While playing at a New York nightclub, someone kneed him in the face and he started bleeding. Perhaps this is where it all started? Continue reading Did Peter Dinklage die and come screaming back to life?
Of course, the BLM movement has roots in decades – centuries – of black protest. But in the 1950s, protestors unified their efforts towards enacting policy change. Continue reading What is the point of protest if it doesn’t affect policy?
The stakes may be low, and the incidents petty. But in principle, does this not smack of something sinister? Continue reading Why clap for our NHS when you can vote for it instead?
Victimhood and suffering are relative. India’s Muslim population has been dealt severe blows in recent months. Now they have to reckon with coronavirus as it encroaches upon Indian soil, and a nationwide lockdown. In December 2019, Modi’s government introduced an amendment to the Citizenship Amendment Bill. Whereas the standard Indian Citizenship law requires a person to have lived in India for 11 years before they … Continue reading Forgotten Victims: Spare a thought for India’s Muslims during coronavirus
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Will marvel at a world so changed. Continue reading The Day the Earth Slowed Down: The Three Gorges Dam is damn big, and that’s not all
Chesebrough had his nurse cover and rub him, head to foot, in Vaseline. He soon recovered. Continue reading A Most Slippery Man: Amusing notes on the inventor of Vaseline
Coronavirus has struck at an interesting time. These are turbulent days. Commentators speak in seismic proportions of ‘before’ and ‘after’ replacing such indulgencies as past and future. We are living in the midst of an Event, or a The Event, like the event which occurred on the 11th of September, 2001. It is an event that shapes modern history, after which one does not look … Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook: Is the coronavirus a necessary wake-up call?
If you want to minimise your chances of being insulted by Piers Morgan, drink cow. Continue reading Milking the issue: What is the best milk substitute?
The incident which set us both on edge was the flat, non-negotiable refusal, by one of the more willing volunteers, to allow my partner to leave the premises. Continue reading Why we left Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Kerala: A review
Shocking statistics abound, yet travel bloggers, tourist boards and travel agencies are ardent in their praise of Sri Lanka’s invariably hospitable locals. We have a duty to inform. Continue reading Sexual harassment in Sri Lanka is more common than you’d like to believe
Breaking point has been reached: the Israel-Palestine conflict has spilled over into the domain of mass entertainment. Continue reading Why Hatari politicising Eurovision was the right thing to do
While Churchill earned praise for his foreign policy, he was weak on other accounts – such as rebuilding Britain. Continue reading Why was Winston “Aryan stock” Churchill removed from office?
Trolling has taken on a new meaning, that of the elusive, indiscriminate and potent internet bully – the internet troll. Continue reading Why do people troll? The psychology of online trolling
This latest billow of controversy surrounds JK Rowling’s latest book, “labyrinthine epic” Troubled Blood, the fifth instalment of the Cormoran Strike series. Continue reading What does death of the author mean for controversial authors?
Here are three young men engaged in a slumber party, whose inhalation of THC smoke has rendered them subservient to “the munchies”. Continue reading RIP Me and the boys at 2am, Reddit’s dankest meme
It was the “blandest” thing he’d ever fried – not the highest praise, but this watery review is to be expected. Continue reading Deep fried water in America? Still Reddit relevant
A culture of repair is a necessary precursor to material change, and every purchase is a vote: here’s why you should mend your clothes. Continue reading The Paradox of Shopping Responsibly: Why you should mend your clothes
Nuclear waste is also a potential issue, but modern developments in waste management, and nuclear reactors, provide promising evidence that this may be a problem of the past. Continue reading The Reactor in the Room: Time for Nuclear Power?