How a postmaster’s daughter snared the Serpent

Barbara Smith was just 22 years old when she left Hampshire behind and set off for India on what was meant to be the trip of a lifetime. Like other young adults yearning to escape the economic gloom of 1970s Britain, she was drawn east to the hedonistic world of hippie Asia — blissfully unaware … Read more How a postmaster’s daughter snared the Serpent

How a postmaster’s daughter snared the Serpent

Barbara Smith was just 22 years old when she left Hampshire behind and set off for India on what was meant to be the trip of a lifetime. Like other young adults yearning to escape the economic gloom of 1970s Britain, she was drawn east to the hedonistic world of hippie Asia — blissfully unaware … Read more How a postmaster’s daughter snared the Serpent

Woman falls to her death in Indian river wile posing for a selfie

Woman poses for selfie on banks of raging Indian river – moments before she topples in and is swept to her death The woman was posing for a selfie on the river bank in Kanakund, Odisha region  Horrified locals watched as the woman was swept away by the raging torrent Locals named the unfortunate victim … Read more Woman falls to her death in Indian river wile posing for a selfie

Travel concierge service charging members £40,000 for private Covid jab

An elite members-only travel concierge service is charging the world’s mega-rich £40,000 to fly them out to Dubai and India for a Covid vaccine. The Knightsbridge Circle is offering £25,000-a-year members first-class travel to countries who administer the sought-after vaccine privately. The club has been offering both the Pfizer and the Sinopharm jabs to over-65s only in the … Read more Travel concierge service charging members £40,000 for private Covid jab

Travel concierge service charging members £40,000 for private Covid jab

An elite members-only travel concierge service is charging the world’s mega-rich £40,000 to fly them out to Dubai and India for a Covid vaccine. The Knightsbridge Circle is offering its hand-picked members first-class travel to countries who administer the sought-after vaccine on a private basis. The club has been offering both the Pfizer and the Sinopharm jabs … Read more Travel concierge service charging members £40,000 for private Covid jab

Row erupts over decision to rename road which honoured British general after the founder of Sikhism 

A London council has been hit by a backlash after renaming a road that honoured the hero of Lucknow Sir Major General Henry Havelock after the founder of Sikhism. A section of Havelock Road – named after the military leader who has a statue in Trafalgar Square – was officially rebranded as Guru Nanak Road … Read more Row erupts over decision to rename road which honoured British general after the founder of Sikhism 

Row erupts over decision to rename road which honoured British general after the founder of Sikhism 

A London council has been hit by a backlash after renaming a road that honoured the Hero of Lucknow Sir Major General Henry Havelock after the founder of Sikhism. A section of Havelock Road – named after the military leader who has a statue in Trafalgar Square – was officially rebranded as Guru Nanak Road … Read more Row erupts over decision to rename road which honoured British general after the founder of Sikhism 

Australia embroiled in cricket racism row as Virat Kohli blasts insults towards Indian players

Australia is embroiled in an ugly racism row after Indian cricket players claimed they were subjected to ‘pathetic’ and ‘unacceptable’ insults from spectators. Day four of the third Test between the two countries at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday was marred by allegations of racial abuse towards some Indian players. Six people were ejected … Read more Australia embroiled in cricket racism row as Virat Kohli blasts insults towards Indian players

Australia embroiled in cricket racism row as Virat Kohli blasts insults towards Indian players

Australia is embroiled in an ugly racism row after Indian cricket players claimed they were subjected to ‘pathetic’ and ‘unacceptable’ insults from spectators. Day four of the third Test between the two countries at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday was marred by allegations of racial abuse towards some Indian players. Six people were ejected … Read more Australia embroiled in cricket racism row as Virat Kohli blasts insults towards Indian players

From Megha Majumdar to Laura Purcell, Kate Mosse and Chris Hammer: This week’s best new fiction

From Megha Majumdar’s powerful US debut to The Shape Of Darkness by Laura Purcell, a historical adventure by Kate Mosse and Chris Hammer’s latest, this week’s best new fiction By Anthony Cummins and Hephzibah Anderson and Simon Humphreys For Event Magazine and John Williams Published: 22:01 GMT, 9 January 2021 | Updated: 22:01 GMT, 9 … Read more From Megha Majumdar to Laura Purcell, Kate Mosse and Chris Hammer: This week’s best new fiction