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The Goddess and the Thief | Book Review

The Goddess and the Thief by Essie Fox 
Released: December 5, 2013
Pages: 310 (paperback)
Theme(s): Mythology, family, home, love, trust
Genre(s): Historical fiction, mystery, crime, thriller… 1,272 more words

Book Review

Castelessness: The Pathology of Desi Twitter

by Sujay Sabnis Follow @luking_glass

Recently, desi (specifically Indian-origin) twitter was abuzz with all-round praise for Shashi Tharoor following his speech at Oxford, upbraiding UK for colonialism, and making a case for reparations to its former colonies. 1,303 more words


British Sex Scandals and Lord Sewel's example

Not for the first time I find myself gazing, enraptured and filled with somewhat surprised admiration, at the Old Country. 

Her industry maybe crumbling, she may have lost an Empire: she may be chronically unable to make up her mind whether or not she is in Europe. 362 more words


Trailer: Our Exiled Children – The story of Irish America's role in the 1916 Rising

Courtesy of Friends of Sinn Féin

Short trailer for a new film by Friends of Sinn Féin chronicling the central role of Irish America in the planning and execution of the Easter Rising 1916. Due for release in Autumn 2015.


Legacy of an Empire?

During last week I read the following article on the BBC News site which gave the viewpoint that UK owes India reparations for 200 years of colonial rule. 522 more words

Current Affairs

Britain's Response to the July Crisis, June-August 1914.

With the various alliances of Europe activated, and the continental great powers mobilising against each other, a general European war had become inevitable by the end of July 1914. 6,730 more words