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Politeness buys you time. It leaves doors open. I’ve met so many people whom, if I had trusted my first impressions, I would never have wanted to meet again. And yet — many of them are now great friends. I have only very rarely touched their hair.

How to Be Polite — The Message — Paul Ford. A lovely, funny essay on politeness. Really worth a read.

Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha is back with a ‘scripted reality’ show on Sky Living. She explains why it was important to make a British Asian drama in an election year

Filmmaker Gurinder Chadha gets Sikh Jewel Award – Gossip Movies

GCHQ’s bulk surveillance of electronic communications has scooped up emails to and from journalists working for some of the US and UK’s largest media organisations, analysis of documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals.

Snowden files reveal saved emails of NY Times, BBC, Guardian and more by agency which sees investigative journalists as ‘threat’ akin to terrorists

Lenore Skenazy, a New York City mother of two, earned the sobriquet “America’s Worst Mom” after reporting in a newspaper column that she had allowed her younger son, then 9, to ride the subway alone.

Parenting Advice From ‘America’s Worst Mom’ By JANE E. BRODY JANUARY 2015 PM A New York City mother embraces her leading role in a campaign to return to the days when children played and navigated through life without constant adult supervision.

Dhanush is a strange phenomenon. If you look at him, he is the anti-thesis of a typical hero. Handsome? Check. Tall and macho. Check. His critics say that he lacks all the qualities that define a hero. He is skinny.

Dhanush is a strange phenomenon. If you look at him, he is the anti-thesis of a typical hero. Tall and macho. His critics say that he lacks all the qualities that define a hero.

Our moral guardians have always found a reason to guide as well as dictate our tastes and something of a farce called the Censor Board is there to lead us and marinate our likings according to the logistics of their needs.

Our moral guardians have always found a reason to guide as well as dictate our tastes and something of a farce called the Censor Board is there to lead us and marinate our likings according to the logistics of their needs.

21 Things That Every Bengali Is Terrified Of

Drag Me Back To Hell: What Should We Expect From Daredevil Season

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-30875859?OCID=twitterasia

At least 14 people are arrested in India's northern Bihar state after three Muslims were burnt alive when a mob set fire to dozens of homes.

Remembering some of those we lost in 2014.

Remembering some of those we lost in

A movement is raising soul-searching questions about international adoption.

A movement is raising soul-searching questions about international adoption. NYT article on Korean adoptions.