Pallab Chakraborty

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Pilsen: On the Pilsner Urquell beer trail

There’s something about the damp, cool cellars underneath the Pilsner Urquell brewery that make you lose track of time. That’s my excuse, anyway. Why else would I be pouring myself a drink – my third – just before 11am? In my defence, it’s not like my tour guide, Michaela, is taken aback. “You are …

Beetroot superfood truffles

<i>It’s hard to believe these truffles contain no refined sugar or dairy just looking at them, but they are packed with goodness and practically two of</i> …

Self/less review – Tarsem Singh’s dopey sci-fi romp

Ben Kingsley gets joint top billing but takes an early bath in this tiresome tale of an ageing executive who pays to have his dying soul transplanted into the body of a younger man. Enter Ryan Reynolds as the empty vessel into which Sir Ben’s spirit is magnetically injected – only to discover that …

Ben Kingsley

USA and Canada fall to Samoa and Japan in Pacific Nations Cup

Samoa beat the United States 21-16 at San Jose’s Avaya Stadium on the opening weekend of the Pacific Nations Cup, holding off a spirited second-half rally from the Eagles.<p>Chris Wyles applies his wits to plotting US Eagles' Rugby World Cup course<p>Read more<p>In the day’s first game at the Avaya, Japan …

Canada

Ed Sheeran on finding a soul mate: Singer wants to find love like his parents

Ed Sheeran has expressed his desire to find love like his parents and grandparents.<p>During an interview with the Mirror, the 24-year-old Thinking Out …

UK considers punishing online pirates with 10-year jail sentences

As police forces up and down the country turn the screw on sellers of illegal streaming boxes, the government is now considering whether pirates in general should receive tougher sentences. Currently, infringers face up to two years in prison, but an amendment to the Copyright, Designs and Patents …

South Korean spy denies eavesdropping on civilians in suicide note

A South Korean spy found dead in an apparent suicide, left a note denying that security services had illegally tapped the mobile phones and computers …