Where dogs don’t bark

Particularly telling on the English way of life was my friend Deepa’s comment the other day (actually she quoted her friend, but never mind): “Yaar, these people, they not only keep their children quiet, but they even manage to keep their dogs quiet! You’ll never have a dog barking at you on the streets! Amazing!”

O, be some other name!

Purely as a matter of scholarly interest, I wonder who should rank higher in the academic hierarchy -- associate dean or deputy dean? I ask because my university is in the throes of a titular makeover that involves a variety of deans.

Who but the English

The English are possibly the most stiff-lipped bunch ever to sip beer and watch football, but one thing you cannot accuse them of is lacking a sense of humour. Their humour, like the rest of them, is very English – splendidly deadpan.

Englishman, oh Englishman

The English are possibly the most stiff-lipped bunch ever to sip beer and watch football, but one thing you cannot accuse them of is lacking a sense of humour. Their humour, like the rest of them, is very English – splendidly deadpan.

Of ballroom and Blackpool

The ballroom in Blackpool Tower is breathtaking. Especially the first time you walk on to it. I guess it is a combination of factors: the sheer expansiveness of the floor set in durbar hall-like surroundings, leading up to a glorious podium
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