Day: July 18, 2014

BRICS Bank versus the IMF: a zero-sum-game?

By Elsa Buchanan After a decade of anti-Western discourses, the world’s emerging economies have finally launched a pair of financial institutions they hope will challenge their pet hates, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF). Built on shared complaints and challenges, the new ‘mini IMF and World Bank’ has ...

I put Olive Oil on my cereal & my face

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Actor and Olive Oil Expert, Felipe Mattei, has the curious habit of adding olive oil not only to his salads, but also to desserts, cereal and even to his face! He claims that using olive oil “inside out” is not only pleasurable and healthy but ...

Still struggling for freedom – LGBT equality in India

By Pallav Patankar  Many LGBT people in India grow up without understanding their sexuality and feeling dirty about it because they’re surrounded by homophobia.  Most delay addressing their sexuality which causes problems later.  Once you’re in your mid-twenties you have to get married.  In Indian society your social status is ...

World Cup 2014: Team of the Tournament

David de Winter - Sports Writer 31 days, 64 matches later, Brazil 2014 is finally over. Slightly over-hyped as the best of recent times (that honour goes to France ’98), it nevertheless more than satisfied my footballing taste-buds, the odd dreary bore-draw knockout tie aside. As the TLE’s apparent football ...

Gaza . . . Why 5 Hours?!

By J T Coombes www.globalmagnacarta.com @GMagnaCarta Looking at the television screens I, like millions of others, struggled to understand the latest horror to come out of this troubled land and the resultant five hour ceasefire. But almost immediately afterwards I thought, “Why five hours?” What is the mind-set of the ...