My stomach has endured the full scope of awful foods this planet has to offer Trying adventurous food is a big part of travelling, but India, where I'm travelling through now, has more problems with [food] hygiene than anywhere else in the world. It's a cultural problem, as eating meat is a rarity in rural areas, so they treat it like a vegetable, keeping it in a cupboard. So when the occasional Westerner passes through, by the time it's pulled out, it's been in there for a few months. When travelling across poorer parts of India now, I try to survive off rice and dahl.
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Sunday 14 July 2013
Middle-class problems: Flossing
Wednesday 10 July 2013
Queen’s groundsman badly injured
Tuesday 09 July 2013
There’s a world more to Roland Mouret than just ‘that dress’, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Thursday 04 July 2013
Kovacaine Mist was as effective as standard anaesthetics in four out of five patients
Thursday 04 July 2013
.... but not for millions of years
Friday 28 June 2013
It's rude to gawk, but there's something worthwhile in these stop-and-stare documentaries
Thursday 27 June 2013
Male graduates are more likely to be unemployed six months after leaving university than women, according to official statistics.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
It’s been a rocky month for Ikea. The flat-packer’s flat-packer-in-chief – founder Ingvar Kamprad – left the company at the beginning of the month, a few days after British customers had been complaining in their droves (well, 50) about the firm’s spooky gnome advert.
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Starting as a teenage apprentice cutler, Carl Elsener went on to turn a relatively simple penknife into the global phenomenon that is the multi-functional Swiss Army Knife. He worked for the Swiss family firm Victorinox for 70 years, 57 of them as CEO, and retained the honorary, almost spiritual title "Senior Leader" until his death at the age of 90.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Graham Walker might have reflected that his music-playing comedy group, The Grumbleweeds, were unfortunate enough to reach their zenith in the dying days of variety. But they still enjoyed a long run on radio and television – the mediums they plundered – largely thanks to their talent for impressions and parody.
Monday 03 June 2013
Singing hopeful Matt Henry landed a place in the live quarter-finals of The Voice, just days after viewers saw him a whisker away from crashing out.
Saturday 01 June 2013
Tai Woffinden may be only 22 but he goes into the British Speedway Grand Prix at the Millennium Stadium today with huge expectation riding on his shoulders.
Thursday 30 May 2013
Why would any self-respecting person want to go on a website and detail their sexual conquests?
Wednesday 29 May 2013
A tiny but feisty species of amphibian that lived in the shadows of dinosaurs has been discovered by scientists.
Sunday 26 May 2013
White in summer. Makes sense. But I thought things were taking a turn for the dark this season?
Sales of the tablet are set to fall again, say analysts
Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested
George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver allegedly kicks gay couple off for kissing
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
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