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 history. Where now are those twin pillars of the 20... 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... 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 jubilation, sadness to fear, incomprehension to indi... Read More...