The portrayal of love and loss

O’Farrell’s novel begins in 1598, with Hamnet discovering his twin sister Judith has taken sick and searching for someone to help her, not realising his own illness was beyond cure, An emotionally devastating account of bard’s only son. Hamnet is inspired by the son of famous playwright and the story of the bond between the…

Will China soon usurp the US as the world’s supreme power?

  Kishore Mahbubani,  a former president of the UN Security Council  (Jan 2001, May 2002), a scholar and diplomat with unrivaled access to policymakers in Beijing and Washington, has given us a definitive guide to the deep fault lines in the relationship and assessing the risk of any confrontation, and an honest appraisal of the…

“Salt-licked winds” and life of Cornwall’s fishing community

Lamorna Ash’s evocative, lyrical and profound memoir of a Cornish fishing village community in Newlyn, the largest working fishing port in Britain and highlights the meditation on the soul of a place in the face of globalisation. #Twenty-Two-year-old Londoner Ash,  found gutting fish is a messy business as she was onboard 79ft beam trawler dipping…

Poetry while self-isolating

  Emily Dickinson’s poetry is apt for lockdown when most of us might be craving for the succour of a natural world, which at least for now remains off-limits. “Hope” is the thing with feathers- That perches in the soul- And sings the tune without the words- And never stops- at all- And sweetest- in…

Mercedes F1 team to make CPAP, a breathing aid without ventilator

Forty of the new devices have been delivered to ULCH and to three other London hospitals, as it goes on trials. If the trials go well 1000 of the CPAP machines can be produced per day by Mercedes-AMG-HPP beginning in a week’s time. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has already given the…

Productivity-enhancing wonder drug

Would you believe coffee, the world’s most popular drug is an indispensable part of daily life for billions of people around the world – one of the most valuable commodities in the history of global capitalism? In1896 March, an American graduate did a strange contraption – “ glass cage” in fact a copper chamber, seven…

How Cold War was won by soft power

The Human Factor a penetrating detailed analysis of the role of political leadership in the cold war’s ending by Emeritus professor of politics Archie Brown. From March 1985 to December 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev helped to transform Russia into a society freer than at any time in its 1000-year-old history, by putting relations between Moscow  and…

Samsung battles Apple and Sony to dominate the world of technology

Samsung the South Korean electronics group dynasty overtook  Apple as the biggest profit generator in the second quarter of 2017 as Economist and Wall Street JOunrl Journalist, Geoffrey Cain highlights part of  genius of Samsung’s  business model” and reveals an explosive expose of one of the biggest and most secretive companies  in the world, as Samsung…