I’m the King of the Commonwealth…!

I don’t know Mummy, first it was Obama and now it’s my own daughter-in-law they want. Anyone but me... I couldn’t help but be amused by the Guardian’s recent report on the meeting in London for Commonwealth le... Read More...

The Magus & the Educator

Now that we are well into the second decade of the new millennium we get a clearer idea of what is important; what we will be bringing into the new century as essential building blocks as the old recedes into h... Read More...

Extra Virgin or Greasy Harlot?

The olive has been with us for some 8,000 years. Its oil has been a treasured culinary companion around the Mediterranean basin for most of that time. In the past 40 years olive oil’s appeal has gone global. So much so that there is now a shortage and prices h... Read More...
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Cuba braces itself for a second US invasion

The poor in Cuba are very, very poor, but it does not feel like a country blighted by poverty – not, for example, like India, where I live. People have suffered a repressive political regime with a virtuall... Read More...

Globalisation: Is BREXIT the Tipping Point?

The decision when it came was a shock. Surprisingly, to people all over the world, not just to the British and Europeans directly affected. Reactions, depending upon where you stood, ranged from anger to ju... Read More...

Out of China – Scariest Superbug of All hits US

A superbug discovered last November originating in Southern China threatens to overwhelm modern medicine within a few decades causing bacterial infection to become - once again, the leading cause of death in the world, has quickly spread internationally. Unles... Read More...
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Differences between Westerners and Easterners

Asia contains literally four billion people. So it’s kind of weird that every time I visit the West, people say: “You’re from Asia? I met a guy from there once; I wonder if you know him?” What’s even more we... Read More...