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Whiskey and ginger Baba with new season rhubarb and strawberries
Cooking with Paula McIntyre BBC
access_time1 day ago
Whiskey and ginger Baba with new season rhubarb and strawberries Whiskey and ginger Baba 130ml whole milk 70ml double cream 3 and a half teaspoons yeast 425g plain flour 5 tablespoons castor sugar 4 eggs 130g melted butter Heat the milk and cream in a pan until lukewarm. Add the yeast and set aside for 5 minutes to foam. Mix the flour, sugar and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Add the egg and yeast mixture and mix with a dough hook in the mixer for 5 minutes. Add the butter and cook for another 5 minutes. Butter 6 large ramekins or individual metal bowls. Add the Babas and place in a baking tray. Cover with a teatowel and set aside to rise for an hour. Set oven to 180oc. Bake the Babas for about 15 minutes or until golden and firm. Whiskey and ginger syrup 150ml water 50ml whiskey 200g sugar 2 pieces preserved ginger, finely chopped Bring to a simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Dip the Babas to soak in the syrup and serve. Rhubarb Compote 4 sticks rhubarb, cut into 2 cm pieces 100g sugar 100ml water 50ml grenadine Place the rhubarb in a baking dish. Boil the sugar, water and grenadine to a syrup. Pour over the rhubarb and top with parchment paper. Cook in a 180oc oven until just soft and cool. Wash and hull a punnet of strawberries and cut in half. Mix into the cool rhubarb and serve with the babas and a dollop of cream.
The Backstory
Boston Calling BBC
access_time1 day ago
Trump supporter, Dave McNeer, thinks the President is making ‘America Great Again’. Also: Why digital maps should not be used to resolve border disputes; why the US military turned to camels, in the 1800s, to map out land in the American West; we get to see the insides of the disappearing colourful taxi cabs of Mumbai; ice cream shop owners fret about an increase in the price of vanilla; and Italian musician, Zucchero, recounts some memorable advice he got from Miles Davis. (Image: Donald Trump themed merchandise is sold outside before a rally for the Republican Presidential nominee on November 4, 2016, in Pennsylvania. Credit: Mark Makela/Getty Images)
Bringing adventure on our journey toward our destination – IIM 034 Part 1
By Amanpreet Kaur - Follow me: Instagram, Facebook Rate & Review this Podcast In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, Priya and Styves share their first meeting and the meetings that followed.  There were conversations that made them stop and think and reflect on their own lives and behaviors.  These two really are on a wonderful adventure together. You will get to hear Priya share her experience of her conversation with her father.  Despite the baggage of thoughts and nervousness she felt, she was able to have a dialogue with her father about Styves and their future together. Both come from a very tight net family and family plays a major role in both their lives.  You will find many nuggets of wisdom from Styves and Priya in this episode.  So, listen carefully. We share many laughs and jokes in this episode. This is Part 1 of the interview so come back next week for Part 2 for more laughter and fun. I welcome you comments and look forward to bringing you many more episodes that cover stories encompassed with various emotions.
After Manchester
A Point of View BBC
access_time2 days ago
Howard Jacobson reflects on his home city's response to the Manchester attack. What confronts the city now, he says, is dealing with the fact that the perpetrator came from within itself. "All our cities shelter the same boy", he writes, "studiously immersed in the same story. And if we didn't know it before, stories can kill". Producer: Adele Armstrong.
The Dusty Turner Case: Fmr. Navy SEAL on Billy Joe Brown
The Bollywood Lawyer Seema Iyer
access_time2 days ago
Dusty Turner and Billy Joe Brown were convicted of the 1995 murder of Jennifer Evans in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Brown now claims he committed the killing on his own. So why isn't Dusty Turner a free man? In this third episode of "The Dusty Turner" series Seema speaks with former Navy SEAL William Burns who shares his insight into Brown, Turner and the training required to join this elite military unit.    For more on Dusty Turner's case & petition for clemency - freedusty.org, @FreeDustyTurner   To watch  "Target of Opportunity" -  Amazon Prime Video: https://www.amazon.com/Navy-SEAL-Murderer-Framed-Opportunity/dp/B01LZHH8D5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485566809&sr=8-1&keywords=Target+of+opportunity iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/navy-seal-murderer-framed/id937936629   Link to the MoveOn.org petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/free-an-innocent-man-1    Available portions of trial transcripts - http://neargeniusfilms.com/Transcripts/   Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope: @seemaiyeresq You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer And find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/TheBollywoodLawyer Our producer can be found on Twitter: @victoriamanna
TOI EP:36 - How to Make Quick and Easy Egg Biryani Recipe
This egg biryani recipe is a quick and easy biryani recipe which doesn’t take a lot of time like the conventional biryanis. But it doesn’t compromise on the taste at all.. Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end. -Robin Sharma Haah.. Finally we have taken admission for my Read more The post Egg Biryani Recipe – How to Make Easy Egg Biryani Recipe appeared first on The Tastes of India.
Zoe Adjonyoh's Pan-fried Tilapia
Cook The Perfect... BBC
access_time3 days ago
Zoe Adjonyoh shares her delicious Ghanaian recipe for Pan-Fried Tilapia.
3.L Soaked by gold
The History of India Podcast Kit Patrick
access_time4 days ago
(www.historyofindiapodcast.com) The mythical land of gold: according to the tales lies far to the East of India. Only the bravest adventurers dare make the journey. We follow them to the islands and states of South East Asia. We find a people deeply influenced by body and mind. And we watch the first few Hindu states emerge in Cambodia and Vietnam.
Tamil Allai-23-05-2017
Tamil Allai Free FM
access_time4 days ago
Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time5 days ago
"Ideas can and do change the world," says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea's 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked -- and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all.
LSDcast - episode 63: 	FB live on May 23 + teaser
The Love Sex & Dating 'Cast Sonologue
access_time6 days ago
Guys, guys, we needed a break because, you know, life! So here's a little roundup with details on some stuff coming up soon. We've got a facebook live event with @AliceWandering on FB who will host Rogue at 16:15 hours IST so if you're in India, do fire up your facebook and tune in. And we're letting you in on the topic for episode 64 (a full-length one) - where your favorite siblings, your most adored intimacy coaches will be back to talk about something a LOT of us normal human beings deal with. Or try to deal with. Meanwhile, email or ping us on social media. @LSDcast - Love, Prem/Rogue
It is all Words
Boston Calling BBC
access_time8 days ago
As Trump embarks on his first foreign trip, his administration tries to cast ‘America First’ in a different light. Also, helpful definitions of the words ‘autocrat’, ‘fascist’, and ‘demagogue’; why Trump's name sign is causing controversy in the American Sign Language community; a history of the word 'hack' that goes back further than you might expect; what happened to the first people to be called refugees; plus some new music from one of Marco Werman's favourite bands, Forro in the Dark. (Photo: Copies of U.S. President Donald Trump's fiscal 2018 budget request sit on display for sale in Washington, D.C. Credit: Andrew Harrer/Getty Images)
Filo parcels with veggies and harissa
Cooking with Paula McIntyre BBC
access_time8 days ago
Filo parcels with veggies and harissa Harissa 1 red pepper 1 red chilli 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine or sherry vinegar If you have gas cook the peppers and chilis directly on the heat, turning with tongs, until they are scorched. Place in a bowl and cover with cling. Alternatively brush with a little oil and cook in a hot oven until blistered – the chilli will take a shorter time. Peel, deseed and chop the peppers. Cook the garlic in the oil until golden and add the spices. Add immediately to the peppers with the vinegar and blend. Season with salt to taste. 8 sheets filo pastry 50g melted butter 2 medium potatoes, peeled diced and boiled 1 aubergine 2 onions Few sprigs thyme 3 tablespoons olive oil Handful chopped parsley 150g mushrooms, sliced Peel and halve the onions and place on tin foil. Drizzle over half a tablespoon of oil, season and add thyme. Wrap into a parcel and roast in a 180oc oven for about 30 minutes or until soft and golden. Chop and add to the potatoes. Slice the aubergines into ½ cm rings and brush with oil. Cook on a scorching hot grill pan or bbq until marked and cooked through. Season with salt, chop and add to the potato mixture. Heat remaining oil until hot and add the mushrooms – cook until golden and add to the potato mixture with a couple of teaspoons of the harissa and the parsley. Check the seasoning. Take half a sheet of filo, cover the remaining with a teatowel to stop it drying out, and brush with butter. Cover with another sheet and brush again. Spoon the mixture into the middle of the sheet in a tube with it pointing to either corner. Fold the ends over and brush with butter and then roll into a parcel. Place on a lightly oiled baking tray and brush the top with butter. Repeat with remaining filo and filling. Bake in a 200oc oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden and crisp.
The Fearsome Nature of Literary Festivals
A Point of View BBC
access_time9 days ago
As the season of literary festivals gets underway, Howard Jacobson tells us not to be lured by their appearance of being civilized. "The prevailing tone of sweet concord shouldn't be allowed to disguise the violent nature of creativity", he says. They're a fiercely competitive business for writers, he believes. "To write is to reconceive the world and only a God, or someone acting like a God, can do that You don't want some other two-bit deity coming along and bagging the credit for what you've done". Producer: Adele Armstrong.
3.K A farm by the hills
The History of India Podcast Kit Patrick
access_time9 days ago
(www.historyofindiapodcast.com) Ancient North East India. We take a podcasty walk from an ancient farm in the valleys up into the hills where the Kiratas live, walking through the landscape rich with trees and caves, and hearing the legends of hill and valley along the way.
TOI EP:35 - How to Make Chakka Varatti - Jackfruit Jam Recipe
Chakka Varatti Recipe is a sweet recipe made out of ripe Jackfruit and is also called as Jackfruit Jam. It feels really good when you take a break at least once every year. I think it’s much needed for everyone. You don’t just enjoy the break, infact you tend to become more productive after you Read more The post Chakka Varatti Recipe – How to Make Jackfruit Jam appeared first on The Tastes of India.
Why school should start later for teens | Wendy Troxel
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time9 days ago
Teens don't get enough sleep, and it's not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones -- it's because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel. Drawing from her experience as a sleep researcher, clinician and mother of a teenager, Troxel discusses how early school start times deprive adolescents of sleep during the time of their lives when they need it most.
Episode 30 - QnA: Season 2 Finale
Desi Outsiders Desi Outsiders
access_time10 days ago
In season 2, we discussed many issues affecting us all around the globe and here we are at the Season Finale, discussing the most crucial of them all - who really is the ‘sexier’ one at the Desi Outsiders HQ (not including Shane). This episode brings you all the unanswered questions that may have been swimming in your brain the past few months, including why we’re not called the ‘Desi Insiders’ :D
A climate solution where all sides can win | Ted Halstead
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time10 days ago
Why are we so deadlocked on climate, and what would it take to overcome the seemingly insurmountable barriers to progress? Policy entrepreneur Ted Halstead proposes a transformative solution based on the conservative principles of free markets and limited government. Learn more about how this carbon dividends plan could trigger an international domino effect towards a more popular, cost-effective and equitable climate solution.
What makes life worth living in the face of death | Lucy Kalanithi
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time11 days ago
In this deeply moving talk, Lucy Kalanithi reflects on life and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young neurosurgeon who turned to writing after his terminal cancer diagnosis. "Engaging in the full range of experience -- living and dying, love and loss -- is what we get to do," Kalanithi says. "Being human doesn't happen despite suffering -- it happens within it."
3 principles for creating safer AI | Stuart Russell
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time12 days ago
How can we harness the power of superintelligent AI while also preventing the catastrophe of robotic takeover? As we move closer toward creating all-knowing machines, AI pioneer Stuart Russell is working on something a bit different: robots with uncertainty. Hear his vision for human-compatible AI that can solve problems using common sense, altruism and other human values.
LSDcast - episode 62: Unfriending friends
The Love Sex & Dating 'Cast Sonologue
access_time13 days ago
In our increasingly socially connected work, online, if not offline, breakups can have ripple effects, when you share friends as a couple. What then, would Prem and Rogue advise? When you break up with a partner, do you also break up with their friends? Are there exception? Sibling hosts Prem & Rogue actually agree on the answer -- listen to find out what they think-- but come at it from different directions, unsurprisingly. What do you think? Who should do the unfriending, anyway? Let us know. Also, have you subscribed yet? Or sent in your questions? Do it now!:D
The Secret’s Out
Boston Calling BBC
access_time15 days ago
Why are American farmers turning to hackers from Eastern Europe to fix their tractors? Also on the programme; a visit to the secret city that the US government built for nuclear scientists; a look at the underground railroad that took American slaves to freedom in Mexico; the story of how Fadi BouKaram, a Lebanese photographer, got his camper van back; plus, we discover the secret venue where Portuguese Fado singers perform when they want to escape the tourists. (Image: A farmer operates a John Deere & Co. tractor. Credit: Eddie Seal/Getty Images)
Grilled escalope of lamb with fennel, olives and tomatoes
Cooking with Paula McIntyre BBC
access_time15 days ago
Grilled escalope of lamb with fennel, olives and tomatoes 4 x 200g lamb leg escalopes (ask your butcher) Handful chopped parsley 1 clove garlic 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 4 tablespoons olive oil 100g mixed stoned olives 2 small bulbs fennel 2 small red onions 1 punnet cherry tomatoes, halved Salt and pepper Juice 1/2 lemon Cut the fennel into 6 wedges, each through the root. Cook in boiling water with salt and lemon juice added, until just soft. Drain well and pat dry on kitchen paper. Cut the onions into 6 wedges through the root. Brush the lamb with a little oil and season with salt. Brush the fennel and onions with oil. Cook the lamb on the BBQ until cooked to your liking. Mix the remaining oil, parsley and red wine together and add the lamb when cooked to rest. Cook the onions until soft and then add the fennel and cook for a minute each side. Slice the rested lamb. Mix the juices with the olives and tomatoes. Place on a platter with the onions and fennel. Serve the sliced lamb on top.
Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time15 days ago
"I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people," says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood's biggest star. In this charming, funny talk, Khan traces the arc of his life, showcases a few of his famous dance moves and shares hard-earned wisdom from a life spent in the spotlight.
How human noise affects ocean habitats | Kate Stafford
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time15 days ago
Oceanographer Kate Stafford lowers us into the sonically rich depths of the Arctic Ocean, where ice groans, whales sing to communicate over vast distances -- and climate change and human noise threaten to alter the environment in ways we don't understand. Learn more about why this underwater soundscape matters and what we might do to protect it.
When parents understand the journey – Part 2 -IIM033
By Amanpreet Kaur - Follow me: Instagram, Facebook Rate & Review this Podcast If you wish to donate to this Podcast In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, Akhil and Fernanda share their wedding ceremonies.  They enjoyed an Indian wedding as well as Mexican wedding.  The families got along well and enjoyed spending time together.  Yes, having understanding parents help tremendously in the journey where there's a constant learning and understanding needed to make it work. Though the couple didn't get challenged by their families as they discussed their desire to get married, they definitely had their fair share of challenges during the immigration process.  If you want to know and understand the process, surely connect with the couple to help you out. I hope to interview Akhil's parents at some point so they can share their love story and the journey of over 25 years of their marriage. Hope you enjoyed this episode and are encouraged to share your story.  Please share your thoughts in the comments. You may connect with the couple on Instagram.  Connect with Akhil and Fernanda
In praise of the elite
A Point of View BBC
access_time16 days ago
Howard Jacobson speaks up in defense of the metropolitan liberal elite. He ponders why the word "elitist" has acquired such negative connotations in some fields - but not in others. "It makes no sense to me to love the best when they are footballers or the SAS, but not when they are thinkers or even politicians". Producer: Adele Armstrong.
Episode 29 - The one where Meenal left
Desi Outsiders Desi Outsiders
access_time17 days ago
Meenal left and Shane grabbed on to the opportunity to replace her. The result: a very poor reflection on Shane and Ankita's marriage. They reveal things about themselves that the other didn't know, and about each other that nobody wants to know. When Meenal gave her blessing to the couple to record without her, she probably intended for it to be a disaster.
3.J Bounded by the hills
The History of India Podcast Kit Patrick
access_time17 days ago
(www.historyofindiapodcast.com) Ancient North East India. Cut off from the world by a ring of mountains; it's people living uneventful and simple lives. Well not quite. This week we pay our first visit to the region; hear the stories of the folk living there. We visit temples adapted from the Guptas to the east. And we track down rumours of a dangerous winding path that heads off eastwards, all the way to china.
The Dusty Turner Case: Fmr. Reporter Mike Mather Speaks Out
The Bollywood Lawyer Seema Iyer
access_time17 days ago
Dusty Turner and Billy Joe Brown were convicted of the 1995 murder of Jennifer Evans in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Brown now claims he committed the killing on his own. So why isn't Dusty Turner a free man? In this second episode of "The Dusty Turner" series Seema speaks with former investigative journalist, Mike Mather, who covered the case from gavel to gavel, including the 2008 hearing where Brown proclaimed he was solely responsible for the murder.   Mike Mather - @mikemather     For more on Dusty Turner's case & petition for clemency - freedusty.org, @FreeDusty   To watch  "Target of Opportunity" -  Amazon Prime Video: https://www.amazon.com/Navy-SEAL-Murderer-Framed-Opportunity/dp/B01LZHH8D5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485566809&sr=8-1&keywords=Target+of+opportunity iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/navy-seal-murderer-framed/id937936629   Link to the MoveOn.org petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/free-an-innocent-man-1    Available portions of trial transcripts - http://neargeniusfilms.com/Transcripts/   Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope: @seemaiyeresq You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer And find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/TheBollywoodLawyer Our producer can be found on Twitter: @victoriamanna      
Tamil Allai-10-05-2017
Tamil Allai Free FM
access_time18 days ago
A tribute to nurses | Carolyn Jones
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time19 days ago
Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation's biggest public health issues. She shares personal stories of unwavering dedication in this celebration of the everyday heroes who work at the front lines of health care.
LSDcast- episode 61:In the dark
The Love Sex & Dating 'Cast Sonologue
access_time20 days ago
"Don't turn off the lights" says Enrique and at least one guy who wrote to us. Sibling, hosts Prem & Rogue talk about why women don't want the lights on during sex (and men do) -- and turns into a dialogue about body image, body positivity, and those sensitive spots (thigh gaps, jiggly tummies, stretch marks, we've got it all covered.) - how to talk about them, and how to deal with other people's sensitivities. How do you make someone feel sexy even when they have "flaws"? And should we just ditch the word "flaws" from our vocabulary totally and just accept that we're all different! Ok, ok, it's not all philosophy. Listen up, share your thoughts. Tell us what you think and if you have tips. LSDcast@sonologue.com or on social.
Uncharted Waters
Boston Calling BBC
access_time22 days ago
If mussels could talk they might tell you that they are concerned about climate change. Also on the programme: The average fish, served to diners in American restaurants, has travelled 5,000 miles before ending up on a plate; Coke and Pepsi bury the hatchet to work together in Mexico -- planting trees; some schools in the US adopt a new, more accurate world map; presenter Marco Werman says goodbye to his car mechanic; plus we jam out to some Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde islands. (Image: A man inspects a mussel as part of the first harvest of the year in the Netherlands, July 8, 2015. Credit: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images
Honey roast apricots, chai spiced apricot fool, coconut biscuits
Cooking with Paula McIntyre BBC
access_time22 days ago
Honey roast apricots, chai spiced apricot fool, coconut biscuits Honey Roast Apricots 8 apricots 2 tablespoons honey 50g sugar 25ml water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Warm the honey, sugar, water and vanilla together until the sugar has dissolved. Cut the apricots in half and place in a baking dish. Set oven to 180oc. Pour over the hot liquid and cover with parchment. Bake until just soft. Chai Spiced apricot fool Half of the roasted apricots 1 tablespoon sugar 1 chai spiced teabag 50ml water 250ml Greek yoghurt 1 tablespoon icing sugar Cook the sugar, teabag and water together until the sugar has dissolved. Cool and infuse for an hour. Blend the liquid with the apricots and fold into the yoghurt with the icing sugar. Spoon into bowls and top with the roast apricots. Serve with the biscuits on the side. Coconut Biscuits 100g plain flour 100g light brown sugar 100g desiccated coconut 150g porridge oats 100g butter 2 tablespoons golden syrup ½ teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons boiling water Set oven to 175oc and line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and make a well in the centre. Melt the butter and syrup together. Mix the baking soda and boiling water and add to the butter. Mix into the dry ingredients. Take small walnut pieces of the dough and place on tray – flatten down slightly and bake until golden – about 15-20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
A summer school kids actually want to attend | Karim Abouelnaga
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time22 days ago
In the US, most kids have a very long summer break, during which they forget an awful lot of what they learned during the school year. This "summer slump" affects kids from low-income neighborhoods most, setting them back almost three months. TED Fellow Karim Abouelnaga has a plan to reverse this learning loss. Learn how he's helping kids improve their chances for a brighter future.
Let’s find a new home & start something! Part 1 – IIM032
By Amanpreet Kaur - Follow me: Instagram, Facebook Rate & Review this Podcast If you wish to donate to this Podcast   In this episode of Indian Interracial Marriages Podcast, Akhil and Fernanda share their backgrounds and a little about the families they grew up in.  They started their affair learning each other's languages and ended up in place where they are learning about each others cultures.  Though, bringing the subject of marrying someone from a different culture didn't create any roadblocks for either, Akhil knew the desire he had of getting his parents' blessings for his new life with Fernanda. Though the couple didn't get challenged by their families as they discussed their desire to get married, they definitely had their fair share of challenges during the immigration process.  If you want to know and understand the process, surely connect with the couple to help you out. Come back next week to listen to Part 2 of the story.  Please share your thoughts in the comments. You may connect with the couple on Instagram.  Connect with Akhil and Fernanda
On robots
A Point of View BBC
access_time23 days ago
Howard Jacobson argues that talk of the dangers of artificial intelligence is premature. "The idea that if we feed enough lines of literature into a computer it will eventually be able to write its own Iliad", he writes, "is as preposterous as the old fancy that if a sufficient number of monkeys were given a sufficient number of Olivettis they would eventually hammer out a monkey Macbeth". Producer: Adele Armstrong.
There's no shame in taking care of your mental health | Sangu Delle
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time23 days ago
When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn't take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that's uncomfortable with emotions. As he says: "Being honest about how we feel doesn't make us weak -- it makes us human."
Episode 28 - Simar Singh on Un-Erasing Poetry
Desi Outsiders Desi Outsiders
access_time24 days ago
The first time we came across Simar’s ‘The Legal Rapist’, we were totally attracted to his pink shirt and Khaki pants combo. Oh, and his performance was pretty okay too ;) At the age of 16, Simar took the initiative to start Unerase Poetry. But at the end of the day, he’s just another schoolboy who doesn’t want to go to college. For the first time, we bring you his story in his own voice (and ours too!).
The Dusty Turner Case: Murder at Virginia Beach - Target of Opportunity?
The Bollywood Lawyer Seema Iyer
access_time24 days ago
Dusty Turner and Billy Joe Brown were convicted of the 1995 murder of Jennifer Evans in Virginia Beach, Virginia. But now Brown claims he committed the killing on his own. So why isn't Dusty Turner a free man? In this first episode of "The Dusty Turner Case" series, Seema sits down with filmmaker JD Leete whose film, "Target of Opportunity" questions the case against Dusty Turner. JD Leete - @neargeniusfilms To watch  "Target of Opportunity" -    Amazon Prime Video: https://www.amazon.com/Navy-SEAL-Murderer-Framed-Opportunity/dp/B01LZHH8D5/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485566809&sr=8-1&keywords=Target+of+opportunity iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/navy-seal-murderer-framed/id937936629   Link to the MoveOn.org petition: http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/free-an-innocent-man-1    For more on Dusty Turner's case & petition for clemency - freedusty.org, @FreeDusty   Available portions of trial transcripts - http://neargeniusfilms.com/Transcripts/   Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope: @seemaiyeresq You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer And find us on Facebook: Facebook.com/TheBollywoodLawyer Our producer can be found on Twitter: @victoriamanna
How to exploit democracy | Laura Galante
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time24 days ago
Hacking, fake news, information bubbles all these and more have become part of the vernacular in recent years. But as cyberspace analyst Laura Galante describes in this alarming talk, the real target of anyone looking to influence geopolitics is dastardly simple: it's you.
Behind the lies of Holocaust denial | Deborah Lipstadt
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time25 days ago
"There are facts, there are opinions, and there are lies," says historian Deborah Lipstadt, telling the remarkable story of her research into Holocaust deniers -- and their deliberate distortion of history. Lipstadt encourages us all to go on the offensive against those who assault the truth and facts. "Truth is not relative," she says.
The future we're building -- and boring | Elon Musk
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time27 days ago
Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation with TED's Head Curator, Chris Anderson.
Pastor Style pork and pineapple kebabs
Cooking with Paula McIntyre BBC
access_time29 days ago
Pastor Style pork and pineapple kebabs Rice Salad with avocado, cucumber and peanut Pastor Style pork and pineapple kebabs 1 pork fillet, trimmed and cut into 2cm thick pieces ½ pineapple, peeled, cut in half, coarse middle removed and cut into bite sized chunks 1 green chilli, deseeded 1 red onion, peeled and chopped Zest and juice 1 lime 2 tablespoons oil 1 tablespoon castor sugar 1 teaspoon salt 50ml orange juice 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika 1 clove garlic Thread the pork fillet and pineapple, alternatively onto wooden skewers. Blend the remaining ingredients and rub all over the kebabs. Marinate in the fridge for 4 hours. Cook on a barbecue or grill pan until cooked through – about 4 minutes each side. Rice Salad with avocado, cucumber and peanut 200g brown rice 2 avocadoes Juice 1 lime ½ cucumber , halved, deseeded and diced 2 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil Handful chopped coriander 2 ripe tomatoes, chopped 50g chopped roasted peanuts Salt and pepper to taste Boil the rice until soft – about 25 minutes. Drain well and cool. Cut the avocadoes in half, remove the stone, peel and chop into 2cm dice. Toss in the lime juice and oil and season with salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes and cucumber and mix in the rice. Mix well with half the coriander and half the peanuts. Place in a bowl and scatter over the remaining coriander and peanuts.
It’s Symbolic
Boston Calling BBC
access_time29 days ago
The rhetoric and actions displayed by both North Korea and the United States continue to escalate. Also: flipping your baseball bat in South Korea is not an insult; ghosts in Thailand drink Fanta; designs for Trump’s border wall mean different things to different people; butterfly stickers on a college campus lets students know they’re safe; and three countries come together to make a bid and to host the World Cup in 2026. (Image: People walk by flags set up to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of North Korea’s armed forces, April 25, 2017. (Photo: Kyodo News via Getty Images)
What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's | Lisa Genova
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time29 days ago
Alzheimer's doesn't have to be your brain's destiny, says neuroscientist and author of "Still Alice," Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease -- and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer's-resistant brain.
Trust in Voices
A Point of View BBC
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A L Kennedy commends paying attention to voices as a way to discern truth telling. "Listening to our media, our public voices, as if we're listening to people in our everyday lives, holding them to that standard and not their own can help us to know when we're being driven towards the sound of a faked emotion or spun a tale." Producer: Sheila Cook.