Danny Boyle, The Olympic Opening Ceremony and Jerusalem
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 07-29-2012
original photo from flickr Like Billions of people around the world I sat watching the Olympic Opening ceremony loving the spectacle, the vision and the ambition of its director Danny Boyle. I loved the celebration of the NHS definitely one of the UK's finest inventions - a medical system that seeks to give free health care to all in need. I enjoyed the celebration of the industrial revolution and the visibility of the cost that our natural world paid in order to bring it. As I watched I pondered to…
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Top 5 tips for families at the Olympic park
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 07-29-2012
1. Food and drink We found the security checks at the park no problem at all. We had brought sandwiches and fruit and cake and crisps for a family and the only thing we were questioned about was our water bottles. there are plenty of places to fill up your water bottles from the numerous drinking fountains. 2. Travel We discovered the javelin train which is literally a 6 minute journey from St Pancras to Stratford in brand new air conditioned comfort. It was totally empty when we used it…
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Syria’s War on Children
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 07-23-2012
Just a read a damning report from War Child arguing that the Syrian conflict has been a war on children. “ Children have not been spared the horror of Syria’s crackdown. Syrian security forces have killed, arrested, and tortured children in their homes, their schools, or on the streets. In many cases, security forces have targeted children just as they have targeted adults.” The report argues that "Neither side in this conflict has distinguished itself by protecting children in the areas they control." Children in detention have been sexually abused,…
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5 Things to enjoy about the Dark Knight Rises
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 07-20-2012
  Just come home from watching the Dark Knight Rises and really enjoyed it. The story line is gritty, the baddies are so brutally powerful making Batman look so weak and feeble. Its a 12A that's probably right - it seemed less violent in one sense than Dark Knight - no pencil in the eyeball kind of moment that I can remember. I took my 13 and 12 year old boys to see it and they really enoyed it. i think they could have handled it from age 10 and…
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How has Facebook changed you?
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 07-17-2012
[caption id="attachment_5190" align="aligncenter" width="851" caption="Hey everybody look at my cute little dog"][/caption] Just saw this spoof movie trailer and i thought you guys would like it. My friend Mark Meynell shared it on his twitter stream - so the clip parodies its own route to market. It reminds me how much Facebook and Twitter (and to a lesser degree Pinterest) has been shaping my habits and as a result forming my character for better and for worse. I definitely feel more connected to world events, feel in touch with a…
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Mumford and Sons coming soon
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 07-16-2012
I am sure you are as excited as I am about the upcoming Mumford and Sons album. The video is a bit of a teaser - it tells me that these guys have still got the style ambience thing sorted. Its a classy video that tells us very little. The vagabond gentlemen look is still there's - 3 years ago it was pretty groundbreaking - hope they will help us take it somewhere new. The able title Babel - is an interesting one - of course it relates to the…
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Adoption Sunday 2012
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 07-16-2012
[caption id="attachment_5173" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Going for a spin (Photo from gemsling's photostream, Flickr Creative Commons)"][/caption] I am pulling together a list of resources that we will use in an adoption Sunday trial on Sunday 4th of November in Oxford churches. The big idea is that National Adoption week kicks off on the 5th of November and we thought it would be great if the church was at the front of it. We are running a trial to learn lessons for a possible national adoption Sunday in 2013. We want to…
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Help… I have run out of ideas
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 07-07-2012
I am stuck and I need some help, some ideas and some more miracles. My family and I have had a summer holiday in France booked for over a year. I am speaking at a conference and then staying on for a week’s break in La Vendee. We have had a young foster child placed with us and getting him a UK passport (even though he was born in this country) has proved very difficult because of his family background. By the grace of God and lots of prayer, form…
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Why what you see is not what you get
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 07-06-2012
We all know that the media massages the message, but these two recent incidents of audience manipulation have caused me to sit up and take notice. First, here is a very friendly and seemingly openhanded video about why the Burger you order at McDonalds looks nothing like the one you see on the menu: At one level, the friendly host models transparency and shows you how they create the picture you see but not the burger you eat. It warms me to McDonalds and somehow makes me trust them more.…
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Boy racer’s dream
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 07-06-2012
Hard to resist this stunt from the team at Hot Wheels. I don't understand the maths behind it, can it possibly be worth the expense of putting on a event like this for the advertising benefit? Surely children will like a hot wheels toy whether they can make two cars do a loop the loop or not. Any way I enjoyed the spectacle, hope you do too.
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