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Journalists: Have we lost our Public Purpose?

I am often puzzled by the standard of journalism in the UK, with a reputable organisation, such as the BBC, and the Fleet Street historical press ties.

It occurs to me that there is a system in place, whereby journalists adopt a somewhat 'lazy' attitude and are over relying on 'ash washed' press releases, to formulate their news stories.

Graffiti: Picturesque or grotesque?

Should London adopt a zero-tolerance policy to graffiti? This question is one that sparks a lot of controversy and debating as there is a fine line between street art and graffiti; the former is defined as criminal, whilst the latter demands true acknowledgement into the art world.
Graffiti that promotes or depicts sexual, violent, or derogative images needs to be abolished; such work is simply insulting- not only to passers by- but to the street artists whose work truly is artistic and should not be tagged (no pun intended) with the unbefitting title of ‘graffiti.’

Historical Context Regarding the Juneteenth Celebration in the US

On June 19, 1865, Union Major-General Gordon Granger rode into Galveston, Texas and read General Orders No.3 to the people assembled in the town.

General Orders No. 3 stated:

Angelina Jolie and William Hague - Hate but don't rape?

How wonderful it has been to see a public attack on rape as lead by Angelina Jolie and Foreign Secretary William Hague. The context was rape and its use as a weapon of war. The 10th June 2014 saw the first of its kind, a world summit to highlight the utter abuse of women in war situations. Significantly, a call was made to reverse the misplaced sense of shame felt by women and ultimately, the summit launched a new international protocol setting-out new standards of behaviour.

Cliven Bundy: US Tax Dodger Hailed as US Right Wing Hero


For several weeks, Cliven Bundy, US Nevada cattle rancher, has occupied the Right Wing radio airwaves, the press, in print and electronic venues, as well as on network and cable news since his elevation to cause célèbre status among the conservative Right Wing of the Republican Party and the Fox Channel.

Understanding Putin's foreign policy

A lot going on in Ukraine, and talks of a new Cold war in in the air. However, the man behind this geopolitical storm, Vladimir Putin, is regarded as an enigma..."unhinged" by Europeans, especially Frau Merkel, and "cold and calculating" by US. 

 

In my new research paper, published in Nottingham Economic Review, Feb 2014 edition, I argue...Putin is just an old school Realist. 

 

Read the whole paper here

 

I look forward to your criticism and feedback!

Conference of world religions draws leaders

Faith leaders from all over the world gathered to discuss what role religion could play in establishing peace in society in a ‘Conference of World Religions.’

Around 500 delegates including faith leaders, politicians, government officials, academics and members of the diplomatic corps united to discuss ‘God in the 21st Century.’

Many senior guests were invited including, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Rt Hon Dominic Grieve MP, Archbishop Kevin Mc Donald, Sheikh Mofaq Tarif Leader of the Druze community of Israel and Umesh Sharma Chairman of the Hindu Council UK.

A rising talent: Rohan Biswas

Update : This post is also posted in my personal blog here.

Almost all of the readers of this following post will not be able to recognize the person in topic today. He is a local talent. Winning all the tournaments in his locality and the neighboring cities, he dreams of one day taking the table tennis world by storm. Although, there are some bits of information one can scratch from Google. But now that won't be necessary, because I just conducted a small interview with him. Here are just some specs of details followed by excerpts.

Would sex dolls help stop rape?

Rape crime is one of the most grilling problems in several underdeveloped and develping nations for various reasons contributed by their respective public and governments as well.

Your failures mustn't break you

Before anyone had ever heard of him, Jerry Seinfeld walked on stage at a comedy club, looked out at the audience and froze with fear. He was eventually booed and jeered off the stage.

Have you failed at something really big?  Maybe your business went broke or a marriage failed. Perhaps you took an important test and failed it with flying colors.

When you fail at something, it’s common to hunker down, to disappear from the scene until the shame of you failure fades. You need some time to lick your wounds, clean up the mess, and get over the humiliation of it all.

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