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Nina Wadia on breaking through & giving back to society

Grab an icepick, start climbing the ladder: Nina Wadia on breaking through & giving back to society Nina Wadia, who rose to fame in the 1990s with the iconic comedy sketch show ‘Goodness Gracious Me’, received an OBE for contributions to entertainment and charity in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2021. ‘ iGlobal’ caught up with the former ‘EastEnders’ star to hear about her life and achievements, and how she came to be one of the most pioneering Global Indians on British television, insp...
Tags: UK, London, Film, Life, China, India, Africa, US, Bbc, Canada, Albert Square, Leicester, Shakespeare, Oxford Street, Bombay, Cabinet Office


So many bowlers, such pink balls, highly questionable invincibility – Mop-up of the day

Welcome to Tuesday. Here are some things people may or may not want to talk about this Tuesday. England beat New Zealand fairly easily Heather Knight’s world champions hadn’t actually played a one-day international since December 2019, but they beat New Zealand in the first of three matches without too much trouble. Normally when a team gets bowled out for 178 the opposition hasn’t needed to resort to using too many bowlers, but England used seven – and all of them took a wicke...
Tags: UK, England, Australia, Sex, India, Bbc, New Zealand, County Cricket, Ahmedabad, Heather Knight, Billy Bowden, Oval Invincibles, Byley, Manchester Originals This


Emma Barnett: ‘Not being able to have a baby for two years took me to a very dark place’

The broadcaster on chewed pen lids, infertility and fantasies of gutting fish Born in Manchester, Emma Barnett, 36, began her eponymous show on BBC Radio 5 live in 2016 and won Radio Broadcaster of the Year 2018. She is a Newsnight presenter and last month became the main anchor on Woman’s Hour on Radio 4. She is married with a son and lives in London.What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?Impatience. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Media, Life and style, Bbc, Manchester, Radio 4, Radio industry, BBC Radio, Emma Barnett


Channel 4 showing the India v England Tests* and Mambo No.5 – Mop-up of the day

We’re very excited to discover what level of certainty we’ll hit today with regards to Channel 4 broadcasting the India v England series. At the time of writing, we’re still at “it is understood that” with no official word from the broadcaster and the unit of measurement for the countdown about to shift from days to hours. Lizzy Ammon reported in The Times that Rishi Persad would be presenting. Going off how he performed for a fortnight back in 2007, he’s okay. We saw another report t...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, Earth, Bbc, Alastair Cook, Times, Shane Warne, Nick Knight, Lizzy Ammon, Lou Bega, Dan Liebke, England Tests, Rishi Persad


The lost art of rest: How to relax

Even though our bodies and minds are begging for a break, modern culture has turned rest into a sin. So how can we catch a breath?I'll start by telling my own story. It will serve as proof that I represent one of the most severe deficits of contemporary society: I don't know how to rest. However, it also shows that each of us is the best healer of our own exhaustion and can find a way to deep rest. The path is simple to walk, but hard to enter. Especially now, when an urbanized civilization forc...
Tags: Work, Motivation, England, London, Rihanna, Life, Happiness, US, Research, Bbc, Atlantic, Paddington, Work-life balance, Innovation, Cornwall, Vietnam


"Another big issue is his lack of interest in me in other ways. He can monologue for hours about politics, culture, social issues, and..."

"... he rants like a combination of Grandpa Simpson and Archie Bunker about anyone under age 40, but when it comes to anything I’m up to, or how he or I are feeling? Crickets. I’m actually keeping a list of things he’d rather do than, well, me. The list is pretty depressing. I am less desirable than playing Windows Solitaire or watching BBC detective shows and The Seventh Seal (I’m less desirable to my husband than an overwrought, depressing Swedish movie, FML)."  From "My Husband Won’t Have S...
Tags: Marriage, Law, Sex, Bbc, Simpson, Ingmar Bergman, Archie Bunker, Ann Althouse, New York Magazine If


Baking?

Perfume PosseBaking? I stopped watching The Great British Bake Off when it moved from the BBC and Mary Berry et al left. I realise that is probably silly, but I feel like Paul Hollywood was the least of the programme. I do… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseBaking?
Tags: Bbc, Beauty, Paul Hollywood, Perfume Reviews, Mary Berry et al


Barbara Blake-Hannah: how Britain’s first black female TV reporter was forced off our screens

In the 60s, long before Trevor McDonald and Moira Stuart became household names, a 26-year-old from Jamaica was a regular on the news. Then the racist letters and calls startedIn 2008, Barbara Blake-Hannah sat down to write a letter of admonishment to the Guardian. “I must put history right,” she wrote, explaining that a poster issued by the paper was incorrect. It contained, she noted, the common misconception that Trevor McDonald was the first Black person to report the news on British TV afte...
Tags: Media, Race, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Bbc, BBC News, Culture, Britain, Television & radio, Television industry, Jamaica, Shirley Bassey, Itn, Express


The pioneering lawyer who fought for women’s suffrage in India

Amid the pandemic gloom, it is easy to forget that the year 2020 marks an important anniversary for women’s rights. In the US, it has been 100 years since women cast their votes for the first time. A century ago in the United Kingdom, the first female law students were admitted to the Inns of Court. At Lincoln’s Inn in London, one of those students, Mithan Lam, was an Indian. In 1924, she became the first woman to be allowed to practise law in the Bombay High Court, shattering one of the thickes...
Tags: England, London, Supreme Court, Life, India, US, San Francisco, History, Bbc, Britain, United Kingdom, Lincoln, Kashmir, Lse, Bombay, Tata


Corona trifft Frauen härter: noch mehr unbezahlte Arbeit zu Hause

Jüngere Untersuchungen der UN Women, einer Organisation der Vereinten Nationen, haben ergeben, dass Frauen aufgrund des Coronavirus jetzt noch mehr Zeit mit Kindererziehung und Hausarbeit verbringen. Daten aus 38 Ländern weltweit zeigen an, dass Frauen die Hauptlast für zusätzliche Kinderbetreuung und häusliche Pflichten tragen, die auf die Pandemie zurückzuführen sind. Bereits vor der Coronakrise leisteten Frauen international gesehen schon erheblich mehr unbezahlte Arbeit im Haushalt al...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Usa, China, Bbc, Un, Ghana, Zeit, Hause, Zahl, Frankreich, Frauen, Vereinigten Königreich, Ländern, Pandemie, Arbeit zu Hause


27 photos of some of the most adorable dogs to live in the White House

President Barack Obama and his dog Bo were very close. Getty Dogs are the most popular pet for a president to have during his time in the White House. President Donald Trump broke the presidential tradition when he didn't bring a dog into the White House, saying after two years in office that he would feel "a little phony doing so." President-elect Joe Biden is poised to reset the tradition of dogs in the Executive Mansion with his two German shepherds, one of whom would be the first shelt...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Dogs, Washington Post, Washington, Life, White House, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Bbc, Features, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan


Vacuum cleaner billionaire James Dyson sold Singapore's most expensive penthouse for $47 million — that's $7 million less than what he paid for it a year ago

Tristan Fewings/BFC/Getty Images for BFC James Dyson, the billionaire inventor of the Dyson vacuum cleaner, sold Singapore's most-expensive penthouse to infotech billionaire Leo Koguan, Singapore's Business Times reported. Dyson sold it for $47 million — 13% less than the $54 million he paid for it in July 2019. The penthouse occupies the top three storeys of Singapore's tallest building, the 64-floor Guoco Tower in Tanjong Pagar. It is spread across three floors and boasts a swimming poo...
Tags: Real Estate, Life, Singapore, US, Trends, House Prices, Bbc, Britain, Billionaires, Property Prices, James Dyson, Dyson, Cnbc, Brexit, Billionaire, Shark Tank


Super-Fertility: Was ist das & warum kann sie zu Fehlgeburten führen?

Wenn du gerade versuchst, schwanger zu werden, dann denkst du bestimmt, extrem fruchtbar zu sein wäre eine gute Sache. Das klingt schließlich so, als wäre das Kinderkriegen dann ein echtes Kinderspiel, oder? Ganz so einfach ist das allerdings nicht. Mit dem Begriff „Super-Fertility“ (manchmal auch „Hyperfertility“ genannt) wird ein Gesundheitszustand beschrieben, der bisher noch nicht offiziell diagnostizierbar ist. Dabei ist die Gebärmutterschleimhaut der betroffenen Person hochempfänglich, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Bbc, Welt, Seite, Ganz, Aber, Hilfe, Sorgen, PCO, Viele, Umfeld, Dabei, Konsequenz, Fehlgeburt, Mehr Informationen


Former Elite model agency boss investigated over rape allegations

French prosecutors look into complaints from former BBC journalist and three ex-modelsFrench prosecutors have opened an investigation into Gerald Marie, the former European boss of the Elite model agency, over allegations of rape, including of a minor.It follows a complaint against Marie, the ex-husband of the supermodel Linda Evangelista, from a former BBC journalist and claims of abuse by three ex-models, the Paris prosecutor’s office said. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, France, World news, Bbc, Paris, Linda Evangelista, Marie, Gerald Marie


You can watch (and rewatch) the whole of the Bob Willis Trophy final for free – including rain delays

The Bob Willis Trophy final between Somerset and Essex is taking place this week. There were only 44 overs yesterday, but that’s okay because it’s a five-day game. The big news is that you can watch it. Sky Sports, the England and Wales Cricket Board and the BBC are all streaming it for free. Play starts at 10.30am each day. Sky have actually left the whole day’s play on their YouTube channel, so you can watch it in its entirety if you wish – including when they cut to this image for hou...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Bbc, Pakistan, Essex, Somerset, County Cricket, Bob Willis, Wales Cricket Board, Bob Willis Trophy, North Group Maybe, Surrey Related


Akon, the pop star behind hits like 'Smack That,' is masterminding a $6 billion smart city in Senegal backed by a shadowy investor. Inside Akon City, where life will be funded by 'Akoin' and the singer hopes to reinvent his legacy.

Akon doesn't want his legacy to be "Smack That." KE International; Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Akon is moving forward with plans to build a $6 billion sustainable smart city in Senegal called Akon City. The Senegalese American singer said the 2,000-acre futuristic metropolis would include a luxury resort, condos, offices, a hospital, a stadium, and an artificial-intelligence data center. Residents will pay for everything with his c...
Tags: Google, New York, Hollywood, Life, New York City, Africa, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Senegal, Spain, Barcelona, Bbc, Getty Images, Bitcoin


8th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress 2023: London is calling! Spotlight on Youth Organisers

With the 8th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress (8WZYC) 2023 being hosted by the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe (ZTFE) in the United Kingdom (UK) in Summer 2023, a dedicated team of youth volunteers have already commenced early groundwork to start planning and organising this momentous event. As part of a series of articles, we will be sharing the insights and visions of our 8WZYC organising team. Article by Shazneen Munshi, Venue Coordinator, 8WZYC For those of you who may not ...
Tags: UK, London, Congress, Life, Los Angeles, Bbc, New Zealand, Buckingham Palace, King, Community Service, Hogwarts, World Service, United Kingdom UK, Freddie, Zarathushti, Congress Committee


Guy Raz — Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs, The Story of ‘How I Built This,’ Overcoming Anxiety and Depression, and More (#462)

Illustration via 99designs “There is a natural skepticism that you develop as a journalist, which I think is important. But oftentimes that develops into cynicism.” — Guy Raz Guy Raz (@guyraz) is the Michael Phelps of podcasting. He’s the creator and host of the popular podcasts How I Built This, Wisdom from the Top, and The Rewind and the co-creator of the acclaimed podcasts TED Radio Hour and Wow in the World, a children’s program. He’s received the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Daniel...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, California, Washington Post, Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle, Beck, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Catalonia, Bbc, Mental Health, Depression, Harvard, George Orwell, New York Times


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are already worth at least $30 million — and none of that money belongs to the crown

Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped back from royal duties at the beginning of the year. The decision made it so they no longer receive money from the crown through the "sovereign grant" and are both eligible to earn a professional income. Now, they're positioned to build a billion-dollar brand. They've settled in Los Angeles and just founded their own production company and signed a multiyear deal with Netflix. Even without those developments, the...
Tags: Post, UK, Washington Post, Life, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Ap, Bbc, Features, Netflix, New York Times, Cambridge, Prince Charles, Cornwall, Diana


Meet the 15 richest people in Asia, who are collectively worth more than $500 billion

Even with a net worth of $58.1 billion, Alibaba's Jack Ma is only the second-richest person in Asia. Sean Gallup/Getty Images The 15 richest people from Asia in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes Billionaires List are collectively worth more than $500 billion.Some of the billionaires occupying the top rank are self-made and built their fortunes through tech empires, like Jack Ma, who founded Alibaba Group, China's largest e-commerce company. Others inherited wealth from their f...
Tags: Google, Photos, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Money, Microsoft, Life, China, Singapore, India, Trends, Bloomberg, Bbc, Features, Overwatch


Michaela Coel isn't buying anything new next month. Are you?

From Chewing Gum to I May Destroy You, the writer and actor has carved out a groove as a true original. Who better to convince us all to shop secondhand?Michaela Coel could be wearing anything she wanted, right now. As the star and creator of I May Destroy You, the BBC drama that became a water cooler hit even in a summer without water coolers, Coel is the hottest property in town. Any fashion designer would jump at the chance to dress her. But today she is enthusing over a time-pummelled black ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Environment, Life and style, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Vogue, Oxfam, Versace, Ripley, Batley, Arabella, Jaeger, Rita Hayworth, Bananarama


Why Dom Sibley’s bowling deserves the very best commentary

Dom Sibley’s first-class bowling average is 67.75. The remarkable thing about this is that it means he has taken a wicket – four of them, to be precise. On the fifth day of an intolerably moist match against Pakistan, Dom Sibley had his first bowl in Test cricket. He bowled one over. He did not take a wicket. It’s safe to say that Sibley the bowler is not in the James Vince class and he is certainly no Gary Ballance. His output has rather more in common with Alastair Cook’s round-a...
Tags: England, Sex, France, Bbc, Pakistan, Ipl, Alastair Cook, Gary Ballance, Napoleon, James Vince, Sibley, Atherton, Michael Atherton, Rob Key, Dom Sibley, Isa Guha


Davos 2021 is postponed — here's what you need to know about the invitation-only conference that brings billionaires together with business and political leaders at a Swiss ski resort

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a panel discussion during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The World Economic Forum (WEF) postponed its annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland from January 2021 to "early next summer."Countless business leaders, 53 heads of state, and a handful of celebrities attended last year's meeting, and the program featured big names including President Trump, ...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Politics, Greece, Cbs News, Life, Finance, Angela Merkel, US, Trends, Bbc, Davos, United States, Hawaii, New York Times, Billionaires


Behold the rich tapestry of emotions when Stuart Broad dropped yet another catch off Jimmy Anderson but then ran the batsman out

If England’s 2020 Test summer is remembered for anything, it will not be for the return of BBC highlights, Ben Stokes doing absolutely everything against the West Indies or the bizarre sights and sounds of matches played without crowds. No, if England’s 2020 Test summer is remembered for anything it will be for when Stuart Broad dropped an absolute dolly off Jimmy Anderson and then ran the batsman out. There was an awful lot going on here. An awful, awful lot. Let’s set the scene Ji...
Tags: England, Sex, Bbc, Pakistan, Stuart Broad, Jimmy Anderson, West Indies, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, James Anderson, Anderson, Rory Burns, Jonathan Trott, Crawley, Jimmy, Riverdance


Art of Persia: Time to question Alexander’s Eurocentric history

Cyrus, a declared Zoroastrian and follower of the single god Ahura Mazda is mentioned in several instances in the Old Testament. Article by Farrukh Dhondy | Asian Age OF CABBAGES AND KINGS “Rhyming is the occupation of foolsLanguage and music have so many other toolsBut Bachchoo, you, in this foolishness are stuckYou can’t even find a rhyme for –that last line….”— From Pardesi Paradox by Bachchoo Many of you, gentle readers, know that this column is named after a verse from Lewis Carroll. The ...
Tags: Life, Jerusalem, Iran, Bbc, Oliver Stone, Cambridge, Lewis Carroll, Hitler, Goa, Ali, Derek, Alexander, Persia, Cyrus, Samira, Darius


Parsis in Hong Kong: what’s the secret behind their growing population?

Twelve years ago, Homyar Nasirabadwala was working as an accountant in his hometown of Mumbai, India, when he came across a job advert in a Parsi magazine seeking a full-time dasturji, a Zoroastrian priest. Already ordained in doctrines dating back to antediluvian Persia that influenced essential principles of Judaism and Christianity, Nasirabadwala figured it might be time for a change, so after 11 years of number-crunching service at Shapoorji Pallonji & Co, he applied online. Article by Rhea ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Congress, Life, China, India, Los Angeles, Bbc, Beijing, United States, New York Times, Paris, Hsbc, Shanghai, Jordan, Nigel


How are you finding the fake crowd noise during the lockdown Tests? This sound engineer reckons they could be doing a lot more with it

With no fans allowed inside cricket grounds due to the coronavirus crisis, Sky Sports and Test Match Special have been broadcasting fake crowd noise for atmosphere. Could they be doing a better job with this? Crowd noise is very important in cricket. It’s important for atmosphere, obviously, but it can also help you follow the game. If you’re in the next room, making a brew, a crowd roar can alert you that something significant has just taken place. (At this point we can’t help but reprise ...
Tags: England, Sex, Bbc, Pope, Bob, Matthew, Stokes, Barmy Army, Extras, Vic, Blackwood, CTV, Matthew Hayden, EA Sports FIFA, Tiswas


SHEIN: Der Onlineshop entschuldigt sich für den Verkauf der Hakenkreuz-Kette

Nur vier Tage nachdem die Fast-Fashion-Brand SHEIN auf Twitter für den Verkauf von muslimischen Gebetsteppichen als Heimdekor kritisiert wurde, empört das Unternehmen gleich darauf mit einem weiteren Artikel, der auf der Website verkauft wurde, das Internet. Dieses Mal handelte es sich um eine Hakenkreuz-Halskette. Die Halskette, die für 2,50 Dollar (2,20 Euro) angeboten wurde, ist mittlerweile aus dem Sortiment genommen worden – aber erst nachdem Influencer*innen wie Marissa Casey Gro...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Usa, India, Bbc, Hinduism, Bild, Shein, Grossman, Sonne, Weise, Dann, Marke, Donnerstag, Verbindung, Dominanz


BBC2 Test highlights: First impressions

Tonight was the first episode of the BBC’s new Test highlights show. It’s called Today at the Test, which is a great name (although given today’s rain and its 45-minute running time, this first one should probably have been called Today at the Test Plus Quite a Bit of Other Stuff.) It’s early days, but it’s immediately obvious that they’ve got some simple yet important things correct. If you missed the 7pm start time, you could bring it up on the iPlayer and click ‘watch from start’It wa...
Tags: England, Cook, Sex, Bbc, Bangladesh, Alastair Cook, Michael Vaughan, West Indies, Geoffrey Boycott, Vaughan, Mitchell, Carlos Brathwaite, Phil Tufnell, Isa Guha, Cricket media, Alison Mitchell Michael Vaughan


The Grand Old Man of India who became Britain’s first Asian MP

How was an Indian elected to the British Parliament in 1892? What relevance could this historical event have for us today? Dadabhai Naoroji (1825-1917) is an unfamiliar name these days. Yet, aside from being the first Asian to sit in the House of Commons, he was also the most important leader in India before Mahatma Gandhi, as well as being an anti-racist and anti-imperialist of global significance. Article By Dinyar Patel | Historian | BBC Now, more than ever, amidst various global crises, ...
Tags: UK, London, Life, India, History, Bbc, Britain, Ireland, South Africa, House Of Commons, Karl Marx, Parliament, Bombay, Great Britain, Holborn, British Parliament



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