Ali Miller is an artist who works from home and does artwork on household ceramics and bags. Miller has been selling a teapot with picture map of UK for about a year without much success. It happened to appear in a crucial scene in season finale of second season of BBC series Sherlock and the orders for the teapot started flooding in. And now there is a waiting list to order one. It is just one example of the popularity of the hit TV series Sherlock, which has concluded its second season in the US.
I guess it is a visceral reaction. I will stop watching cricket the day Sachin retires. Watching Sachin taking the signature stance after a crotch yank and then driving one straight through was cricketing equivalent of heaven. I don't get same kick watching Dhoni heaving one physics defying helicopter shot or Uthapa slamming a tennis forehand shot over the bowler. On the surface, my aversion to this form of power-cricket seems purely based only on lack of quality in cricket. But there seems to be more to it.
Sirrikka vekkum apprama chindhikka vekkum
Caesar was one of the early generation computer game, where you play role of a provincial governor of Roman empire; with simple goals to build a Roman city,foster farming, trade and industry, amass money and resources, please your imperialist masters and spread the glory of the empire; do this for all levels and you have built your Eternal city and crowned as Caesar. All this would have been easy if you had infinite supply of money or money making resources and gods were always happy.
Music has the ability to entertain you, inspire you, move you, touch you, pump you up and calm you down. It also has the ability to acheive goals beyond these; a cultural tool for social transformation.
Against a picturesque South African mountainous backdrop, from a shoddily parked light private jet in African wasteland, emerges Bono (U2 front man) and his wife Ali Hewson, sporting Edun, their own clothing line of "ethical fashion". This Luis Vuitton ad also carries a punchy tag line - "Every journey began in Africa". It is just $238.00 for a pair of jeans and tops from Edun Denim. It is completely organic and made "completely" in Africa.
The 20th anniversary edition of Human Development Report (HDR) will feature a novel way of measuring poverty, Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), developed by Oxford Poverty and Human Development initiative. It had a sensational debut in India when it inferred that, ”There are more poor people in eight states of India than in the 26 countries of sub-Saharan Africa”. India is ranked 74th (out of 104 countries) with MPI of 0.337.