How The 1947 Partition Of Panjab Still Impacts Sikh Activism

Ranveer Singh | Posted 01.09.2017 | UK
Ranveer Singh

Across the globe today, national borders typically reflect ethnic, linguistic, and sometimes religious divisions. Take Europe: countries like Italy ...

Is The World On The Brink Of Nuclear Armageddon?

Timothy Graves | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Politics
Timothy Graves

Sometimes I think that, as individuals and as a species, it is not until we are pushed to the brink, that we find the strength to evolve beyond our limited viewpoints and ego. The alternative is almost too unbearable to contemplate - the potential annihilation of human civilization and the destruction of life on an unprecedented scale.

Where Hope Is Hidden For Our Children's Future

Rebecca Gurnham | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Parents
Rebecca Gurnham

This isn't the place to recount all the terrifying new policies, or comment on the potential disastrous consequences. Instead, I want to invite you into a new world with a glimmer of hope, hidden away in your local library, or children's school.

Don't Tell Me 'Post-Truth' Politics Is Anything Other Than Lying

Helen Clifford | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Helen Clifford

I learnt what a white lie was in a Sainsbury's car park when I was about seven. Someone asked my Mother whether she had any spare change. She apologis...

Review: 1984, Playhouse Theatre 'Orwell on Speed'

Victoria Sadler | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Depressing times. And a depressing novel. But there is no way this is a depressing show as Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan collaborated to create an electric production that hurtles through its 101 minute running time. This is Orwell on speed.

A Magic Solution to Fracking and Climate Change?

Gabriella Apicella | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Gabriella Apicella

Leonardo Di Caprio's impassioned Oscars acceptance speech urging collective responsibility for Climate Change demonstrated how popular culture can rai...

Why We Want Our Leaders to Pass the 'Man Test'

Mark Flanagan | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

We all have that moment, as a child, when the realisation comes that every other dad is not quite like our own. Mine came early. I was talking to a n...

Smart TV Privacy Policy Is Creepily Reminiscent Of '1984'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech

Tech giant Samsung has warned customers against discussing personal or sensitive information in front of its voice-activated televisions. The South...

Thirty Years on, Still No Justice for India's Sikhs

Schona Jolly | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK
Schona Jolly

Thirty years after the organized murder, rape and displacement of thousands of India's Sikhs, both in Delhi and beyond, following the assassination of Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984, India's Sikhs are still waiting for justice.

It's 30 Years Since The Last Episode Of 'The Young Ones': Here Are 30 Classic Clips

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Comedy

Rik Mayall's loved ones bid a sad, too-early farewell to the great comedy star at his funeral today. And in a twist of fate which won't be lost on man...

Operation Bluestar, Thirty Years On

Kirat Raj Singh | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kirat Raj Singh

Operation Bluestar is seen as the beginning of a Sikh genocide that continued through the anti-Sikhs pogroms of November 1984 and lasted through the decade of state-sponsored extrajudicial killings from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s...

Orwell's 1984 Reimagined for the Post-Snowden Age at the Almeida Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In this post-Snowden age, where privacy it seems is all but dead, a reinterpretation of Orwell's Big Brother and the omnipresent surveillance state certainly has a lot to offer. But this production at the Almeida is over-engineered, with high concept overwhelming the text, creating an inconsistent, uneven show.

It's 30 Years Ago Today Since Apple Changed The World With This Incredible Advert

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

On 22 January 1984 Apple changed the world in two ways. First, it announced to the world that it would soon launch 'Macintosh', the ground-breakin...

SAS and Golden Temple. Has the FCO moved on from Pre War Britain yet?

Jasdev Singh Rai | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics
Jasdev Singh Rai

The Prime Minister has promised an inquiry. Given other inquiries (Iraq, Hillsborough etc) there isn't much expectation by the Sikh community. Many expect dilution of facts or the matter put out to the long grass. This won't placate the sense of betrayal.

Welcome to the Ministry of Truth

William Davie | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
William Davie

In George Orwell's novel 1984, the hero, Winston Smith, works at the Ministry of Truth, the government agency concerned with the media, and propaganda. Smith's job is literally to re- write the history books, so that everything the Party says matches up with what they have supposedly said before. Even if they have said something different there is no proof.

1984 Is Only a Year Away

Ian Wood | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech
Ian Wood

It's perhaps appropriate that the biggest news this month, a month that marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of George Orwell, is a story about privacy. What would Orwell, whose dystopian novel 1984 painted a nightmare vision of a society under constant surveillance, have to say about the current scandal engulfing the U.S. and British security services?

Brighton Bids Farewell to the Iron Lady

Soraya Kishtwari | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Politics
Soraya Kishtwari

We're on the 14:06 train Brighton-bound. Outside the sky is a pallid shade of grey and a handful of snowflakes begin to float down. Spring is nowhere to be seen.

Premium Travel in...Jura, Scotland

Raj Gill | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Raj Gill

First stop the Jura Lodge to drop off our luggage and to freshen up. The Lodge is part of the distillery, and is housed over to the side of it. The first floor has four double bedrooms, and the second floor has an open plan kitchen with lounge area, and a private lounge off to the side.

Israel, Let Kafka Go!

Benjamin Lazarus | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Benjamin Lazarus

In 1918, Kafka wrote about the early kibbutzim in Palestine, arguing there should be no legal courts - "Palestine needs earth (...) but it does not need lawyers". Until Israel realizes world Jewry and their cultural assets are not automatically property of the Jewish state, and removes its lawyers from this sorry tale - the world will continue to be starved of a true literary great's work.

Orwell Prize 2012 Winners Plus 11 Things You Didn't Know About George

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 23.07.2012 | Home

The winners of The 2012 Orwell Prize has been announced, marking the culmination of a search for the best political writing of the past 12 months. ...

Beijing - An Arrest in Tiananmen Square and an Offer of Exciting Sex

John Fleming | Posted 23.06.2012 | UK
John Fleming

I am in Beijing but, this morning, it felt like I was home in London when a taxi driver took me on a 12-minute round trip in the opposite direction to...

Sam Parker

Happy Birthday Tolkien And Fiction's Greatest Made Up Languages

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Parker | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home

If humans could live as long as some of J. R. R. Tolkien’s famous fantasy characters, the author himself would have turned 120-years-old today (3rd ...

Do They Know It's Christmas: Behind the Truth

Dale Shaw | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Comedy
Dale Shaw

1984. The year a man called George Orwell predicated the world would end in a book of the same name. But the world failed to end. Thanks to one man. A humble, dishevelled man. A singer, a balladeer, a mere minstrel. A man who threw off the shackles of light entertainment and opened the eyes of the puffy, pinstriped masses, permanently. Like an Irish Jesus come to life.

Kim Jong-il & Vaclav Havel: What Would Hitch Think?

Chris Price | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK
Chris Price

As if losing Hitch on Thursday weren't awful enough, Havel and Kim Jong Il then hammered home the irrefutable fact of his passing by doing likewise, reminding us that Christopher's death means we'll never know precisely what he thinks of theirs.

Why Loving Jigsaws as a Child Helped Me Write Others' Autobiographies

John Fleming | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Entertainment
John Fleming

Last night, I was on a panel at the third Storywarp erm eh meeting, erm...conference?...shindig? - Whatever it was/is. People talk to an invited audi...