I love Transport for London’s new fleet of electric buses. I take the 281 from Hounslow to Twickenham. It is a 24-hour service. So smooth. So quiet. So environmentally friendly. Just like an old-time trolley bus – but without the trolley. Why did we ever get rid of them?
Yes – it’s 100 degrees outside. So why is office air conditioning always set at five degrees below freezing? Companies must spend a lot of money making us shiver. Call me old-fashioned but I’d much rather have a large fan chug chug chugging overhead than air conditioning.
Farida J Manekshah’s book ‘Refusing to Bow’ tells the true story of the modern young Zoroastrian Woman who refused to bow down. Not to her family. Not to a violent man. Written up from tapes recorded more than 30 years ago. Provides rare insight into the beliefs and culture of an ancient religion. ‘As a rich man’s daughter, I had everything. But having everything wasn’t enough. I had to throw it all away.’