League of London’s billionaires

Caroline Knowles delves into London’s plutocrat’s paradise with more resident billionaires than New York, Hong Kong, or Moscow. Far from trickling down, their wealth is burning up the environment and swallowing up the city. Knowles walks the streets of London from the City to suburban Surrey Via Kensington, Notting Hill, Mayfair, and elsewhere. Her walks…

Stolen Recipes book

Alice Urbach was an Austrian Jewish cookery writer and teacher who had her own cooking school in Vienna, although she was forced to flee to England in 1938. Her younger son was imprisoned in Dachau, and her older son, having emigrated to the United States, became an intelligence officer in the struggle against the Nazis.…

Calls for boycott of Russia grows

McDonald’s and Coca Cola are very complicated multinational businesses, that have been criticised on social media for failing to speak out about the attacks and invasion of Ukraine, and continuing to operate in the country. Coca-Cola even has bottling plants in Russia and is not easy to pull out of Russia. Netflix and Levi’s have…

New Outbreak in the UK from Lassa fever, one dead

Health officials confirmed the first death from Lassa fever, an animal-borne, or zoonotic, acute viral illness in the UK,  as three cases have been reported this week in the UK. Experts have said the Lassa virus is not transmitted via airborne infection but through contact with bodily fluids of an infected person. Lassa Haemorrhagic fever…

Cost of living to go up!

Pictures R Nair Chancellor Rishi Sunak is in talks with Bank of England to head off the “cost of living cataclysm” as interest rates lift to 0.5%, from 0.1 per cent in December. Higher interest rates make borrowing more expensive, higher mortgage costs, higher gas bills and harder choices during grocery shopping. Some lenders raised…

Avocado a day keeps you healthy

Avocado fruit, with low sugar content, but rich in nutrients like monounsaturated fatty acids which tastes like butter, is eaten as smoothies, ice cream. The scientific name of Avocado is Persia Americana originated in southern Mexico and Colombia about seven thousand years ago. If one takes avocado daily it is good for heart and increases…

Flavours

Karimeen from the backwaters of Kerala flavoured by the sweetness of the freshwater and saltiness of the seawater, smeared in garam masala,  shallow fried in coconut oil with 2 table spoons of ginger past,  1 table spoon of red chilli powder and black pepper powder, 1 table spoon of lemon juice and half a table…

Aaray Collective wins the Turner Prize for Irish pub with banners

Array Collective, a Belfast-based activist group have won the prestigious Turner Prize 2021, after they beat four other collectives to take the £25, 000 prize money. Their works,  a mock Irish pub adorned  in banners supporting reproductive rights and protesting against conversion therapy. The Judges praised the group for highlighting social and political issues in…

Inflation rises to 4.2 per cent

UK inflation rate rises at highest in a decade at 4.2 per cent in October, amid fears over Covid recovery. Th jump, driven largely by rising fuel and energy costs, which puts further pressure on households across the UK. Demand for gas is pushing up energy prices worldwide, recovering from Covid pandemic. The shortages of…