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Brexit: Parting of Europe’s Prodigal Son- Part 4

Brexit: Parting of Europe’s Prodigal Son- Part 4

Current Affairs, Politics & Social
Written by: Riaz Quadir Paris, France Photo courtesy: Shutterstock Brexit now has top billing in the gladiator’s arena with a global audience sitting on the edge of their seats with bated breath as to what is going to happen next. Looks more like death-by-a-thousand-cuts than one with a single coup de grâce. Historians will be debating (mostly, cluelessly) for generations to come, asking how they ever got here in the first place. Well, historians will have a lot of time to do that I’m sure, but for those of us who are perplexed by the rather singular behaviour of the Britons, here are a few thoughts… The unshakeable belief of an Englishman in his own superiority is probably at the root of this looming tragedy of Shakespearean proportions. By the time this nation had reached the
Story For That Snobbish English Man – Part 2

Story For That Snobbish English Man – Part 2

Current Affairs, Popular, Travel
Written By : Kazi Tina Paris, France Suddenly Mr. English said, “E know uptonpaakiz pretty much of an Asian place! With Asian piiiple !” “Oh really! ” “You will find lot of Indian and Bangladeshi shops and people there.” This man might have thought that this girl cannot make a proper conversation in English, that is why she is going to Upton Park. I said again, “well… That’s not what I’m looking for, but seeing my English level, Bengali will be much helpful. Thanks for the info” “Oh! No! I mean, I didn’t mean that! Actually… you know what, you talk pretty good! I mean you are very fluent, but I can see that you are not getting me well!” I said, “Well, I practiced my English in America you know besides I’m so much in touch with Indians. That’s why I never really focu
Story For That Snobbish English Man – Part  1

Story For That Snobbish English Man – Part 1

Current Affairs, Popular, Travel
Written By : Kazi Tina Paris, France Day: Some day in April Place: St Pancras International Station, London Weather: Presence of Sun, freaky weather though I arrived in London for the first time in my life on a day like this. I was rather well informed about every single useful detail about the city, such as, the London metro, the address of my hostel, how to go there, which station to get off at and what kind of ticket to buy. There shouldn’t be any big problem apart from the fact that I didn’t get the difference between Oyster card and traveler card. These are actually two types of metro tickets and I needed to know more about it. So without hesitating much I went to the ticket counter and asked the counter guy which ticket to buy, Oyster Card or traveler card. The response was

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