In the 80’s, the band Dire Straits released an iconic song, Money For Nothing, a social commentary on how easily money seemed to flow to some people. As confidence returns to the world economy, and stocks keep rising to new highs, one would be forgiven for thinking the song was about investors in cryptocurrencies. In … Read more Money For Nothing, Bits For Free
“La femme est l’avenir de l’homme” (Woman is the future of man) so sang the French singer Jean Ferrat in 1975, inspired by a poem of Louis Aragon, and as a tribute to the progress of women’s movement as mentioned in the book under review. A women’s world, a better world?” by Muriel de Saint-Sauveur, … Read more A Women’s World A Better World?
Leading modern day philosopher, Alain de Botton has revolutionised attitudes towards the study of philosophy. His books like How Proust Can Change Your Life, The Consolations of Philosophy, The Art of Travel and The Architecture of Happiness, have successfully shifted philosophy from the inaccessible realm of academia to practical everyday life. With his wit and … Read more Alain de Botton – Enriching Life Through Philosophy
Adrian Anthony Gill talks about his book highly acclaimed book, The Golden Door: Letters to America. In his in-depth study on American history, ideology and culture, A.A Gill reveals the genius of America. He pays tribute to the struggle, toil and ardour put in by the European migrants who came to America to eke out … Read more The Golden Door by A.A. Gill
The richest man in Russia, Viktor Vekselberg, did a great service to his country in 2004 when he bought nine Faberge eggs – the largest collection of Faberge Imperial Easter Eggs – for over $100 million. The collection had belonged to the late business tycoon Malcolm Forbes. Traditionally made from gold, diamonds and platinum, … Read more Viktor Vekselberg – Restoring Russia’s Lost Heritage: Faberge Eggs