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

The Racism Drinking Game

(2) Comments | Posted 25 November 2015 | (09:21)


Trying to reason with racists is like being stuck in a lift with drunks singing Bohemian Rhapsody. You're going to end up banging your head against a wall.

Well, if you can't beat them, join them. The drunks, that is, not the racists....

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It's Time to Stop Writing That 'You Have Wronged Me' Email

(0) Comments | Posted 9 November 2015 | (11:58)

It starts something like this.

Dear friend who I care for so deeply I feel I owe it you to spell out how I feel about a recent turn of events. I feel confident you will admire the way I'm controlling my anger and think me brave for being upfront...

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5 Rules That Help Make Cooking Fun For Kids (And Manageable For Parents)

(0) Comments | Posted 20 October 2015 | (15:18)

Picture small children in a kitchen. If you’re a parent, your first reaction is likely to be ‘uh-oh’. There’s the danger they might hurt themselves, the likelihood of mess, the demands, the getting under your feet and interruptions, not to mention the ever-present threat dinner will be ruined.


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How These UK Startups Are Leading The Way In Social Responsibility

(2) Comments | Posted 13 October 2015 | (19:40)

At a time of austerity when big businesses are being judged for crossing the line, there’s something heartening happening in the world of startups. An increasing number of new enterprises are emerging with a simple mission at their core: do something good.

These are ventures that know the ‘make a...

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Why Our Hair Is Standing On End Over Volvo's Magical Musical Bus Ride

(0) Comments | Posted 7 October 2015 | (21:32)

As if having one of the most efficient transport networks in the world wasn’t enough, Swedish commuters have been getting treated to live performances by some of their biggest artists.

The Grammy Award-winning Seinabo Sey, who has had over 100 million plays on Spotify, and Zara Larsson, who won...

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Looking To The Future - Intel RealSense Will Blow Your Mind

(0) Comments | Posted 2 October 2015 | (17:11)

Of all the must-have gadgets tech-heads have lusted over, the one where the hero in a sci-fi movie draws shapes in the air to operate a 3D device tops the list. But that’s the stuff of fantasy, right? Step forward - or rather appear as if by magic - Intel®...

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

(0) Comments | Posted 25 September 2015 | (15:20)

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 | (02:28)

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 | (17:09)

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 | (16:00)

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 | (18:33)

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 | (08:22)

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 | (12:25)

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 | (19:24)

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 | (15:06)

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 | (22:48)

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 | (10:23)

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 | (16:15)

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 | (11:58)

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 | (01:54)

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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