The Telegraph
Saturday , June 7 , 2014

The language of difference

Watching Queen Elizabeth riding in her glittering new Jubilee Coach, whose workmanship blends tradition with modernity, to open parliament, it occurred to me that a missing detail might have further enriched the ancient ritual. I know nothing of the man who claims to be “Baron Sinha of Raipur in the...   | Read..
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Uncommon approach
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The success of novel ideas
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Sycophancy, thy name is disaster
Sonia-ji, The people’s verdict is out. Your party has suffered a staggering defeat; worst ever in its tumultuous history. ...  | Read.. 
Say Bazonka every day/ That’s what my grandma used to say/ It keeps at bay the Asian Flu’/ And both your elbows free from glue./ So say Bazonka every day/ (That’s what my grandma used to say)/ Don’t say it if your socks are dry!/ Or when the sun is in your eye!/ Never say it in the dark/ (The word you see emits a spark)/ Only say it in the day/ (That’s what my grandma used to say). — SPIKE MILLIGAN