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Dr Shashi Tharoor MP – Britain Does Owe Reparations for British Colonialism – video

Dr Shashi Tharoor MP – Britain Does Owe Reparations 

Published on Jul 14, 2015 – One of the best speeches by an Indian ever on the subject of British reparations. It’s from an Indian MP, Dr Shashi Tharoor, invited to speak at the Oxford Union Society in a debate on Reparations for British Colonialism. The debate’s proposition was ….Does Britain Owe Reparations to India And Other Former Colonies?

ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY: The Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 189 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.

GEMS I STUMBLED ON – by Dave Martins + 2 videos

GEMS I STUMBLED ON – by Dave Martins

Dave Martins

Dave Martins

A very wise woman, who also happened to be my mother, once told me: “If you know something good or hear something good about somebody, you should pass it on.” Today I’m doing as instructed by telling you about a few gems I stumbled on recently.

I’m not that big a basketball fan (the American construction would be “…not that big of a basketball fan.” Strange.) but there’s an American television series called “Open Court” that is probably the most entertaining sports programme on the tube. It’s all talk, minimal footage of plays, with 8 or so of the best who ever played in the NBA, speaking spontaneously and candidly and at length – not just sound bites.  Continue reading