|China Myths Debunked|
|WE all know the facts: In
1949 when the Communist
Party took over, China had
been mired in civil wars
and dismembered by foreign
aggressions; its people had suffered
widespread famine; average lifeexpectancy
was a mere 41 years.
Today, it is the second largest economy
in the world, a great power with global
influence, and its people live in
increasing prosperity; average life
expectancy has reached 74 years.
But the assessment has to go deeper
than that, for reasons none other than
the apparent discomfort, if not outright
disapproval, Western political
and intellectual elites feel toward the
Communist Party´s leadership. Five
|PETER Oborne, writing in
the conservative Daily
Telegraph, recently suggested
Conservative British Prime
Minister, David Cameron, was not
merely in a mess, he "is in a sewer."
That seems about right. Cameron
lost it over Rupert Murdoch. He
showed staggering lack of judgment
in hiring Andy Coulson, the former
News of the World editor, as his first
director of communications at
Downing Street, a hubristic decision
made against the best advice and
apparently with a dual aim: to show
he was not an old Etonian "toff" and
to get favourable treatment from the
37 percent of the British print media
owned by Murdoch.
He then spent a fair chunk of time
during his first year in office in 26
meetings with various News Corp
honchos, including Rebekah
Brooks, who was...
Zoa Morani’s sin food- parathas!
AFTER the encouraging feedback Zoa Morani received for her debut in Always Kabhi Kabhi the actress decided to takeoff to NewDelhionaholiday.
And no trip to New Delhi is ever complete without a visit to her favouriteParatha Galli in New Delhi.
We come to hear that Zoa who lost oodles of weight and is working hard on maintaining her envious toned frame recently gave up on her diet for a day so that she could gorge on some delicious parathas from the famous Galli in New Delhi.
A source says, “Zoa insisted on going to Paratha Galli since she absolutely loves parathas- it’s her sin food.
She skipped on her diet for that day since it was something she just couldn’t resist.”