Posts Tagged ‘UK’

‘South Asian Safari’ opens English retirees’ minds

by Prashant Rao Note: This article was originally published by AFP on October 22, 2006. It can be found here. LEICESTER, England (AFP) – Asaf Hussain takes retirees from the countryside on a cultural “safari” of one of England’s most ethnically-diverse cities — and is finding himself increasingly in demand. “The 34 people sitting in front [...]


Australian film-extra-turned-novelist eyes Booker glory

by Prashant Rao Note: This article was originally published by AFP on October 13, 2008. It can be found here. LONDON (AFP) — Which is more impressive? Turning a 500-word short story into a nearly 700-page novel short-listed for the Booker Prize, or transforming yourself from a television extra into an acclaimed author? For Australian [...]


Internet collaboration still in infancy: Wikipedia founder

by Prashant Rao Note: This article was originally published by AFP on November 2, 2008. It can be found here. LONDON (AFP) – The age of public collaboration over the Internet is still only in its infancy, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales told AFP in an interview. The 42-year-old web guru, in an effort to show Wikipedia’s [...]


News you might have missed

by Prashant Rao Note: This blog post was originally published by AFP on April 1, 2009. It can be found here. A good portion of the news that we, and other news organisations, cover are events that, to some degree, can be planned for — press conferences, briefings, speeches, and the like. The G20 summit here [...]