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A Voice of Hope for India's Unprivileged

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

MUMBAI -- Popular narratives about India typically divide the country into two neat halves. An aspirational urban middle class, whose command of English has seen the country surge as an IT superpower, and a wretched underclass, living in poverty, in remote rural expanses, cut-off from the very technologies that has India making the headlines from Bangalore to the Bay Area.

A Story About Power Told in the Future Tense

Neil Simpson | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Simpson

'Britain' is increasingly evaporating as a concept. It's no longer a set of coherent ideals inhabited by tangible institutions and characters. Instead it's become more of a marketing device filled with vapid catch-all phrases.

Asa Bennett

Thomas Cook Chief Warns Against EU Exit And Scottish Independence

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Politics

Harriet Green, the chief executive of travel giant Thomas Cook, has warned against the "unsettling" prospects of Britain leaving the European Union an...

Who Needs to Be a Millionaire?

Megan Hughes | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

In a recent interview in the Observer, Vince Cable admitted that he '[doesn't] understand why people need a million quid a year'. He isn't the first to question the growing divide between rich and poor, but he is one of the most high-profile politicians to do so in recent times...

Remembering Halabja and Boosting the Kurdish Diaspora

Gary Kent | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Several MPs referred favourably to Ukrainian communities and organisations in their constituencies in a recent Commons debate on Russian actions against Ukraine. Such links with voters, who may be seen as newsworthy locally and electorally important, makes MPs more attentive.

Being Your Best Self - It Begins With Self Awareness

Malcolm Levene | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

n many ways, this is how previously closed doors to your self-development, will begin to open. You could start by asking those near to you, how their lives are. This one action, will enable you to understand how life is for others. And by so doing, you will start to see the impact stuff has on them, therefore, focusing less on you.

Copying US Philanthropic Culture Won't Help Brits Give to Charity

John Low | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK
John Low

UK society would be better if more people gave generously to charity, but how can we achieve this when cultural attitudes are notoriously difficult to shift? With the US being recognised as the most generous country in the world, many argue that we should look at what they do and learn from it.

Why I'm Saying No to Cervical Screening

Jade Lane | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jade Lane

An inconspicuous-looking white envelope dropped through my letterbox last week. Inside it contained an invitation to participate in the NHS's cervical screening programme. Do you know what I did next? I put it in the bin.

Politicians Must Play Fair on Immigration

William Candlish | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Politics
William Candlish

Let's be totally blunt about this; the formation of the Con-Dem coalition government in 2010 completely changed the political context of the immigration debate when they made one of their primary policies to reduce net migration by "tens of thousands" per year...

Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus (MLGC) Premiere of "Canal St" at 'Spring Into Harmony' - Salford Lowry 30 March

Collette Walsh | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Collette Walsh

Love show tunes? Wondering what to do for Mothering Sunday? Fancy a trip over to Manchester (UK) - then bring along your mum or the 'mother figure' in your life for an afternoon of musical theatre classics at 'Spring Into Harmony' at Salford's Lowry Theatre.

How to Break Your Anxiety Habit?

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

We have two nervous systems. One is the sympathetic nervous system or the "on" switch for anxiety and the other is the parasympathetic nervous system or the "off" switch. We need to learn where those switches are and what turns them on and then what turns them off and let me tell you it's not simple either, but also not impossible.

We Need to Intervene in Ukraine

James Snell | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

"But why is Ukraine so vital?" you may ask. "Well", I reply, in a fittingly grave and solemn tone, "because it is the latest manifestation of Russian aggression, and we cannot allow the sabre rattling (and unsheathing) of a tyrant like Vladimir Putin go unpunished."

UK Must Constructively Engage with UN Expert on Violence Against Women

Dr Rosa Freedman | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Rosa Freedman

In 2014 Rashida Manjoo, the UN special rapporteur on violence against women, will visit the UK to conduct a fact-finding mission and report on human r...

'I Wish I Had Breast Cancer'

Kate Leaver | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Leaver

We're talking about actual human beings existing in the twilight of grief and primal fear that comes with cancer. And if a lung, bowel, or pancreatic cancer patient feels, in that horrific state of mind, that it'd be easier to have a more socially acceptable cancer like breast cancer... We can't judge that. What are we doing, policing the private fears of terminally ill people now?

'Behind Every Great Woman Is an Effective Quota System' - Is This the Future of Women in the Boardroom?

Frances Dickens | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK
Frances Dickens

Businesses clearly have a long way to go before there is equality in the boardroom. But market forces rather than quotas are a large part of the answer.

Fibre to the Home (FTTH) Broadband - Not Always the Speed You Would Expect

Andrew Ferguson | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Ferguson

A full fibre optic connection into the home is the future and there is no doubt of that. But with coverage in the UK standing at under 0.1% (FTTH Council Europe 2014 figure) we are a long way from embracing what is seen as the ultimate destination for broadband.

The Folly of the Government's Current Internship Scheme

Raj Dhonota | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Raj Dhonota

While I certainly don't agree with exploiting graduates and other interns I'm not convinced the whole concept of companies having to pay graduates minimum wage across the board - especially when it comes to micro businesses and small businesses - is a good one.

It's Never Too Late to Start Up

Doug Richard | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK
Doug Richard

You absolutely can teach an old dog new tricks. Anything to the contrary is nonsense. There'll always be those who point to age as a reason not to try something new, but this is terrible advice. When the entrepreneurial bug bites, age should be no barrier.

Our Position Has Not Changed - Girlguiding Stands Behind Its One Promise for All

Gill Slocombe | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK
Gill Slocombe

I am very proud of the decisions we have made. I hope that they can be respected, because I, and our Board of Trustees, are absolutely clear that the words of the Promise, and our commitment to one Promise for All, have not changed. To me, this is what being "true to myself" is all about: standing up for what we believe in even when it might seem hard.

Why It's Important to Learn From Your Business Mistakes

Jon Jorgensen | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Jorgensen

As the economy picks up businesses across the UK will have strong growth plans, but as my own experience shows, sales and growth alone do not automatically create a financially sound business.

We Should See the Economic Potential of Dealing With UK Floods

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

The UK Chancellor, George Osborne, said in the Conservative Party Conference in 2011 that we would deal with climate change and reduce emissions, but not faster or slower than other EU countries, saying that we will not save the world by putting our country out of business...

Crowdsourcing: Just a Trend of a Real Game-Changer?

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Mark Esposito

Last June, David Cameron announced a £1m Longitude Prize for the invention of the next penicillin, airplane or world wide web. The name, Longitude Pr...

Britain's Least Romantic Towns Revealed

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's a certain amount of scoffing that follows a story after it's revealed "2,000 people have been polled", but most of us aren't surprised that in...

LOOK: This £1m London Flat Is Smaller Than A Tube Carriage

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

London's notoriously expensive property market continues to thrive as a tiny flat in ultra luxurious Mayfair has gone on sale for £1 million. The ...

How to Protect Pets During UK Floods

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

The RSPCA have even made reports of cats being lifted up and carried off by the wind. Cats and small dogs could easily be carried away by rushing streams caused by flooding. Here are some ways to help provide for and protect pets in your area.