Former UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher passed away on Monday at the age of 87 and with the passing of a historical figure like her, the mechanisms of the media go into full swing as her political legacies are discussed with either passion or loathing (while social media discussed whether or not the etiquette-based courtesy...
About two weeks ago, the long-running US-American TV-show “Saturday Night Live” on NBC* had a skit lampooning the language-learning software Rosetta Stone (see embedded video below). In the parody commercial, some of the testimonials claim to use the software to learn Thai, order “to go to Thailand – for a thing…!” Of course, given that these...
Channel 3 has cancelled the airing of the “lakorn” series “Nua Mek” (literally “Above the Clouds” or metaphorically “Unrivalled”), which was due to show the finale of the second season on Friday. The odd circumstances and reasoning make this the first real hot issue of the New Year for many. The story of “Nua Mek”...
IBIS Film Screening “As If I Am Not There” byUCDspirePosted onNovember 1, 2012 The Institute for British Irish Studies (IBIS) and the School of Politics and International Relations in University College Dublin (UCD) would like to invite you to the screening of the movie As If I Am Not There on Tuesday, the 6th of November 2012, 6-8pm in theatre 1, Newman Building, University College Dublin (UCD). The screening will be followed by a discussion with the film director Juanita Wilson.Juanita Wilson’s debut feature, As If I Am Not There, serves as a timely reminder of the atrocities suffered during...
I do not get to watch much television. But whatever little has passed my eye over the past few days, I felt that rioting in Assam was not jumping out of the screens like it does in other riotous situations – most infamously in Gujarat 2002, billed as India’s first live (sic) riots. I asked...
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