Why India Loves Shakespeare

BY RUCHIRA GHOSH The modern aficionados of English literature can by no means overlook the Great Bard of Stratford-on-Avon, the globally renowned poet, actor, and playwright. Shakespeare is undoubtedly the cornerstone of the English language, devoid of which the entire edifice would crumble. On 23rd April 1616, precisely 401 years ago, Shakespeare walked into sunset; but the volume of rich, varied works which he left … Continue reading Why India Loves Shakespeare

The Russell Square “Reformation”

BY SAM WHITE Forgive my transgression but I am about to commit a terrible sin and speak badly of Maajid Nawaz. His counter extremism organisation Quilliam, based in Russell Square, is a difficult group to figure out. On the one hand Nawaz speaks a lot of sense. He draws attention to grooming gangs, has advised Muslim women against wearing the veil, called out left-wing violence, … Continue reading The Russell Square “Reformation”

Supporting the Rural Oscars

CSM EDITORIAL The Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, are returning for their 13th year and supporters of rural businesses are encouraged to nominate now. Thousands of nominations will be submitted honouring the skills and produce, tradition, enterprise and the people who go the extra mile for their communities. New to 2017 is a pub category, enabling you to celebrate your favourite rural local. … Continue reading Supporting the Rural Oscars

Was Jesus a Tory?

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN I read with stupefaction last week that a new organisation is being launched by a group of Corbyn’s Labour MPs – called Catholics for Labour. Some fellow called Mike Kane, who is apparently the shadow schools minister and an MP, will be the organiser of the group which will be formally established at Labour’s party conference later this month. So, why the … Continue reading Was Jesus a Tory?

Veggie Curry Recipe

Ingredients:  1 tin coconut milk 1 tin chickpeas 1 sweet potato, diced 1 bell pepper, diced 1 onion, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 2 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp coriander 1/2 tsp turmeric Fresh coriander   Instructions:  Lightly brown onions over high heat, then add peppers and sweet potatoes and spices, stir well for a minute before pouring in the coconut milk. Cover … Continue reading Veggie Curry Recipe