The subtext of balancing Asia The naval deal AUKUS is now one of the many cross purpose and member alliances that have continued to pop-up. All three are members of the 5 Eyes, two of them are NATO and two are part of the QUAD. With the UK considering joining CPTPP, there will economy overlaps … Continue reading AUKUS and India
Former Afghan finance minister Omar Zakhilwal An unpopular decision to be pragmatic, is usually the best way to ensure peace and stability in a post war conflict. Being able to hold someone accountable, requires being respected by the other side. USA military withdrawal resulted in a military take over the country, instead of a political resolution … Continue reading Omar Zakhilwal
Maggi Hambling is an artist based in Suffolk.Aim to be happy when you walk through the door with work.Art is a passion of love, so try and find out what was happening in the artist's life at the time of the piece. Society is more timid than before
Russia’s ambassador to the UK, Andrei Kelin.Russia is only communicating with the Taliban as it is taking a realist point of view. Relationships with the West and particularly the UK is strenuous. Tit for tat proposals, trying to show that Russia has force across the world, not just it's sphere of influence.
Paula Kahumbu is the CEO for WildlifeDirect, Kenya.The issue with conservation in Kenya is the how we deal with industrialisation and modernisation of the economy.On the path to zero carbon and growth, it is the close contact and lack of buffer between animals and humans that cause us the most problems.
At a wedding, about a month ago, I had an interesting chat with someone with the same surname as me. Not that unusual to meet another Kotecha, but rare enough to see if we are related or not (we aren’t, in case you are that interested). This led to an email being sent to me … Continue reading The Hardtalk Reviews
A rambling post, that just needed to get out of my head and the draft book. When I first started writing about this, I was helping to care for my Dada, paternal grandfather. I had recently read a book by Martha Nussbaum about the ideas regarding getting older and what am I meant to do … Continue reading Thoughts on Death
I don't normally write about Tottenham or football, but I feel as though my feelings towards the club are changing again. There’s a lot of Jose-in and Jose-out conversations. Will we win the cup, or how badly will City thrash us? More importantly, it’s making me reconsider what is happiness and how I experience it. … Continue reading Spurs-y
Ingredients:5 Kilos of papya,1 kg of sugar5-10 tablespoons of lemon juice26g of pectin Recipe Peel, deseed 5 kilos of ripe papaya.Mush three kilos, roughly chop the remaining two kilos.Place on stove and boil, while constantly stirring.Once it starts to boil;Add 13g of pectin powder after boiling.Stir in pectin.Add 1kg of brown sugar (or white if … Continue reading Papaya Jam recipe:
The Avenue is what most people who know me would suggest is my memory lane. The single lane that leads up to the palace that I called school, a row of trees either side. You can't blame them for thinking that, every time I drove in, I would check if anyone was behind me and … Continue reading Memory Lane