Mass immigration has left Britain ‘unrecognisable’, says Nigel Farage

Mass immigration has left Britain an “unrecognisable” country that many people would not want to leave to their children and grandchildren, Nigel Farage has said.

In one of his strongest attacks on immigration policy, he said the arrival of migrants has some British people feeling that parts of the country are now alien to them.

The UK Independence Party leader said parts of the country had been “taken over” by foreigners and told how he caught a recent commuter train from London to Kent and had to wait for several stops before he heard English being spoken.


Walk around Maidan in the Morning

I strongly believe that there is something very sensual about watching a city wake up! Of course, that means you have to be comfortable with the idea of waking up well before sunrise. But, if you can, the experience is at the same time exhilarating and calming. Reason why I make it a point to always wake up early and go out for a walk( with my camera, of course) whenever I am in a new city.

And that is what ensures that in spite of all the shortcomings of my hometown, Calcutta, every time I go for a walk at the crack of dawn, I fall in love with my city all over again, warts and all.

And to walk in the morning, especially in winter, The Maidan is one place in Calcutta, I never tire of visiting. It may seem surprising to many, considering it is, as the name clearly suggest, just an open field!

But, it is a field which is teeming with life!

Spread over more than 5 sq. km, it is often called the lungs of Calcutta. Rumour has it, that the homesick British rulers created it to remind them of Hyde Park in London!


The Most Powerful Ads I`ve Seen All Year.

People rarely appreciate how powerful advertising can be. We’ve long passed the days when advertising was just about selling you a product. These days, it is also the tool of non profit organizations and government agencies, trying to reach out to us and convince us to do some good as well. Advertising, when creative and imaginative, can go a long way to change this world, along with people’s hearts and minds.


Iran: Death Sentence for Two Kurdish Political Prisoners Confirmed

Families of two Kurdish political prisoners, Ali and Habib Afshari said their death sentence has been confirmed. Their brother, Rashid Afshari, said: “My sister visited them on 15 February and was informed about the fact.”


Picture of the Day: Waiting for Relief




FEBRUARY 24, 2014: The United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA) Commissioner General, Filippo Grandi entered Yarmouk camp during the resumption of UNRWA’s humanitarian aid distribution this morning. He was shocked by the condition of the Palestine refugees he spoke to and the extent of war damage done to homes.

“I am deeply disturbed and shaken by what I observed today. The Palestine refugees with whom I spoke were traumatized by what they have lived through, and many were in evident need of immediate support, particularly food and medical treatment. What I have seen and heard today underlines the timeliness of the UN Security Council resolution 2139 on Humanitarian Access and the need for all sides to implement the resolution without fail.”

Yarmouk Camp has been sealed since July 2013, resulting in acute and widespread deprivation, including severe malnutrition…

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He was sitting on a backpack outside the 7-eleven last Thursday about 7:30 in the morning.  I had stopped by to pick up a cup of coffee.  As I came out with my warm cup of Joe in my hand, he asked me in a soft voice if I could spare any change.

Before I answered, I took a moment to size him up.  He was in his late teens, perhaps his early 20’s, freshly washed and very deferential.  He actually said, “Please” when he made his request – a word that is seldom used by most in society today.  That disposed me to wanting to help him.

I asked the young man, “Why do you need the change?”

He answered that he was trying to get bus fare together.  So I gave him the change I had in my pocket, wished him a good day and drove home.


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Left, Right, Left, Right: the Carbon-copy climate army marches on

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We could all usea little more balance in the climate debate

David Cameron stood up at PMQs yesterday and said: “I believe man-made climate change is one of the greatest threats this country and the world faces.” He said this because Ed Miliband asked him. Ed Miliband asked him because he is very keen to link the Somerset (et al) floods to climate change. While Minister for the Environment, Ed Miliband enthusiastically adopted the mantra of climate change. Ed Miliband didn’t look at the alternative (contrary) evidence, because like all politicians he is interested in the popular rather than the percipient.

Mr Miliband has also in the past talked in glowing terms about the work of Greenpeace. At one time I did some advertising work for Greenpeace. They didn’t pay the bill. It was a very big bill, and as a result of this quite a few people…

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