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British Raj Revealed

British Raj Revealed

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  Written By : Riaz Quadir Paris, France   Book Review Inglorious Empire –What the British did to India By Dr. Shashi Tharoor Long before Winston Churchill had accurately observed that “History is written by the victors”, Hermann Göring had said something far more profound: “We will go down in history either as the world's greatest statesmen or its worst villains”. He had the foresight to know that fortune’s arrow can swing either way depending where on the totem pole you end up. Another way of looking at it is that victors may very well write history but their biased version stands tall only as long as they control the narrative. Once their grip on power weakens their story is challenged and others get to have their say. That, it seems, is the case with prior col
Japanese drama ‘Shoplifters’ wins Cannes’ Palme d’Or

Japanese drama ‘Shoplifters’ wins Cannes’ Palme d’Or

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Video Source  >> AP NewsRoom Associated Press Cannes, France, 19 May 2018 Japanese Drama "Shoplifters" Wins Cannes' Palme D'Or Japanese director Hizokazu Kore-eda's tender portrait of a poor, improvised family "Shoplifters" has won the Palme d'Or, the top award at the Cannes Film Festival. Storyline: Japanese director Hizokazu Kore-eda's tender portrait of a poor, improvised family "Shoplifters" has won the Palme d'Or, the top award at the Cannes Film Festival. In the Cannes closing ceremony Saturday (19 MAY 2018), the Cate Blanchett-led jury selected one of the festival's most acclaimed entries, one hailed as a modest masterpiece from a veteran filmmaker renowned for his delicate touch. "Shoplifters" is about a small-time thief who takes a young girl home to his f
Royal newlyweds to spend night in Windsor Castle

Royal newlyweds to spend night in Windsor Castle

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  Britain-Royal Wedding-The Latest Source >> AP NewsRoon WINDSOR, England (AP) — The Latest on the royal wedding (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, otherwise known as Britain's Prince Harry and bride Meghan Markle, will spend their first night as a married couple in Windsor Castle. An exclusive evening reception for 200 guests at the royal Frogmore House country estate could make it a late night before they can retire to the vast castle grounds. The newlyweds are expected to return to their home in Kensington Palace in London on Sunday. They are not immediately embarking on a honeymoon and have their first royal engagement as wife and husband scheduled at Buckingham Palace Tuesday. A honeymoon is expected to happen soon, though. H
It’s all about the well-plumed hats for royal wedding guests

It’s all about the well-plumed hats for royal wedding guests

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  By Leanne Italie, Associated Press Source >> AP NewsRoom Like every good royal wedding, it was all about the hats, the dresses and the posh tails, with some fashion standouts among the guests at Windsor Castle. Amal Clooney was undeniably regal in a mustard yellow Stella McCartney dress with cap sleeves and a long tie in back that bordered on a train as she glided into St. George's Chapel on Saturday for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Her actor husband, George Clooney, was at her side in subtle grey and a pale yellow stripe tie. Granted, it's difficult for Ms. Clooney merely to blend in, but her jauntily tilted and perfectly matched wide-brim hat, displaying a dainty veil in front, brought gasps both online and in the crowd that lined t...
The End Of The Primacy Of Physics And The Rise Of Biology

The End Of The Primacy Of Physics And The Rise Of Biology

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  Written By Riaz Quadir Paris, France   Book Review Biocentrism - Robert Lanza, MD, with Bob Berman Physics has been considered the King of the sciences for a few centuries now, lodged firmly on its throne, aided by some of the greatest icons of the world of science (from Archimedes to Newton, from Einstein to Hawkings), who have been physicists in one way or another. Dr. Lanza claims that finally the reign of Physics is over and that the 21st century will be the age of biology. His primary argument is that while Physics claimed to explain everything in the Universe, it had completely overlooked the most important element in the Universe, the one without which we could not even begin to comprehend the Universe, human consciousness. And that is the chink in its ar
Hero with size 50 Clay Feet

Hero with size 50 Clay Feet

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  Written By Riaz Quadir Paris, France The Darkest Hour Written By Senex - Paris, France Gary Oldman won the best actor Oscar for « Darkest Hour « but the movie did not win the Best Movie Oscar. It would have taken a lot of flak if it had. While one can forever debate whether Oldman played Churchill in an unforgetable way meriting an oscar, or not; but one cannot debate whether certain historical facts are true or false. The film is rife with historical inaccuracies despite its not being listed as fiction. When the main character is Winston Churchill and the period depicted, the Darkest Hour (a term coined by Churchill himself) during the second Great War, historical accuracy is very important. But then, I am rather old fashioned and from a time when the distinction betwe

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