September 29, 2018

When it comes to the usual adjectives used to describe the salaries of top-flight footballers, they more often than not concentrate on the idea of them being 'obscene' or 'underserved'. In my view, however, I believe them to be fair. This is clearly not a popular view...

September 24, 2018


I grew up in a culture which reveres males over females. I grew up with a brother and two sisters. I grew up feeling my brother is more important than my sisters and I, simply because he is a male.

I grew up working hard and doing well in my studies, initially because...

September 23, 2018

Before moving to Singapore I had never really thought about taking my shoes off when entering a house or a place of work. Shaking your host firmly by the hand and looking them in the eyes yes, but slipping off my shoes before entering their home or place of work was th...

September 23, 2018

I believe in the economic principles of Adam Smith; this is to believe in individual freedom and economic freedom. I think that it is clear that his arguments have created enormous wealth and social freedoms across large swathes of the world, since his death in 1790. A...

September 16, 2018

We are often told to forgive and forget rather than bear a grudge; I am not sure I agree with this advice. 

It is important not to act in anger when wronged but forgiveness does not mean that revenge cannot be pursued nor that slights should be forgiven. The modern worl...

September 12, 2018

I just can’t get my head around it. In a city of 36 million residents – the most populous metropolitan area in the world – street crime is practically non-existent. Tokyo is a safe place.

In cafes, people save themselves a seat with their bag or iphone while they head t...

September 9, 2018

Each week we pick four articles that we strongly recommend you read from other sources, these hope to be as varied in style and opinion as possible.

In a world where algorithms continue to dictate your likely entertainment and news sources, we hope this provides with yo...

September 9, 2018

Composed in 1806, after the death of Lord Nelson, hero of the Napoleonic Wars, and first published in 1807, the poem purports to describe the ideal "man in arms,"

Character of the Happy Warrior

  Who is the happy Warrior? Who is he

That every man in arms sh...

September 9, 2018

I have started noticing how my two youngest kids find it almost impossible to make their minds up on what TV Show or Movie they want to want to watch on the weekends. The decision-making process takes an age, and something that should be wonderfully exciting becomes a...

September 4, 2018

I have lost count of the number of times when I have reminded my students that Yoga is not competitive. It’s a simple statement to say, and logically it should be pretty simple to understand, but somehow it really takes a long time for this to sink in. In truth I’m not...

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