It needed fiction writer and a purveyor of phantasmagoria to reiterate to a world audience why Great Britain ran such a vast empire. So it was in the fitness of things that the organisers of the London Olympics deployed the creative skills of Oscar winning director, Danny Boyle, to cheerfully and unapologetically locate Imperial Great Britain as an Isle that changed the world. His interpretation of the industrial revolution had shades of both Charles Dickens and Adam Smith, which meant toiling working classes juxtaposed with adventurous mercantilists.
Face to Face: Dr Burak AkÇapar, Turkey’s Ambassador to India
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi
Pakistan will have to focus on bilateral trust building: with US, Afghanistan and India. This sounds daunting but there is no alternative to stronger diplomatic engagement
Raza Rumi Kabul
Surely, if Cain could kill Able justifiably, what is Teheran to a Cain multiplied a trillion times since god destroyed Babel?
Badri Raina Delhi
LONDON, AUG 2- Claudio Capelli of Switzerland competes in the vault during the men's individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August
Even before the full implications of the LIBOR fixing were available came reports of Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation funnelling hundreds of millions of dollars to Al-Rajhi Bank of Saudi Arabia through its London branch.
Sanjay Kapoor Delhi
SAO JORGE:- An indigenous child swims in the Sao Miguel River during the "Meeting of Traditional Cultures of Chapada dos Veadeiros" in a multiethnic village in Goias July 25, 2012. The annual event, currently in its 12th edition, celebrates Brazilian popular culture and the intersection between the various manifestations of traditional culture around the Midwest and across the country. It lasts from July 20-28.
XICO, JULY 23:- A man is gored by a bull during a traditional festival known as "Xiquenada" at the Hidalgo street in Xico, state de Veracruz, July 22, 2012. The bulls are let loose as part of celebrations to honour Santa Maria Magdalena. Six people were wounded in the celebrations, according to local media.