The Foreign Desk
I'm sure I'm not the first person to have imagined what it must have been like for the people of Haiti, struggling without food and water or medical help for days on end. And to have imagined too, what it must then have felt to have been accused of "looting" if you went to a [...]
Straight up, let me make clear that I don't think that all Indian men are perverts or sex pests, or that I or my nearest and dearest have suffered any problems of the sort during our time in the sub-continent. But every time the issue of sexual harassment in India comes up, I get bombarded [...]
Since his death last Sunday, the Indian papers have been full of analysis about the life and times of Jyoti Basu, the grandfather of Indian Communism who served a record-breaking 23 years at the helm of West Bengal, one of the country's Leftist strongholds. Many have praised the efforts of Basu to bring about land [...]
Bit by bit, some good news has been getting through from Haiti. I wrote recently how I was waiting and worrying to hear from a number of friends and acquaintances who live or are based in Haiti in the aftermath of the quake. Slowly but surely, I've been receiving updates. Raymond Prospery, the country officer for [...]
In truth it would be wrong to call Frantzceau Germain a friend in the real sense of the word. I met the young man in February 2006 as Haitians were readying for an election to finally select a leader. After two years of interim rule by a government effectively imposed by the US, France and Canada [...]
During the long hot months of India's summer, respite is often found at the end of the day in a nice cold bottle of the local brew, the condensation wiped with eager anticipation from the bottle as you grab for a glass as the sun goes down. Quite a lot of the Indian beer these [...]
So the BBC is to be free of Jonathan Ross. The corporation's best-paid presenter, on a salary package of £18m over three years, announced this morning that he would be quitting the organisation after 13 years service.
In a statement, he said: "Although I have had a wonderful time working for the BBC, and am very [...]
So what’s really going on between Sam Mendes and the producers of the new James Bond film?
The superstar director (above) is widely reported to be “in talks” to take the helm of the so-called “Bond 23” project, which will star his old mate Daniel Craig, is being co-written by Peter Morgan, and is due to [...]
There's a strangely fascinating article in the current edition of Foreign Policy magazine that claims that India is currently one of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to international diplomacy. From arms control to trade agreements and deals on global warming, the article claims that while it is Iran, Pakistan and North Korea (and lately [...]
"Lock him up" shouts a headline on the front page of today's Sun, a story backed up by a leader that claims "Muslim rabble-rouser Anjem Choudary MUST be stopped."
So why then is the paper's page seven coverage of the "Hate Preacher" based around an interview that Choudary conducted with the paper's online radio station SunTalk. The Sun [...]
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