On Sunday, more than 20,000 people will gather in Turkey to watch camels do battle in a spectacle that dates back thousands of years. It is, depending on your attachment to the ungainly beasts, a historic cultural institution to be celebrated – or a throwback to an era before animal-rights campaigns when it was OK to starve an animal for three months to make it cross.
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Friday 30 November 2012
Jaisalmer, the "Golden city" of Rajasthan, is one of the most popular destinations in India.
Sunday 25 November 2012
28-year-old property developer-cum-cameleer is selling 14 of the animals in total
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Suspended Tory MP Nadine Dorries got her teeth into life in the jungle by chomping on a camel's toe and an ostrich's anus in her latest stomach-churning challenge on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here.
Saturday 25 August 2012
Friday 18 May 2012
First holiday memory?
Wednesday 16 May 2012
The sunbaked Cannes Film Festival got under way with Wes Anderson's “Moonrise Kingdom,” whose carefully composed whimsy stood in stark contrast to the zoo-like atmosphere at the annual French Riviera extravaganza.
Sunday 01 January 2012
Ian Irvine looks back at how some of the arts' most prolific journal keepers used to spend the turn of the year...eating lark and making love
Monday 26 December 2011
Tuesday 13 September 2011
If you ask me... never machine-wash a giant woolly vagina
Friday 02 September 2011
The latest addition to Reaktion's animal series – surely one of the most successful publishing ventures of recent years – reveals the donkey, "generally considered beneath notice", to be a creature of the utmost fascination.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
Desert dissection's worth a closer look
Anthony Rose: ‘Our climate is ideal for producing good-quality champagnes and sparkling wines’
Saturday 06 August 2011
"I hear you make wine in England now, what's it like?" You get used to the sardonic nudge and wink from foreigners as this question is lobbed like a hand grenade. How to respond without waving the flag like a demented chauvinist? Easy, actually. Just mention our burgeoning sparkling wine industry and how, because of England's cool maritime climate and chalky soils, our green and pleasant land actually is the new Jerusalem for fizz.
Friday 10 June 2011
Friday 06 May 2011
Eddie Fowlie: Film production designer who became David Lean's close friend and most trusted assistant
Monday 25 April 2011
Film directors may be auteurs in the eyes of the critics, but they all depend upon collaborators.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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