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Meet Artist Yinka Shonibare from London

Over the course of his career, the London-based artist Yinka Shonibare, CBE, has made films, paintings, installations, and drawings that serve as “a critique of Empire” by disrupting notions of identity and culture. Shonibare describes the history of the fabrics, which were originally produced in Indonesia, but marketed to West Africa, where they found an […]

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In depth: Barbados to drop Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state

The Caribbean island nation of Barbados has decided to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and become a republic.  The prosperous nation Barbados is one of the more populous and prosperous Caribbean islands. The country was earlier heavily dependent on the sugar exports, but with time its economy has diversified into tourism […]

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What is the significance of Buckingham Palace?

The Queen of England is a formidable force, and she reigns from Buckingham Palace. Well, at least theoretically. Though there’s a working Parliament and democracy in the UK, the monarchy and church still play important roles in the government. The seat of monarchy has been the royal Buckingham Palace but this year, Queen Elizabeth II […]

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Inspiring: Family sells London home to set up coral farm in Seychelles 

We all think about the environment, we all love Mother Nature but very few take steps to actually do something to save her. A family of London, parents and their two daughters, have sold their family home to set up a farm near Seychelles island so that they could do something for the environment. Karolina […]

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Terror-related attack on London Bridge

Two people were killed and three injured when a man attacked them on London bridge last week. The attack has been called terror-related. Islamic State (Daesh) took responsibility of the attack. The attacker was identified as 28-year-old Usman Khan. He was sentenced to prison time for six years in 2012 for terror charges and was […]

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Fancy a car-Free day?

More than 27 km of roads in central London were closed on Sunday as part of Car Free Day. Streets were shut around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London for the Reimagine event. The roads were used for yoga sessions, go-kart events and mostly just for lazing around.  A festival space on […]

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The three Indian stars in UK Cabinet

Boris Johnson is the new prime minister of the United Kingdom but the most interesting fact for Indians is the list of three PIOs (Persons of Indian Origin) in his cabinet. Alok Sharma, Priti Patel and Rishi Sunak have been selected to be part of the UK government. The three Indian-origin ministers have been given […]

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London is going to have its first 360 degree pool, but people are confused

We all love London’s skyline. The city’s charm accentuates with the view of London Bridge, the Tower of London, London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and glistening Thames river seen from the top but not all are lucky enough to dine and view from the windows of the Shard. Worry not, a revolutionary pool is coming […]

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How cool is Greta Thunberg!

Greta Thunberg is a 15-year-old Swedish school girl who began demonstrating about the need for immediate action to combat climate change outside the Swedish parliament. Her interest in climate change was sparked when at school they showed pictures of starving polar bears, plastic in the ocean and melting ice caps. Listen to her! Criticizing the […]

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England Holds The Cup!

This is one cup nobody would dare have tea in, or in your case, milk. The ICC World Cup 2019 that was held in London, England, couldn’t have been more exciting. For a team which couldn’t even enter the Finals for 27 years (they last played finals against Pakistan in 1992), it surely was a […]