014 | (15:15)

You like the idea of being your own boss. If you weren’t tied to your current job and had the chance to go with that killer business idea that’s been hatching in your mind for ages, you’re pretty sure of your chances of striking it big. But do you have...

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14 Most Creative Video Games Of 2014

(1) Comments | Posted 17 December 2014 | (10:58)

Dark and intense, colourful and fun, the games of 2014 have been slicker and sharper than ever before. For a new game to not seem already destined for the buy two for a tenner bucket by the time we reach level two, the developers have had to well and truly...

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14 Most Creative Works Of Art Of 2014

(0) Comments | Posted 16 December 2014 | (00:54)

Art is no longer only the domain of the professional artist. With the likes of Photoshop and Freshpaint allowing anyone the chance to make their literal mark, and platforms such as Instagram and Tumblr a place to exhibit, the number of people producing works of art in 2014 has been...

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14 Most Creative Science Experiments Of 2014

(1) Comments | Posted 11 December 2014 | (07:55)

Think 'science experiment' and you'll probably imagine sombre looking men and women in white lab coats peering into microscopes. Or a wild-haired professor with crazed eyes pouring bubbling green liquid and cackling into a Bunsen burner.

While we’re certain the scientists of 2014 look and dress normal enough, some of...

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The Dos And Don'ts Of Going Into Business With A Sibling

(0) Comments | Posted 2 December 2014 | (16:58)

Brothers in arms. The phrase speaks of unity yet the setting is unarguably one of war. The same could apply to the saying, ‘sisters are doing it for themselves’. It implies sticking together, but read it another way, and it suddenly starts to sound pretty selfish.

The business of siblings...

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10 Amazing Drawings Made On Microsoft Surface

(1) Comments | Posted 27 November 2014 | (01:05)

Step aside the humble pencil. Take five, the venerable brush. The modern artist’s tool of choice has become the digital pen.

As the art world embraces the computer screen as its ideal showcase, both digital and traditional artists are joining the movement by picking up the digital pen and...

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What's Stopping You From Becoming An Artist?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 November 2014 | (20:50)

The obvious answer may well be “I can’t draw”, a resignation that ended most people’s artistic aspirations at school age, literally leaving them with no drawing board to go back to. In the computer coming-of-age, however, with art apps becoming more sophisticated yet less intimidating, not having the aptitude or...

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Iconic UK Landmarks Turn Pink For Breast Cancer Campaign

(0) Comments | Posted 24 October 2014 | (20:18)

Onlookers up and down the country saw the night sky blush bright when several of the UK’s iconic landmarks lit up in pink in support of Breast Cancer Campaign’s wear it pink day.

Landmarks that stretched from the Thames all the way to the Eden Project and...

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10 Creepy Castles In The UK For Halloween

(0) Comments | Posted 22 October 2014 | (18:09)

Halloween isn’t complete without a trip to a spooky castle – the scarier, the better. And things can only get creepier when there’s a promise that “like a ghastly rapid river, through the pale door, a hideous throng rush out forever”.

Wouldn’t it be marvellous if foreboding old castles like...

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