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Would Nehru do to Congress what Murthy’s done to Infosys?, The Foreign Desk

Would Nehru do to Congress what Murthy’s done to Infosys?

The end of ‘Buggins turn’ at Infosys is an end-of- dynasty lesson for Congress
If Jawaharlal Nehru could suddenly reappear and be injected into the top of the Congress leadership with a mandate to rebuild the demoralised party, would he echo, in a political sense, the words of Narayana Murthy, one of the founders of [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Monday, 16 June 2014 at 5:00 pm

Interview with Anathema: It’s all states of consciousness, Arts

Interview with Anathema: It’s all states of consciousness

Since their inception in 1990, Anathema have been creating emotionally-charged music, all the while escaping the confines of genre. Distant Satellites, their 10th album, is one of their most uplifting and poignant records to date. Remfry Dedman sat down with principal songwriter/guitarist Daniel Cavanagh and vocalist Lee Douglas to talk about their latest release

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 16 June 2014 at 6:00 am

Sportswear? Sports where? Astrid Andersen, MAN and Christopher Shannon, at London Collections: Men, Fashion

Sportswear? Sports where? Astrid Andersen, MAN and Christopher Shannon, at London Collections: Men

The media’s current favourite portmanteau is “Spornosexual.” Its current favourite garment is the c-string manikini, a cutaway one-sided posing pouch that barely adheres to the pelvis. Modern masculinity, it seems, is in a period of flux and upheaval, where societal norms are shifting and suddenly what men are willing to put on their backs (or, perhaps, around their crotches) seems more malleable than ever before. Ideologically, if not physically.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Sunday, 15 June 2014 at 10:52 pm

Clare Short and the language of the Iraq debate, Eagle Eye

Clare Short and the language of the Iraq debate

Just caught up with Clare Short and John McTernan on BBC2 Newsnight on Friday (starts at 24 minutes in).
Unfortunately, Laura Kuenssberg introduces Short as a Cabinet minister who “resigned in protest at the decision to invade Iraq”. She was a member of the government and voted for military action against Saddam Hussein. She resigned after [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 15 June 2014 at 8:00 pm

Prince William more popular than Queen, Eagle Eye

Prince William more popular than Queen

Prince William is more popular than the Queen, according to a ComRes poll for tomorrow’s Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror. Prince Charles is less favourably regarded, being only a little more popular than Boris Johnson, the highest-scoring politician on the list.
The poll puts Labour’s lead over the Conservatives at two points, the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 14 June 2014 at 7:31 pm

Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror. As well as asking people how they would vote in a general election, we have re-run the Favourability Index, asking whether people have a favourable or unfavourable view of leading politicians and, this week, three members of the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 14 June 2014 at 11:09 am

Barking Blondes: Local dog shows, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Local dog shows

The summer is here. As the sun shines dogs and their owners head to village fetes and markets

By | The Dog Blog | Saturday, 14 June 2014 at 6:00 am

The Kinnock Comparison, Eagle Eye

The Kinnock Comparison

Before last week’s Newark by-election slips into the quiz night and footnote retrieval system, it is worth noting again what a good result it was for David Cameron.
Everyone has pointed out – I did two Sundays ago – that it was the first time the Tories have held onto a seat while they are in government since [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 13 June 2014 at 10:02 pm

Pre-collections are collections too: last resorts from Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Balenciaga and JW Anderson, Fashion

Pre-collections are collections too: last resorts from Stella McCartney, Lanvin, Balenciaga and JW Anderson

Fashion is demanding. Especially now we’re working on a four-season system instead of two. That’s my take-away thus far from the pre-collections. Actually, let’s stop that ridiculous terminology straight away. If Nicolas Ghesquiere’s excellent show last month in Monaco proved anything, it was that pre-collections are collections too.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Friday, 13 June 2014 at 6:33 pm

The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Fig & Goats Cheese, Spanish Omelette Style, Dish of the Day

The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Fig & Goats Cheese, Spanish Omelette Style

Try this Spanish omelette with greens or a salad and it’s the perfect summer meal

By | Dish of the Day | Friday, 13 June 2014 at 5:00 pm

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