Posts tagged ‘Festival’

May 8, 2013

Opening Night With Michael Palin

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The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature got off to a roaring start by hosting an audience with the wonderfully charming Michael Palin at the Commonwealth Club, London.

Palin was launching a new book, The Truth, excitingly his first foray into fiction. The audience, however, were keen to grill him about his travels. He handled everyone’s question with the same wit and eloquence that we are used to seeing on screen, even though surely he must have been asked some of these questions thousands of times.  Palin had us all captivated

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November 27, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

The world’s most expensive Christmas tree.

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October 23, 2012

Happy Navratri

For those celebrating this wonderful Hindu festival, Happy Navratri.

Simply translated as “nine nights”, the festival is dedicated to female goddesses. It is celebrated twice a year; at the beginning of Summer and Winter as Hindus consider these times as important junctures in climate change and solar influence.

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June 16, 2011

Taste of London

For food lovers everywhere, Taste of London has begun. It is a three day festival, from 16th to 19th June, celebrating the cuisines and chefs of London all at Regent’s Park.

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April 14, 2011

Vaisakhi Neigbourhood Watch

Sunrise Radio, a dedicated South Asian station, warned Vaisakhi celebrators to watch their houses and burglars prey. Whist there is no conclusive evidence, it was suggested that Asians were robbing Asians.

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April 1, 2011

Mother’s Day Wish List

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday and as this is a forum for women, it is only appropriate to acknowledge mothers everywhere and create our own wish lit.

However, before I give you my wish list I wanted to share this statistic with you as it made me laugh.

“29% of Mums work full-time”.

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