Watch Indian Member of Parliament Dr Shashi Tharoor answer the question, at the Oxford Union, “Does Britain owe reparations to its former colonies?” Tharoor is confident and engaging. This is 15 minutes of pure history gold. Watch it!
Category: History and Culture
Here is an excerpt from a short article, Is Our Concept of “Well-Read” elitist by Morgan Jerkins: “Let’s face it: we place value in certain works more than others. Not many people may have read Things Fall Apart, but they have read and will most likely praise Romeo and Juliet.
I hopped onto my bike and started to ride. It was half past 7 in the morning but it was still very dark outside. I pedalled enthusiastically, hoping that I would warm up quickly. Each vigorous push of the pedal only seemed to invite the cold wind my way. At this point, what I really wanted was my bed plus […]
I love this video. Carl Bernstein, a retired journalist and one half of the “Watergate Duo”, discusses what it takes to be a great journalist. With great wisdom and clarity, he shares some of the unchanging principles that need to be present for journalism to be journalism (at least in the traditional sense). He says some brilliant […]
It’s the land of… Nkumbula and Kapwepwe, Nkhata and Lilanda, the Kariba and the Bangweulu, the Mosi-oa-Tunya and the Kalambo!
The United National Independence Party (UNIP) led the country to Independence in October 1964 under Kenneth Kaunda’s leadership. After quashing and coercing opposition parties led by Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe and Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula in the early 1970s, UNIP became the sole national party, cementing KK’s rule which eventually lasted 27 years. Fast-forward nearly 50 years since Independence and UNIP is nowhere […]