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Indian etiquette

February 21, 2014

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In the last two months I have managed to be in four different continents (America, Europe, Africa and now Asia). I am in India, my ancestral home. I feel happy here, a lot of my childhood upbringing was steeped in Indian tradition and it makes me feel connected to the billions of people who live […]

Politics – Day 19

March 25, 2012

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Don’t ask me how we got onto the subject, but Libya became the focus of our after dinner chat. Two subjects I always try to avoid are politics and religion. But there was no getting away from it. Nancy went to bed straight after eating. She’d got caught in the afternoon downpour and was feeling […]

Retired rodeo champ talks a lot of bull

May 4, 2011

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It’s a sight you’re highly unlikely to see over here; but across the pond in America a former Rodeo champion and his team are growing a fan base of thousands. Tim “Wild Thang” Lepard is a 44-year-old man from Memphis. He decided to hang up his spurs to manage what he calls a “comedy act” made […]

Trials to vaccinate wild apes due to start next month

March 26, 2011

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During the last two decades scientists say the Ebola virus has killed around one-third of the world’s gorillas and tens of thousands of chimpanzees. In the next decade they predict that the death toll may rise to half of the world’s gorilla population. One American scientist from California wants to protect these endangered primates by vaccinating […]

Researchers create a road map for African sanctuaries

March 19, 2011

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The influx of chimpanzees being taken in by African sanctuaries and rescue centres shows no sign of letting up. Despite the tireless efforts of conservationists and scientists to safeguard these apes in the wild, many new arrivals share a common bond, they are the by-products of either the illegal bushmeat trade or pet trade. Adult […]

Woman smuggles monkey into court in her bra

March 13, 2011

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Padding your bra is nothing new, if you’re a flat-chested woman. There’s plenty of options how to turn your modest assets into something a little more ample. The market is saturated with push-up bras; variations on The “Wonder”bra; and chicken fillets (silicone breast enhancers, for any men wonder what the hell I’m talking about). But […]

Gorilla cupcake?

February 20, 2011

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What is it about cupcakes that has people going ga-ga? Everywhere I look there are recipes in magazines; books and blogs dedicated to the art of making them; coffee shops filled with ladies-who-lunch chowing down on them; there’s an episode in Sex in The City where Carrie and Miranda dissect their love lives over sponge and buttercream and […]