Mango: king of all fruits

A particular fruit is designated as the national fruit of a country when it fulfills some key fundamental requirements. It must represent a powerful facet of the cultural attributes that a country wants to convey to the world. 

Bundle of joy

Her Majesty the Queen again became a great-grand mother this month. Our congratulations to her on the birth of her great grand son, Rys Evans Mountbatten. We must concede that the baby has taken birth with a silver spoon in his mouth. He will have every happiness that life has to offer. 

I was disgusted to hear that Ron Thomson has no regrets about killing 5,000 elephants and 50 hippos. His reasoning is that he is controlling the population of these majestic animals. Who, I wonder,  gave him the God-given right to eliminate...

India is a vast, varied and a highly populated country and therefore our problems are also deep routed and complex that cannot be easily tackled. It is however heartening to know how the new generation of celebrities that include the Bollywood...

At one time English people were known as keen gardeners. When we first came here in mid-sixties, there were hardly any Asians, even in the East End where we first landed, bought our first home and settled down. Naturally our neighbours on both...

It is really sad to see the way Brexit is heading. There is no agreement in the cabinet, in Tory membership and parliamentarians, with the Brexiteers,  ERG, DUP and Labour party. Theresa May is digging a hole deeper and deeper into a black hole...

On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom invoked Article 50 of the treaty on European Union (EU), which began the member state’s withdrawal, commonly known as the Brexit, from the EU. Article 50 of the treaty on EU states that any member state can...

Now that the time for Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), is fast approaching, there are still uncertainities surrounding the whole issue and people are talking of a second referundum. Since there are concerns about our exit from the...

I vividly remember good, old days when we first landed on these shores in late sixties. Traditionally East End was first port of call for new arrivals, whether they were Jews fleeing persecution in Germany and Russia or refugees fleeing divested...

It would a great disappointment for many if Brexit doesn’t happen. Theresa May’s sincere and tireless efforts to honour the result of referendum despite lack of cooperation and challenges from fellow MPs are commendable. Failing to deliver on...

It is indeed heart rendering to watch news on our TV about sufferings people have to endure in a so-called land of plenty, especially in London, a city so often referred as one of the richest city in the world. It is a misconception beyond belief,...



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