Archive for Culture
An increase in bizarre euphemisms has been sneaking up on an unsuspecting public in recent years. Mark Peters wrote the essential update. Published on BBC on January 27, 2017.
It is no exaggeration to say that Parsis, the Zoroastrians of India, take their food seriously - very seriously, report Parinaz Madan and Dinyar Patel on BBC on December 25, 2016.
Rishabh Banerji writes in India Times on February 19, 2016, that reading these listed profiles for matrimonials will make you feel very happy you're single. *) Shaadi means [...]
From the BBC series 'India on a Plate' - Bihar's famous litti are char-grilled flavour bombs, writes Justin Rowlatt. Published on BBC on July 22, 2016.
India on a plate: Jhaal muri is the king of street food snacks in Kolkata (Calcutta), reports Justin Rowlatt, published on BBC on July 8, 2016.
Outspoken and controversial well-known film director speaks on ‘invasion’ of privacy in gaming app and about his new film 'Snowden'. The Guardian, July 22, 2016
Fourth article in the BBC series 'India on a Plate', on the popularity of international and in particular Chinese food in India. Samar Halarnkar writes on BBC on June 27, 2014.
A documentary by well-known film producer Werner Herzog, notably 'Fitzcarraldo', and 'Aguirre, the Wrath of God', is part of a campaign by AT&T to raise awareness about smartphone [...]
Bishop’s Itchington, Westley Waterless: there is plenty to smile or snigger at on a map of the UK. But in fact, these names reveal a hidden – and fascinating – history. James [...]
Photographs of Peking, now known as Beijing, made by Thomas Child in the 1870s and 1880s are to go on show in London's Chinatown as part of Asian Art in London until November 15, [...]
In her brilliant and visionary new novel, 'The Heart Goes Last', Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test. Read this excerpt from her book, set in a near-future [...]