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Ali Ikram is a writer and broadcaster based in Auckland. During his career as a TV reporter he worked for TVNZ, TV3 and CTV while his columns are published in the NZ Herald and Fairfax newspapers.
In yesterday's honours list Professor Hamid Ikram was made an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit, for services to cardiology and education. His son, Ali Ikram, cheers on an extraordinary Pakistani Cantabrian.
An especially charming extract by Ali Ikram from Tell You What, a selection of the best non-fiction written in New Zealand in 2015.