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  • 50 years on, white noise resonates

    50 years on, white noise resonates

    ‘Revolution 9’ would almost certainly have been discarded had producer George Martin’s favoured option of a single disc not been overruled.

    November 23, 2018
  • Living on the Edge

    Living on the Edge

    From the Tan Son Nhat airport she took a taxi and, bypassing Ho Chi Minh city, went straight to the Vung Tàu port area. The area had changed, and it took her time and much walk before she found the spot she was looking for. Yes, this was place she caught a boat in the …

    October 8, 2018
  • Fifty Years After

    Fifty Years After

    On 19 January 1969, a 20-year old Czechoslovakian student, Jan Palach, staged a solitary protest at Prague’s Wenceslas Square by dousing petrol and setting himself on fire. The protest was against the return of Soviet-supported Czechoslovakian authoritarian rule following the brutal ouster of Alexander Dubcek (1921-92). The latter had promised ‘socialism with a humane face’, …

    May 30, 2018
  • US aircraft carrier arrives in Vietnam

    US aircraft carrier arrives in Vietnam

    For the first time since the end of the Vietnam War, a US aircraft carrier made a port call in Vietnam on Monday, signalling how Chinas rise is bringing together former foes in a significant shift in the regions geopolitical landscape, the media reported. The USS Carl Vinson, anchored off Danang, the port city that …

    March 5, 2018
  • Tom Hanks was afraid of Meryl Streep

    Tom Hanks was afraid of Meryl Streep

    Actor Tom Hanks says he was “afraid” of his “The Post” co-star Meryl Streep. The Steven Spielberg directorial has marked the first time the two Oscar winners have worked together, reports femalefirst.co.uk. “I’m in awe of Meryl Streep. I was afraid of Meryl Streep. I did not know what to say to Meryl Streep,” Hanks …

    January 20, 2018
  • Is Cambodia ready for South East Asia’s tallest building?

    Is Cambodia ready for South East Asia’s tallest building?

    It would be hard for visitors to miss the affluence that is revealing itself in Phnom Penh now. There are numerous shopping malls, large and small, massive government buildings and a host of international banks. Despite all that, the plan for huge investment in building Southeast Asia’s tallest office building there cannot but raise enormous …

    April 25, 2017