Posts tagged ‘Guardian’

March 14, 2014

Letters From a Prince

Prince Charles

Earlier this week the Guardian newspaper won a nine year court battle with the UK government in order to see letters sent by Prince Charles to UK ministers under the Freedom of Information Act.

The letters apparently show evidence of the prince lobbying senior government ministers to change policies that he is unhappy with.

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August 18, 2013

The Most Overpaid Apprentice in the World

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HRH Prince Charles, the world’s longest serving and most overpaid apprentice, has been making MPs nervous with his increasing desires to meddle in British politics.  The Guardian newspaper reported over the weekend that Prince Charles has seconded two of his staff to government offices, one was even in the cabinet! 

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July 11, 2013

Chipped Nails For Privacy

Triumph_Adler typewriter

The Guardian reported today that the Russian government has placed a new order for typewriters for its top secret correspondence.  Russia’s Federal Guard Service has sighted electronic data security concerns and believes that old fashioned pen and paper etc is the best way to stop spying.

Although ridiculed and being called old fashioned

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July 1, 2013

Snowden’s Snowballs

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If you were going to make the USA your biggest enemy, shhhurely you’d plan your travel arrangements a little better?  One way ticket to Mars anyone?

Edward Snowden’s grand whistleblowing revelations have not saved lives and were not super urgent so why did he not fly to a safe country before  making his announcements?  He could then skip along to the respective embassy that he would apply for asylum  and hey presto, relief and a new start while the USA initiated life-long legal proceedings for extradition.

Whilst Edward Snowden’s revelations have

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March 6, 2013

Eat Yourself to Life

Sardines escabeche

Lookin’ good!

We Brits will die before our European neighbours, so claims the latest research.  As we all know a healthy diet plays a big part towards our longevity.   The Mediterranean diet may well be wonderful but many Mediterranean breakfasts consist solely of black coffee and cigarettes.  Very healthy! 

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May 15, 2012

Heaven And Other Fairytales

Professor Stephen Hawking declared that heaven was a fairytale for people who are afraid of the dark and there is no such thing.  In an interview with The Guardian he also told us what we should do with ourselves

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May 2, 2012

Rich List Women

The top 5 women in the Sunday Times Rich List are said to be there by default, meaning that they are there through divorce or inheritance write Jane Martinson in the Guardian. In fact the 8th woman in the list, Dame Mary Perkins, founder of Specsavers, is the first woman to accumulate her fortune of £870million through her own business venture and is 84th on the overall list. Apparently, there are no men in the Sunday Times Rich List who have amassed a fortune through marriage or inheritance. What none of them have inherited a family business that their father built????

Martinson suggests that this is no triumph for feminism but I do beg to differ?

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March 29, 2012

Vampires,Yes, Black People? No way!

Is it easier to believe in Vampires than to believe some vampires may be black?  And is it even more of a stretch of our imaginations to believe lead actors in a vampire flick could be black?

The Hunger Games is on general release now and it has been the subject of much debate as fans of the book/comic in the USA showed disgust and complete incomprehension at the casting of some of the lead characters.  I’m not going to re-type some of the racist tweets and blog comments you can google it but I’m interested in other aspects of this:

Did racism go temporarily underground or have some people always thought racist things about roles given to ethnic minorities?  Only now, they have public platforms

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March 26, 2012

Collateral Damage and Compensation

You may have read about the alleged killing spree that Staff-Sergeant Robert Bales went on in Afghanistan killing seventeen people including women and children as they slept in their houses.

It is news today that the US government paid compensation to the remaining relatives of the deceased but it was news over the weekend

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March 8, 2012

Happy Anniversary Chatterjis

It’s International Women’s Day and our first anniversary!!!

So while Polly Tonybee in the Guardian today writes about it being the worst time in recent history for women in England and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown on BBC Radio heralds women, we would like to celebrate womanhood.

It has a been a great year talking to all you Chatterboxes. We have reached 29,709 views and submitted 544 posts covering some amazing subjects from women’s rights to philosophy, family to relationships, politics to literature, style to food. 

We thank you all for contributing to our vibrant blog and making The Chatterjis so successful.

We would welcome your thoughts and feedback on our blog and please continue to send us stories for our Daughtergate Diaries.

We are both looking forward to the year ahead and hope to bring your more chattering delights.

Bunty & Bubbly x

November 13, 2011

A Lovely Conversation

A lovely conversation between Kiran and Anita Desai was published in last week’s Guardian and I wanted to share it with you.

I have the Desai collection and have enjoyed the books, so am looking forward to Anita Desai’s new book “The Artist of Disappearance”.

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June 16, 2011

Masks Of Modernity

A global survey in the Guardian on Wednesday reported that India was the 4th worst country for women to be born into. A country rapidly developing into an economic superpower is deemed to be one of the most dangerous countries in the world due to the high levels of female infanticide and sex trafficking.

The survey was conducted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation to mark the launch of Trust Law, a website providing free legal advice to women’s groups across the world. Afghanistan was polled as the worst, with The Congo, Somalia and Pakistan all in the top 5.

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June 7, 2011

Arundhati Roy: Broken Republic

The danger behind Arundhati Roy’s new book, Broken Republic: Three Essays, was reported on in The Guardian online on Sunday. I read Simon Moss’s article with great interest to learn more about the woman who I have admired for many years.

Some call her a political activist, campaigner and Maoist ideologist, but from everything I have read about Roy, she defies all of these terms. She fights for the people whatever or whoever they are. She sees the world in a very different way to most of us and the ruin of natural habitat in the aim of progression is not part of her agenda.

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May 6, 2011

Bello Vito

A prequel to Godfather has been given the green light.  The new tale/movie will focus on Vito Corleone’s rise to Don status.  I don’t know about you but I am a huge Godfather fan and I think this is unnecessary.

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