The Extraordinary Power of Toilets in India

A shot of a scholarly-looking, older Indian man pushing the flush on a toy toilet isn’t exactly the introduction you’d expect to a documentary about the plight of Delhi’s ‘untouchable’ population. But as the crew from US-based production company GLP films discovered, Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak – founder of Delhi’s irreverent toilet museum – has developed…

The Best of Luxury Boutique Hotels in UK Cities

Diverse, vibrant and unique, UK cities have a lot to offer to bright-eyed travellers who are keen to learn and explore. But when it comes to accommodation, a lot can go wrong. If you don’t have friends in the city you’re visiting, you might find yourself choosing a hotel blindly without really knowing it’s the…

This Website Wants to Feed British Expats

The longer you spend in a country, the more you find yourself “going native” in terms of how and what you eat, how you spend your leisure time, where you choose to shop, and in a handful of other everyday decisions. But whenever I’m living in a foreign country, there are always little things I…

Wendy Ruderman on Winning a Pulitzer

Wendy Ruderman [left] is co-author of true crime book Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love and co-winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. Lauren Razavi speaks to her about getting started in journalism and the process of nailing a true crime story… How did you get…

Ian Nesbitt on Collaborative Filmmaking

There has been a spate of documentaries over the last couple of years whose subjects were reportedly less than happy with the way they were portrayed. Filmmakers often find little room for grey areas, it seems, when it comes to telling salacious tales of pantomime villain benefit recipients or impossibly ‘naughty’ children. Ian Nesbitt takes…

Eating Local in the East of England

Back in 2007, the East of England Co-op launched an initiative called Sourced Locally with the aim of highlighting delectable food goods from the local area. The project has grown enormously over the last eight years. Co-op is now home to more than 2,700 locally sourced products and has helped generate over £34 million for the local economy. Sourced Locally…