Damehood for Kristin Scott Thomas

Kristin Scott Thomas Honour: Damehood for services to drama Quote: “I thought someone was playing a trick. But it’s true apparently, and I am thrilled, astonished and worried that I might suddenly wake up.”     Dame Kristin Scott Thomas

Viagra developer Dr Simon Campbell Knighted!

Dr Simon Campbell  ‘Father of Viagra’,  started and oversaw research on Viagra while working for the drug company Pfizer. Dr Campbell was associated with three new drugs during his 26-year stint at Pfizer, all aimed at treating high blood pressure.The last one turned out to have a valuable side effect because it improved blood flow to…

CBE for comedy actress Meera syal

CBE for comedy actress Meera Syal Wolverhampton-born actress and writer Meera Syal has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours. Meera receives a CBE for her services to drama and literature. The 53-year-old is familiar to TV audiences for her comedy roles in BBC Television Goodness Gracious Me and The Kumars at No 42,…

Joan Collins becomes a Dame

Actress Joan Collins becomes a dame The 81-year-old actress Joan Collins renowned for her ageless glamour and her portrayal of powerfully bitchy Alexis Carrington in US soap Dynasty, which brought her international fame in the 1980s. Born in London in 1933, started her stage debut at nine, the daughter of a Jewish South African-born theatrical…

Knighthood for Veteran Actor John Hurt

      John Hurt receives a knighthood  in New Year Honours   Veteran Actor John Hurt who had played Caligula, Jesus Christ and Doctor Who in the last six decades – receives a Knighthood in the New Year Honours. His idiosyncratic, raucous voice have kept him in demand for lead as well as character…

Christine: voice of Babe and /chuckie dies at 51

Christine voice of Babe and Chuckie, dies at 51 Christine Cavanaugh, voice of Babe and Chukie in Nickelodeon’s has died aged 51 on 22nd December 2014 in Utah. She began small characters in TV shows like “ Cheers” and Gosalyn Mallard’s Darkwing Duck. . Her prolific acting, providing the voices of dozens of cartoon characters…

Digital text books for Indian schools in Kerala

Students at Government Upper Primary School Vellayil West in Kozhikode. Photo: S. Ramesh   Kerala on the South West Malabar Coast 15000 Square miles, has the highest literacy rate among the states of India and topped the Education Development Index (EDI) among 21 major states in India. More than 94% of the rural population has…

Travel misery for thousands of Christmas travellers from London

London’s King’s Cross and Paddington  which had already been the source of chaos on 27th December 2014, when the track maintenance work overrun, as a result of deploying wrong equipment, and multiple failure of track laying equipment. It is disgraceful that the Operator East Coast was given only 12hours notice on boxing day that both…