Monthly Archives: November 2021

Books ‘Alphabetica: A Satire On Majoritarianism’ by Roy Phoenix, edited by Aparna Sen, Kunal Basu and Sumanto Chattopadhyay

Alphabetica: A satire on majoritarianism, the first book by author Kaushik Roy under the pseudonym Roy Phoenix, was launched on November 26th at the Oxford Bookstore on Park Street. This allegorical story shows the letters of the alphabet as “characters” living on the planet “Typewriter” and in a land called …

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Democracy needs tolerance towards criticism

Newspaper cartoons seem to excite Greek politicians and public figures in general more than any other type of criticism, including malicious opinion articles. I am not sure why. Maybe it’s because political sketches have the power to sum up an inconvenient truth without words. Perhaps it will make you feel …

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Fishmongers’ Hall hero is haunted by flashbacks 2 years after the terrorist attack on London Bridge

When John Crilly saw on Remembrance Sunday that a bomb exploded in front of the Liverpool Women’s Hospital, his mind immediately went to the hero taxi driver David Perry. “If I’m honest, it scared me off,” he says. “Flashbacks to London Bridge. I get them all the time when I …

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There is an abundance of entertainment for the holiday season this week

A packed week full of entertainment is just around the corner with singing, dance, comedy, poetry and theater as well as a preview of a classic children’s theater over the holidays. These events are just a few of the options launched this week: The Christmas carillon of the singing Hoosiers …

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Best Pet, Best Music Video, Best Fitness, Best Satire, Most Inspirational Person | Social Media Awards 2021

After weeks of speculation and mounting excitement, the first winners of this year’s Lovin Malta Social Media Awards, powered by Dragonara Casino, have been announced. We now know the winners in the Best Music Video, Best Satire Usage, Best Fitness, Best Pet, and Most Inspirational categories. Each winner faced stiff …

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Second chances in Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s Asako I & II

Asako I & II starts with benign stalking. A young woman stands in front of a black and white photo of Shigeo Gocho depicting twins – one and two – when a stranger sneaks behind to take a look. After a second he walks on, but she is spellbound from …

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Session on “75 Years of Urdu Satire in Pakistan”

Islamabad: Urdu satire and humor is the golden chapter of our national literature. These views were supported by Dr. Yousuf Khushk, President of the Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL), during an introductory speech in the “Muzakira” – “75 Years of Urdu Satire and Humor in Pakistan” organized by the PAL, …

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Chrissy Teigen responds to criticism of cosmetic interventions

Chrissy Teigen has responded to the latest round of online trolling targeted at her that attacked the model and cookbook author for her social media posts on Sunday about the recent cosmetic surgery. After the British tabloid Daily Mail reported criticism of Teigen for her eyebrow transplant on Monday, the …

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MP says it is time the government changed its approach to Islamophobia

A Tory MP complained that members of his party were “camouflaged” during a parliamentary debate in which conservatives clashed with opposition MPs on the issue, alleging they had an “institutional problem” with Islamophobia. Conservative James Daly spoke during a debate in Westminster Hall on Islamophobia Awareness Month, during which a …

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