globalisation


Pastry Pastimes: Where Does The ‘Danish’ Come From?   Recently updated !

Food has become an important lifeline during Melbourne’s strict second lockdown. After suffering through a brutal wave of new infections, residents of this once bustling city of five million are confined to their homes. Movement is restricted to five kilometers from home, only limited exercise is allowed and there is […]


Istanbul intrigue, high drama and how Turkish TV took over Latin America

Did you know that the Turkish TV industry is the second-largest exporter of TV content in the world, after the US? ‘But I’ve never seen any Turkish series!’ you might say, if, like me, you come from an English-speaking background and were never exposed to the glitz, glamour and drama […]


The lingua franca of our time: English

Roughly a billion people speak English. International diplomacy is conducted in English, stocks are traded in English, almost all scientific journals are written in English and the majority of the internet is in English. When a Russian woman travelling in Brazil wants to know the cost of her bus ticket […]


A world of education

In today’s world, is there a mismatch between the institution of education and what society is demanding from graduates? Many businesses are seeking free-thinking entrepreneurs with new out-of-the-box ideas, yet if students all graduate with the same education and very little life experience, how can we expect them to be […]