Why being stuck in New Zealand isn’t that bad

I have a friend – let’s call her Sarah – who emails from New York about the horrors of lockdown in a concrete jungle. I email back my reality: of living on a lifestyle block, where clean, green New Zealand is more than a marketing term. Just over the hill are the Wairarapa’s wineries, Kapiti […]

Playboy’s Bad Bunny cover is a welcome sign that masculinity is transforming

In the music video Caro, we see him getting his nails painted before he transforms into a woman with cropped hair. At the end of the promo Martínez reappears and makes out with his female alter ego. In Yo Perreo Sola, he’s in a leather dress, thigh-high six-inch heels and later in a blonde wig […]

Taiwanese firm caught illegally burning waste in southern Vietnam

Environmental officers under the provincial Department of Police confirmed on Monday that two employees of Shing Mark Vina, a firm with 100-percent Taiwanese investment, had been found incinerating the company’s waste against regulations.

Ageing underground wells in the heart of Hanoi

Moreover, another underground well in Phu Doan lane remains functional despite its age. The wall of the well was mainly constructed from red bricks which have gradually been eroded over time to become smooth and shiny. The well, about one metre in diameter and more than two metres in depth, hasn’t run out of water […]

Insecurity: Why sacking service chiefs may not be the solution — Eric Ufom

Also read: 2019 POLLS: No evidence of hate speech in Nigerian newspapers ― Survey According to him, “it was good for the President to tell the Service Chiefs that their best is mot enough, but the country does not need another set of Service  Chiefs at this time without any significant change in the structures […]

The Marie Antoinette of Indian politics

That’s where walkers should have walked instead of obstructing oncoming trains, blocking hell-for-leather lorries, climbing trucks laden with bursting sacks, filling tempos with sweating humanity and nudging putrefying corpses in morgue vans. No regard for hygiene or road safety!

Rajasthan political crisis | Decoding Vasundhara Raje’s silence on Sachin Pilot

Ms. Raje is reportedly in Dholpur, her traditional stomping ground and has not — not even via a single tweet — commented on the goings-on in the State where she has twice been chief minister. Other BJP leaders from the State — Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, former Union minister P.P. Choudhary and Rajya […]

The online talks between US Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink and VietNamNet readers

Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink: That’s a great question. Yes, it is true that Covid-19 has had a number of impacts including on our Visa operation here in Vietnam. For a while we had suspended issuance of most Visas. We have now started to resume issuance of some Visa categories and all along we have been issuing […]

Adebayo Akinfenwa and Gareth Ainsworth taking Wycombe to new heights

Ainsworth: “I was a player and I know that that wouldn’t have affected me too much; I think being on the show enhances you as a player and you take that into the next day. It was a case of ‘suck it and see’ right at the start and I’ll be honest that I questioned […]