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Wednesday 08 June 2011
A veteran Indian social activist plans to defy a police ban and go on a hunger strike in the capital today to protest against corruption and the crackdown on a peaceful fast led by a popular yoga guru.
Tuesday 07 June 2011
India's Supreme Court has called on the government to justify why it sent police to end a peaceful anti-corruption protest by a popular yoga guru and thousands of his followers, spelling more trouble for the embattled Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh.
Sunday 05 June 2011
Saturday 04 June 2011
Saturday 28 May 2011
The eastern pursuit beloved by the West has no greater exponent than John Friend. But is he just a shrewd businessman? Guy Adams investigates
Friday 27 May 2011
Thursday 26 May 2011
Anya Reiss won a stack of "most promising playwright" awards for Spur of the Moment, a piece she wrote when she was all of 17. There must be envious contemporaries who would not be heartbroken to see her take a tumble at that notoriously tricky hurdle, the second play. It's bad news for them, I fear.
Friday 13 May 2011
Tuesday 10 May 2011
Friday 29 April 2011
As the action gets underway in Brad Fraser's foray into the lives and longings of modern middle-aged womanhood you find yourself thinking – or at least hoping – that being 50 could be a lot of fun. Good friends, plenty of money, nice home: good times beckon. Alas it is not to be. Notching up half a century it seems is not a cause for celebration. It is instead "an endless parade of... sham marriages, failing bodies and abandoned children."
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Last Night's TV: Misbehaving Mums to Be/BBC3<br />The Animal's Guide to Britain/BBC2<br />The Kennedys/History
Friday 15 April 2011
It's been a good hour since I watched Misbehaving Mums to Be and I'm still not quite sure how I feel. A bit... icky? Halfway between concerned and shame-faced? The former, because the facts presented really were alarming, the latter because, well, there's something terribly uncomfortable about poking one's nose into someone else's pregnancy. And then judging them on it. Still, it was riveting. Now, this might have something to do with the absence of a Y-chromosome in my makeup, but pregnancy – as far as I'm concerned – always is.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
Friday 01 April 2011
"The fact is, I don't want to be old. And I certainly don't want to be dead. I don't want to be the tremulous coot you barely remember." As John Ames begins to write a letter to his son, a letter that will be read when he is long buried, he is unaware that this will not be a meditation on beauty, but on the difficulty of forgiveness. Ames, a pastor in the crumbling prairie town of Gilead, Iowa, finds a beauty in creation that almost breaks his heart – a heart now prone to missed beats, flutters, uneven squeezes of the chambers. Water, the house cat, baseball on the radio: these are achingly more beautiful as they will soon be lost. He has come to see his perishability, and the world looks lovely in the light of his leaving it.
Friday 18 March 2011
Submarine is the directorial debut of Richard Ayoade (better known as Moss from The IT Crowd), a gentle comedy of delusional adolescence set in South Wales at some indeterminate point in the late 20th century.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
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
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Jose Manuel Barroso warns David Cameron against making 'historic mistake' over immigration reforms
Worst Airports of 2014: Poll names Islamabad airport in Pakistan worst in the world
- 5 Paralysed man Darek Fidyka walks again after treatment by British doctors on brink of 'cure'