THE CHIEF of Madhogarh, a picturesque village nestled beneath a 17th-century fortified palace in the heart of Rajasthan, came to Indra Sharma three years ago to ask if she would attend a workshop. “Something about the internet,” Ms Sharma, a 40-year-old child-care worker, recalls. She had no particular interest in this internet thing. But she liked the idea of learning something new, so she went along. She and a handful of women from nearby villages were all given a smartphone and some basic lessons in how to use it. “First we had to learn how to turn it on and off,” says Santosh Sharma (no relation), a 24-year-old schoolteacher from the neighbouring village. Once they had mastered that, they got down to the essentials: “How to take a selfie, WhatsApp, Facebook, YouTube, how to search.” Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. That was in September 2016, when nobody in the villages had a phone. … [Read more...] about How the world’s poor are discovering leisure online
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The Pride of Reading Awards are back and this year promises to be the biggest yet. Launched at Reading's iconic Malmaison Hotel the nomination period is now open where you can choose to nominate a person or business to be celebrated. With 18 categories which recognise the incredible achievements from the people of Reading , Berkshire, the winners will be announced at the glamorous awards ceremony in November. This year's theme for the awards is Love Where You Live. With a special guest appearance from former X-Factor finalist and patron of the awards, Danyl Johnson, the sponsors of this year's Pride of Reading have explained just what makes these awards so special. University of Reading - Young Person of the Year We are proud to support the Young Person of the Year award, celebrating the young people in Reading who make an exceptional difference in their community. The University of Reading exists to help young people fulfil their potential. We are ranked in the top 200 … [Read more...] about Meet the sponsors of this year’s Pride of Reading Awards
Madhur Jaffrey was born in Delhi in 1933. Since the 1970s, the actress, food writer and “queen of Indian cooking” has released scores of books and appeared on several television shows. Earlier this year, the octogenarian even starred as a gangster grandma in an expletive-laden rap song by New York-based Mr Cardamom (well worth a watch). Jaffrey is held in high regard in my household, part of a holy triumvirate alongside Jamie Oliver and Delia Smith. Her dishes are unfailingly complex in flavour, her recipes well explained and simple to make. The pages of 1985’s A Taste of India offered a beautiful tour throughout the country, while her 2003 title, Ultimate Curry Bible, gathered Indian-inspired dishes from around the globe: from Kenya to Japan to London, no curry-loving nation was left untouched. It's arguably my favourite recipe book of all time. At 85 years old, the veteran is still at it and her latest release, Instantly Indian … [Read more...] about Madhur Jaffrey’s Instantly Indian Cookbook review: the 85-year old shows us how pressure cook our way to tastier curries
Barack Obama did his level best to nudge Joe Biden out of the 2016 presidential race, after concluding that Hillary Clinton was more electable. The then-president 'gently pressed' his vice president during a series of weekly lunches, according to a report in The New York Times, tapping him toward the conclusion that he wasn't up to the grueling task of running. And then came the hammer: Obama sent political aide David Plouffe to talk him out of it. It worked. Biden scrapped an announcement speech he had drafted. Instead, he declared alongside Obama in a Rose Garden speech that the time he spent grieving the death of his son Beau from brain cancer had closed the path forward. Now, at age 76, Biden has decided his time has come. But days after he launched his third White House run in earnest, an Obama endorsement still seems a great distance away. The former vice president gamely responded to the lack of a legacy-nod by telling reporters on Thursday that he wanted it that way. 'I … [Read more...] about Obama sent an aide to talk Biden out running for president in 2016
Business 18 April 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47852589 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Artificial intelligence (AI) could displace millions of jobs in the future, damaging growth in developing regions such as Africa, says Ian … [Read more...] about Will AI kill developing world growth?