Björk: ‘I couldn’t just write a disco song’

“Wrong. You know, when we talk about banking in Iceland, we’re talking about two guys. And you’re probably related to both of them. So when they did whatever they did, people were like: ‘Oh it was THEM who did it.’ We did send some politicians to jail, and people stood outside the parliament banging pots […]

‘I wanted to go straight to work’: Miss England Bhasha Mukherjee hangs up her crown, picks up a stethoscope

Bill Withers, the legendary performer who defined 1970s soul with timeless hits like “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lean on Me” died on Friday , his family said in a statement. He was 81 years old.The Grammy-winning artist succumbed to heart complications, according to his family, which said it was “devastated” over the loss.”A solitary man […]

20 of the best indoor family activities for half-term

National Wool Museum, Carmarthenshire Wool was once big business in the Teifi valley, west Wales, and these restored mill buildings near Newcastle Emlyn weave together the threads of the story. Families can learn about the process from fleece to fabric on the Woolly Trail, watch demonstrations on the historic looms, then try their hand at […]

Breakingviews – Corona Capital: Cinven, American Dream

UNDESERVING. Luxury mega-brands like LVMH and Kering, owned by two of France’s richest men, are bracing for a whopping Covid-19 hit. With stores closed across the United States and Europe, Goldman Sachs expects sector sales to contract 30% in 2020. That’s three times as bad as in 2009. But it still doesn’t give the duo […]

Breakingviews – Corona Capital: Lufthansa, JPMorgan, Foursquare

UNDESERVING. Luxury mega-brands like LVMH and Kering, owned by two of France’s richest men, are bracing for a whopping Covid-19 hit. With stores closed across the United States and Europe, Goldman Sachs expects sector sales to contract 30% in 2020. That’s three times as bad as in 2009. But it still doesn’t give the duo […]

What will happen next after the death of Thailand’s king?

In May 1950, the Bangkok Post described King Bhumibol’s coronation thus: “Three days of elaborate rituals began in the morning of 5 May, with a ceremonial bath within the vast courtyard of the Amerind Hall, where the king, dressed in the attire of a Brahmin priest, faced east and had holy water poured over his […]

ICCR to not celebrate 70 years, yet online Tabla, mythology classes go on

India’s global soft power arm, the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) completes 70 decades on Thursday but has decided to put all celebratory events on hold in view of the coronavirus threat yet is continuing a slew of activities from online Yoga to using Amar Chitra Katha comics to teach mythology.