Our Global Village

Monday, September 17, 2007

Micro-finance gives developing world a chance to ease poverty
Graeme Brown Core Values
The Business
08 Sep 2007

An email has just arrived in my inbox from an organisation called Kiva, telling me that a Cambodian woman I recently lent money to, Pork Saru, has made a repayment of $28 (£13.88, €20.54). Twelve other people from all over the world received the same... read more...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

BRITAIN rediscovered

11 Aug 2007

Afew years ago, I walked the length of England in a straight line. Actually, it wasn’t quite a straight line. I did allow myself the luxury of straying 1,000 yards each side of the central meridian. I walked, slept and procured my provisions within an... read more...

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Culture As Magnet For Spiritual Seekers

Times of India New Delhi Edition
24 Jul 2007

A spiritual process can take shape in any culture only after material needs are taken care of. It is natural for people to initially believe that if their food, housing, clothing or the little luxuries they wish they had are taken care of, everything... read more...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Arts & Books
07 Jul 2007

Today, at Live Earth, in a non-stop 24-hour show broadcast from stadiums in eight cities on seven continents, more than 100 bands and solo stars will urge us all to do something about global warming before it is too late. But with their propensity for... read more...

Monday, June 18, 2007

The enigma of Italy’s ancient Etruscans is finally unravelled
John Hooper Rome
The Guardian
18 Jun 2007

They gave us the word “person” and invented a symbol of iron rule later adopted by the fascists. Some even argue it was they who really moulded Roman civilisation. Yet the Etruscans, whose descendants today live in central Italy, have long been among... read more...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Diamonds are a skull’s best friend
Maev Kennedy guardian.co.uk/arts ≥
The Guardian
02 Jun 2007

Turned out nice, Damien Hirst thought. The artist confessed yesterday that he was just a bit worried about For the Love of God. The White Cube gallery boasts, indeed bellows, that his piece, talked about for months and finally unveiled yesterday, is... read more...
Rules to make migrants integrate
Patrick Wintour Political editor Alan Travis
The Guardian
05 Jun 2007

Ministers want to introduce a national British day to complete a “citizenship revolution” that would also toughen rules for migrants and try to instil community pride in all 18-year-olds. Under the plans to be unveiled this week, every teenager in the... read more...