Hiroo Onoda was a former Japanese intelligence officer, an imperial soldier for whom absolute loyalty and devotion to Emperor Hirohito and his country were paramount in his philosophy, so much so that he refused to surrender following Japan’s defeat in 1945. He remained hidden for another 29 years.
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Monday 28 September 2009
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Thursday 23 July 2009
Carola Long: 'People often get distracted by high SPF numbers, but protection against UVA is also important
Saturday 11 July 2009
Thursday 02 April 2009
Saturday 28 March 2009
Trishna is a clever name for an Anglo-Indian restaurant, since it skilfully conflates Krishna, the Hindu deity, and Trisha, the state-of-England, daytime-TV, chavs-in-a-pickle show. But when you first clap eyes on its graceful double-frontage, it's so far from the Indian stereotype, you wonder if you've come to the right place. The décor is minimal, like a chic Chelsea schoolroom: whitewashed walls, pale grey-green wooden slats like the backdrop of a Hammershoi painting, wood and marble flooring, chrome lamps, gleaming glassware. It's marvellously fresh and clean looking. Of flock wallpaper, pictures of Bollywood queen Aishwarya Rai and the whiff of fenugreek, there was no sight (or trace) at all.
Sunday 08 March 2009
One chilly white morning in Boston, the food writer Chitrita Banerji receives an invitation to attend a family wedding in Calcutta, triggering potent memories of the dishes that she used to devour in her childhood, and of her particular delight in the dishes of her mother, "a culinary genius". Thereafter, the author embarks on a vividly conjured journey through Indian food – Bengali fish; thali in Karnataka; coconuts in Kerala – and an investigation of her own identity.
Thursday 19 February 2009
Thursday 22 January 2009
The world-famous Indian restaurant Trishna has come to London. But has it lost some of its spice along the way?
Sunday 14 December 2008
Sunday 14 September 2008
Cream of tomatoes: Skye Gyngell makes the most of the sweetly fragrant varieties that are coming into season
Sunday 14 September 2008
Wednesday 09 July 2008
It is the world's smallest self-governing state, with a population of just 1,400 and few resources other than fish and coconuts. But the South Pacific island of Niue believes it can set an example by becoming the first country in the world to go smoke-free.
Saturday 05 July 2008
Belinda Neal certainly sounds like a handful. The Australian MP has been ordered by her leader, Kevin Rudd, to attend anger management counselling after she allegedly abused staff in a restaurant.
Saturday 28 June 2008
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