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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Wednesday 05 December 2012
The organisation behind plans to build a giant mosque in Newham is one of the lesser known and most misunderstood Muslim revivalist movements that came out of north India at the turn of the last century. Tablighi Jamaat began as an offshoot of Deobandism, the deeply socially conservative school of Islam which movements like the Taliban also trace a theological lineage to. But they espouse none of the violent militancy of their ideological cousins who continue to blight Afghanistan and much of tribal Pakistan.
Monday 03 December 2012
'The cheap imported devices could also pose a significant risk to dentists and dental nurses'
Saturday 01 December 2012
Rooney has not played more than three successive Premier League games all season
Thursday 22 November 2012
An angler choked to death on a fish after he made a bizarre bet with friends that he would hold it between his teeth.
Wednesday 07 November 2012
Harvey Nichols comes to Liverpool – but can it make its mark in Britain’s best-groomed city?
Wednesday 07 November 2012
Northern hemisphere November is not known for its salad days but for Britain’s current queen of ocean racing, fast becoming a French star, it is sunny and fruitful and for three British sailors there is the neck hair raising challenge of taking on 12 Frenchmen, two Swiss, an Italian, a Pole, and a Spaniard in one of the toughest challenges in world sport.
Monday 05 November 2012
"For us it's not always about just writing a good song" Animal Collective's vocalist Avey Tare once maintained. "We want to play with your ears in terms of colours and space with sound."
Saturday 27 October 2012
Gang-attacker faces retrial for murder
Friday 26 October 2012
Teachers walk out over 'fines' by head
Thursday 25 October 2012
Carp failed to rise to the bait, say England
Tuesday 23 October 2012
It's official: A giant marine reptile that roamed the seas roughly 150 million years ago is a new species, researchers say. The animal, now named Pliosaurus funkei, spanned about 40 feet and had a 6.5-foot-long skull with a bite four times as powerful as Tyrannosaurus rex.
Saturday 13 October 2012
In The Red
Tuesday 09 October 2012
If further evidence were needed of the superior toughness of rugby players, we present: Paul Wood's missing testicle. The Warrington Wolves prop played on after being kneed in the groin on Saturday, later joking about an operation that has left him about 15 grams lighter.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Brushing? Check. Flossing? Check. Twice-yearly cleanings? Check and check. You may think you've got good oral health in the bag, but an article in Whole Living may make you think again.
Sunday 02 September 2012
One can procrastinate over tidying for many reasons – a favourite, as it tends to defer the effort indefinitely, is to conclude that there's no point until I buy that magic laundry rack/under-sink thingy/swishy wall-hanging clutter-holding gadget. But with these bargain DIY versions, there's no excuse…
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
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The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
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Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
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