Part of India on Film: 1899 – 1947 This collection of newly digitised films is part of the BFI's contribution to the UK-India Year of Culture 2017, in partnership with the British Council. View more films on BFI Player http://player.bfi.org.uk/collections/india-on-film-1899-1947/ (UK only) Extract from "Home Life (1928)" Colonial family life under the Raj - Join the Hunter family for a tour of colonial domestic life in 1920s north India in this three-part amateur film. Made by an English family living in north India during the heyday of the Raj, this amateur film reveals the grandeur in which middle-class English colonials lived. It also lets us see how the labours of a large retinue of Indian servants helped to create the intimate spaces of ‘private’ family life, including the summer retreat to the hill station of Mussoorie. In showing us their ‘home away from home’ the Hunters’ film gives no indication of the anti-British agitation that animated Indian politics in this period. The film was made in 1928, the year in which Indian leaders boycotted the British Government-appointed Indian Statutory Commission and began to draw up their own constitution for an independent India. Subscribe: http://bit.ly/subscribetotheBFI Watch more on the BFI Player: http://player.bfi.org.uk/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BFI Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BritishFilmInstitute Follow us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+britishfilminstitute/
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Heritage buildings that depict the time in history and non more so than the country pubs of Western Australia. Meeting place for friends and visitors to sit and enjoy each others company after a long hard day of toil, farming or travel. Many were designed and built with their unique design of two story, wide veranda, big doors and windows that opened up to the cool breeze in warm weather. Garden areas to sit in the cool of a warm night and enjoy the entertainment that may have been live at the time. Interior designs were of antique style and built of many fine local timbers and adornments. Fire place in all rooms for warmth in winter. Cool in the hot scorching summers and warm on cold frosty nights of winter. Home made meals cooked in huge kitchens by the best local cooks. Rooms let out to travellers and workers in the areas. Many great ideas and decisions were made in many a country pub by the rural community. Indoor sports such as darts, pool and cards along with TAB facility close by or within the pub to have a wager on your favourite horse. Though many are still standing proudly in most country towns of Western Australia, many have changed to taverns providing rooms for bed and breakfast, or as guest houses. Some sadly have closed their doors and deteriorated through neglect and a lack of funding to keep these fine old pubs alive. Every country town has a pub or two or three, or, as in big mining towns of the eastern gold fields around Kalgoorlie and north, a dozen or more. So much could be revealed if only the walls of these gracious buildings could speak.
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Sydney 00:03:53 1 History 00:04:02 1.1 First inhabitants 00:05:56 1.2 Establishment of the colony 00:10:29 1.2.1 Conflicts 00:12:01 1.3 Modern development 00:12:10 1.3.1 19th century 00:14:20 1.3.2 20th century–present 00:18:01 2 Geography 00:18:10 2.1 Topography 00:19:42 2.2 Geology 00:20:43 2.3 Ecology 00:21:57 2.4 Climate 00:26:10 3 Regions 00:26:47 3.1 Inner suburbs 00:29:20 3.1.1 Inner West 00:30:41 3.2 Eastern suburbs 00:32:43 3.3 Southern Sydney 00:33:50 3.4 Northern suburbs 00:36:24 3.5 Hills district 00:37:26 3.6 Western suburbs 00:40:28 4 Urban structure 00:40:37 4.1 Architecture 00:45:52 4.2 Housing 00:48:24 4.3 Parks and open spaces 00:50:43 5 Economy 00:53:06 5.1 Corporate citizens 00:53:52 5.2 Domestic economics 00:57:26 5.3 Financial services 00:59:25 5.4 Manufacturing 01:00:30 5.5 Tourism and international education 01:02:39 6 Demographics 01:06:05 7 Culture 01:06:13 7.1 Science, art, and history 01:08:26 7.2 Entertainment 01:13:09 7.3 Religion 01:14:04 7.4 Media 01:16:00 8 Sport and outdoor activities 01:20:59 9 Government 01:21:08 9.1 Historical governance 01:22:59 9.2 Government in the present 01:25:46 10 Infrastructure 01:25:55 10.1 Education 01:28:51 10.2 Health 01:30:59 10.3 Transport 01:37:07 10.4 Environmental issues and pollution reduction 01:40:08 10.5 Utilities 01:42:02 11 Sister cities 01:43:06 12 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Sydney ( (listen)) is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Located on Australia's east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and extends about 70 km (43.5 mi) on its periphery towards the Blue Mountains to the west, Hawkesbury to the north, and Macarthur to the south. Sydney is made up of 658 suburbs, 40 local government areas and 15 contiguous regions. Residents of the city are known as "Sydneysiders". As of June 2017, Sydney's estimated metropolitan population was 5,131,326.Indigenous Australians have inhabited the Sydney area for at least 30,000 years, and it remains one of the richest in Australia in terms of Aboriginal archaeological sites, with thousands of engravings located throughout the region. In 1770, during his first Pacific voyage in the Endeavour, Lieutenant James Cook, after leaving Botany Bay, saw the entrance to Port Jackson, but sailed past and did not enter the inlet. In 1788, the First Fleet of convicts, led by Arthur Phillip, were the first recorded Europeans to sail into Port Jackson. Here they founded Sydney as a British penal colony, the first European settlement in Australia. Phillip named the city "Sydney" in recognition of Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney. Penal transportation to New South Wales ended soon after Sydney was incorporated as a city in 1842. A gold rush occurred in the colony in 1851, and over the next century, Sydney transformed from a colonial outpost into a major global cultural and economic centre. After World War II, it experienced mass migration and became one of the most multicultural cities in the world. At the time of the 2011 census, more than 250 different languages were spoken in Sydney and about 40 percent of residents spoke a language other than English at home. Furthermore, 36% of the population reported having been born overseas.Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world, the 2018 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranks Sydney tenth in the world in terms of quality of living, making it one of the most livable cities. It is classified as an Alpha World City by Globalization and World Cities Research Network, indicating its influence in the region and throughout the world. Ranked eleventh in the world for economic opportunity, Sydney has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, manufacturing and tourism. There is a significant concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations in Sydney and the city is promoted as one of Asia Pacific's leading financial hubs. Established in 1850, the U ...
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The mythology of a proud, independent nation is challenged by the often secretive role of Australia as an appendage of the United States and the rise of militarism. Following his latest film, Utopia, Pilger will discuss these 'unofficial truths'.
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My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
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In 'Aardevrouwen spreken' geven 13 vrouwen hun visie op deze tijd en de toekomst. Zij hebben allen hun sporen verdiend met hun inzet voor een betere wereld en zijn actief op verschillende gebieden: van media tot politiek en van oude wijsheid tot nieuwe wijsheid met betrekking tot onze relatie met de aarde en onze omgeving. Volgens de reguliere media en de politiek is het ernstig met ons gesteld, maar als je goed om je heen kijkt, dan zie je dat er een onderstroom bezig is met positieve verandering. In die onderstroom zijn het met name de vrouwen die zich bewuster opstellen door initiatieven te ontplooien voor een betere wereld, of door zichzelf beter te leren kennen in wie ze zijn. Zelfs in ontwikkelingslanden is het bekend dat het de vrouwen zijn die verantwoordelijk met de microkredieten omgaan en bouwen aan een beter leven voor henzelf en hun kinderen. Meer vanuit het hart doen, horen we regelmatig, niet alleen maar meer vanuit het hoofd. Vrouwen zitten daar dichterbij en daarom zie je nu een groeiend aantal vrouwen vanuit het hart bezig zijn. Waarom je ze maar weinig hoort, heeft volgens redacteur en samensteller Manon Tromp te maken met het feit dat het hen niet om de roem of de status gaat, maar om verandering en verbetering voor het geheel. Daarom vond ze het tijd een aantal vrouwen aan het woord te laten over hoe ze deze tijd zien en waarvoor zij zich inzetten. Ze heeft hen gevraagd te schrijven over deze tijd en de aarde: hun eigen verbinding ermee, hun hoop, hun wens, hun visie en wat ze willen bijdragen. 'Aardevrouwen spreken' is een uitgave van A3 boeken, www.A3boeken.nl Fotografie: Linda Wormhoudt Meerstemmig lied: Joyce Hellendoorn, uit 'De stem van de Godin', www.voicemedicine.nl Creatieve montage: Bee van der Heijde
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