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Uber taxi rape displays India’s social and institutional flaws, Eagle Eye

Uber taxi rape displays India’s social and institutional flaws

When the international Uber taxi hire firm opened in India last year, it was seen as a potentially efficient and easily accessible alternative to creaky unreliable rivals cabs. That image was shattered late last Friday evening when an Uber driver allegedly raped a young woman in Delhi.
This demonstrated how little has changed since rapes hit [...]

By | Eagle Eye, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 8 December 2014 at 1:20 pm

Head to head: Recondite and Scuba talk physical training and music, Music

Head to head: Recondite and Scuba talk physical training and music

Recondite and Scuba are two very prominent names within the techno business. Recondite once juggled making music and performing live with his job as a personal trainer, finding the discipline of his vocation highly beneficial to his musical endeavours. While Scuba was actually one of Recondite’s clients so I thought it would be interesting to [...]

By | Music | Sunday, 7 December 2014 at 9:30 am

Barking Blondes: Dog trainers, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Dog trainers

Social network is no stranger to hoaxes, and this week there was an alarming hoax post stating that the dog trainer, Cesar Milan, had died. Let us state here, he is alive and well and so is his gorgeous dog Junior.
As with any hoax, its impossible to discover who is responsible. However, since we have [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 7 December 2014 at 6:00 am

Club To Club Interviews (Part 2): Axel Boman, Music

Club To Club Interviews (Part 2): Axel Boman

Here’s the second in my series of interviews conducted at Club To Club Festival in Turin, Italy. This time around I chat with Axel Boman, a Swedish artist who performed at the event with his sometime partner in crime, John Talabot, as Talaboman…
To start with, how many times have you performed as Talaboman with John [...]

By | Music | Friday, 5 December 2014 at 5:14 pm

Friday Book Design Blog: The Ariel Poems, and other seasonal pamphlets, Arts

Friday Book Design Blog: The Ariel Poems, and other seasonal pamphlets

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas! This time last year I recommended Little Toller as a publisher whose books make great presents – classic nature writing done up in large, handsome new paperback editions, all with quite lovely jacket illustrations. (They’ve produced at least two great original books this year, too: Adam Thorpe’s monograph On Silbury Hill, and [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 5 December 2014 at 11:56 am

The Reluctant Vegetarian: Winter Spelt Spinach Tagliatelle with Chestnut Pesto and Greens, Dish of the Day

The Reluctant Vegetarian: Winter Spelt Spinach Tagliatelle with Chestnut Pesto and Greens

This is a great way to use seasonal produce to create a hearty comforting meat-free meal. The earthiness from the chestnuts and greens works so nicely alongside the tart physalis fruit and vibrant pesto. This is pasta with a difference and worth a try.
Preparation Time – 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time – 10-12minutes
Feeds 4-6
Ingredients

250g Spelt spinach tagliatelle [...]

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 4 December 2014 at 9:04 am

Her Outdoors: Boundary commission, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: Boundary commission

Round our neck of the woods, everyone seems to be having a basement fix-up or a loft conversion. The reason I know this is because on every block on every street there is a skip containing a lot of junk of little use to anyone – apart from, if you’re renovating your beds at your [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 at 10:21 pm

The Joshua Nolan Foundation: Depression and Nightlife, Music

The Joshua Nolan Foundation: Depression and Nightlife

Depression and anxiety are issues that affect everybody at some point in their lives, to varying degrees. Speaking from my own experience, they are often debilitating and, at best, inhibiting in many facets of life – in particular the nightlife industry; clubs, parties, after-parties – the social events that form the foundation of the business [...]

By | Music | Wednesday, 3 December 2014 at 10:55 am

Children’s book blog – Ask the illustrator: Rebecca Cobb, Arts

Children’s book blog – Ask the illustrator: Rebecca Cobb

Rebecca Cobb is a Cornwall-based illustrator and author whose work has been twice shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal, most recently for Paper Dolls, a collaboration with Julia ‘ The Gruffalo’ Donaldson. I spoke to her about the benefits of words v pictures, her blissful work-from-home lifestyle and how to break into children’s book illustration.
When [...]

By | Arts | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 at 9:16 am

After 30 years (tonight), little hope for Union Carbide’s Bhopal victims and contamination, Battle of Ideas

After 30 years (tonight), little hope for Union Carbide’s Bhopal victims and contamination

BHOPAL: India’s central government and the state government of Madhya Pradesh are in denial over the scale of the tragedy that occurred 30 years ago (right) when at least 5,000 people died here in a devastating Union Carbide gas leak that has caused continuing ill health for some 500,000. Neither government has even begun to deal [...]

By | Battle of Ideas, The Foreign Desk | Tuesday, 2 December 2014 at 9:07 am

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