Consider this one story: A young English professor, ashamed of his “provinciality” and unsatisfied with his mastery over the language and its literature, desperately wants to acquire that urbane coolness he feels comes naturally to native English speakers. Class, he feels, is the new caste — “Yes, the subaltern can speak, but only on Facebook,” his posts earn approving likes of people he aspires to emulate in real life. Even this thrill, like all his other feelings, turn into self-loathing. In the end, we discover, he’s pretty loathsome anyway. … [Read more...] about Review: My Mother’s Lover and Other Stories by Sumana Roy
In the wake of the inquiry, it was recommended that paediatric cardiac units be set a target for the number of operations per year, and surgery be concentrated in a few specialist centres in order to ensure quality of care … [Read more...] about Children’s heart surgery units at Royal Brompton and two other hospitals to close after NHS review
The series has just become the show everyone has been talking about! It portrays the character realistically and highlights many real-life social issues with it's intricately built storyline. The series has gained immense popularity and has become much more than an investigative drama series. Even big brands have been making references to Paatal Lok to promote their products and services a Paatal Lok has become one of the most used and biggest pop culture references from the Indian web content space. … [Read more...] about Paatal Lok Takes India By Storm! Great Reviews And Audiences Response Hold Testimony To It!
He told Radio 4's Today programme: 'Clearly, number one, that's ill-advised as a means of testing your eyesight as to whether you're fit to drive, but again it's hard to see - unless there's some justification that that was to take daily exercise - how that was justified.' … [Read more...] about ‘I came to test my eyesight and it was well worth the 260 mile trip’: TripAdvisor SUSPENDS reviews for Barnard Castle after page is flooded with spoof Dominic Cummings posts as internet pokes fun at lockdown visit
As was the case in the outstanding first season, the new episodes toggle between Ramy’s misadventures on the road to enlightenment and poignant spotlights on other members of his family. In the process, Youssef and his collaborators deftly illustrate how people from the same background, raised in the same tradition, can wind up so very different from one another. Ramy’s mother, Maysa (Hiam Abbass), scolds his sister, Dena (May Calamawy), for not praying enough; when Dena points out that Maysa rarely prays herself, her mom replies, “God knows me. We have a thing.” Season One’s highlight was a story about Maysa battling her crippling loneliness by becoming a Lyft driver; the inevitable sequel offers proof that the socially inappropriate apple doesn’t fall far from the unintentionally insulting tree(*), while also illustrating how precarious it can feel to be a Muslim in America right now. Dena gets her own story, a horror tale about the perils of … [Read more...] about ‘Ramy’ Season 2 Review: A Saintly Sinner’s Superb Return
That said, the pleasures of Central Park are also inverted from what you might expect out of Bob’s Burgers. The songs are a joy, while the comedy is a bit on the thin side. Some of this owes to the heavier emphasis on plotting, and some on the fact that the regulars are all very broadly defined in the early going, when character-based comedy of the type Bouchard specializes in benefits greatly from both the writers and the audience developing a deep understanding of who everyone is and why they behave a certain way. There’s whimsy in the show’s depictions of the many weird corners of Manhattan — Paige gets a good lead on Bitsy’s scheme while having a shvitz in a Polish neighborhood — but not a lot of big laughs when the music isn’t playing. (One of the funnier bits of business involves Owen and a sanitation company manager, played by Fred Armisen, singing about city statute loopholes.) As someone who’s neither a member of the family nor … [Read more...] about ‘Central Park’ Review: A Cartoon With a Song in Its Heart