Exposé of women’s intimate lives

When Slimani went to promote her best selling novel Adele, about a woman addicted to sex, in Morocco, she did not expect to receive a reaction, as he encountered young people keen to discuss the sexual themes her novel raised, women were eager to share personal stories about their struggles with social restrictions. Slimani ensemble…

Goal of a society must be happiness

Richard Layard founder and former director of the centre for Economic performance at the London School of Economics,   forget the GDP, we need to focus on trust, relationships and our mental health in nutshell it is about happiness, after looking across 3,096 USD counties that participated the 2016 US election, votes for Trump were better…

Curiosity is essential to listening

New York Times contributor Kate Murphy, reveals countless conversations she had had with everyone from priests to CIA interrogators, focus group moderators to bartenders and proves how only by listening well can we truly connect with others. Listening has the potential to transform our relationships and our working lives improve our self-knowledge and increase our…

Governing Trump’s way

Trump administration is the leakiest administration since the Founding Fathers created parchment, much of what happens behind the scenes in nearly real-time accompanied by the running commentary from the President’s Twitter account. Washington Post reporters Philip Rocker and Carol Leonnig reveal Trump at his unvarnished, showing the unhinged decision-making and incompetence that has floored officials…

Fragile banks pose a greater threat to society than when they are dishonest

  In the great financial crisis of 2007-2008,  finance came too close to wrecking the global economy. The presence of rogue behaviour in finance, Nesvetallova and Palan turns to the economist Thorstein Veblen  (1857-1929) who observed that businessmen were proficient at making profit by interfering in markets, and wrote “ something in the nature of…

Women were not able to reach their full potential

  In the 1970s when social historian Jane Robinson was at high school, there were only four options for British girls to fill up the time between leaving education and getting marries – secretary, nurse, teacher, and hairdresser. Robinson who wanted to go to university despite discouraging career adviser saying “ a degree was no…

Nord Stream2 Power lines possible despite US sanctions

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline intended to connect Moscow and Germany, opposed by the US, which has imposed a series of sanctions in an attempt to stop it, as well as by several other EU member states.        When Angela Merkel met Vladimir Putin, after the US military killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani in a…

insight into Yoga

The art form of yoga is no longer the preserve for hippies or hip-millennials, as a multi-dollar industry with varieties including hot yoga, naked yoga, beer yoga, and doga have taken over. The Indian spiritual discipline is a £20billion-a-year mainstay of the wellness industry. Shearer reveals a cultural cast of characters past and present in…