On August 12th Indian-British author Salman Rushdie was stabbed as he was about to give a lecture at the Chautauqua Institution in New York. Rushdie has been a controversial writer since the publication of ‘The Satanic Verses’ which critises islam. He received many death threats at the time including from Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khomeini,Continue reading “Salman Rushdie and The Nuclear Deal: A Timely Assassination Attempt, or Unfortunate Coincidence?”
Category Archives: Thoughts
International Woman’s Day
A slightly belated post for #internationalwomansday on the financial gender gap and a few recommendations of brilliant creative work by women #IWD22
Repeating History?| ‘Munich’ and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine.
Netflix recently released ‘Munich: The Edge of War’, a film adaptation of Robert Harris’s book. It centres around the Munich agreement, Chamberlain’s attempt to ensure peace in Europe via the negotiation of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia. With Vladimir Putin’s Russia waging war on Ukraine, reading this book felt very apt for me, and terrifying. LookingContinue reading “Repeating History?| ‘Munich’ and Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine.”
Should Boris Johnson Resign?
With the Sue Gray report pending and the question of Johnson’s breaking of COVID regulations lingering in parliament I’m weighing in on whether the PM should resign.
The Future is Digital: a look at NFT’s
The Future is Digital – a bit obvious for a title isn’t it? Our entire lives are on the internet; from our social lives, our money, our work and now collecting. Buying and selling anything from original files of art and photography to car part designs at McLaren and first copy merchandise – it’s allContinue reading “The Future is Digital: a look at NFT’s”
The Superhero Movie Craze
Last week the ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’ teaser trailer was released breaking all records for the number of views, likes and discussions about it (not sure how they measure that last one!) Marvel has always had a devout fan base that grew with the movies they released, Iron Man (2008) made around $100 million inContinue reading “The Superhero Movie Craze”
UK Politics: where to begin?
Searching on where to begin to research the political systems in the UK? Here are a few sources I’ve found useful.