Recently I was able to review two works by author Aliya Anjum, Two Weeks of Solo Travel in Greece: A Pakistani Girl’s Diary and An Arranged Marriage, and as part of our BA Mini Event she’s kindly taken the time to let me interrogate her!
Apart from being an author Aliya is also a history and travel buff, as you’ll be able to see in the interview below, with her own history including teaching, journalism, hosting a current affairs program, working for the Pakistani government, and studying in both her home country of Pakistan and abroad.
1. Globalisation is a topic that crops up several times in Two Weeks, what do you feel are some pros and cons of globalisation?
Globalization has connected people like never before due to quantum leaps in technology. My e-books selling on Amazon to customers across continents are a testament to Globalization. In my opinion the greatest upside of Globalization is the communication revolution. If used prudently, it can bring people together to serve humanity.
On the downside, globalization favors Corporations. They are benefiting from Globalization, often at the expense of the poor in almost all countries, including western countries as we have seen in case of Greece. Continue reading