Blogging here has been light in the past week because I’ve been extraordinarily busy helping launch, a web site produced by students on the postgraduate international journalism course at City University in London.

I designed the site and the underlying database and content management application, and have spent much of the past week dealing with the many inevitable gremlins we discovered in its first week of operation. I’m bracing myself for another week of 12-hour days.

In addition to material produced by its own staff, the web site is publishing stories produced by other students for two newspapers, the midmarket London Planet and the broadsheet London Globe. This gives us a large talent pool to draw on. Here are some highlights to keep you busy while this blog is on semi-hiatus:

Rashi also reviewed the Afghan Kitchen restaurant in Islington, where you really should go to eat. The pumpkin is amazing.