Why India’s rich don’t give their money away

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Premji is now one of the world's biggest philanthropists Indian IT billionaire Azim Premji recently became India's top philanthropist, sealing his place among the world's top givers. But his generosity has put philanthropy in the spotlight in a country where charity does not appear to match wealth. The BBC's Aparna Alluri reports.With his recent pledge of $7.5bn, Mr Premji's total philanthropic contribution

Craft workers ‘need their own titles’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Titles should be given to people with advanced craft skills, a think tank says, in the same way that an academic with a PhD is called "Dr".The Social Market Foundation wants people who complete high-level apprenticeships to be called "master craftsman" or "master craftswoman".The intention is to give better public recognition to vocational skills.Report author Nicole Gicheva says it would redress the "cultural bias" against

How do reality TV shows care for their stars?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption L-R: Mike Thalassitis, Sarah Goodhart, Jonny Mitchell Today's reality TV gives its stars so much instant influence that you don't even have to wait until the next morning to be an overnight success. Millions of social media followers and lucrative brand deals await the stars of shows like Love Island and The Only Way is Essex.But the death of 2017 contestant Mike Thalassitis

Tess and Claudia complete their ‘agonising’ 24-hour danceathon

[ad_1] Image caption The stars collapsed to the floor after completing their challenge Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman have completed their gruelling Comic Relief danceathon, after fighting through injury and sickness.The Strictly Come Dancing presenters raised £782,686 by dancing non-stop for 24 hours and five minutes.They ended their marathon challenge with a weary performance of Destiny's Child's Survivor, before collapsing to the floor."I never want to dance again," said Winkleman.

‘The most I played was 32 hours straight’ – ex-gamers on their addiction

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJames Good: "I didn't leave my room"A former gaming addict has told MPs he once played for 32 hours "without eating, sleeping or leaving his room". James Good told a parliamentary committee his obsession with gaming led to him dropping out of university and suffering from depression.Mr Good, who now works with the Game Quitters support organisation, said it had affected

Ford puts bed hoggers in their place and other news

[ad_1] BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology stories of the week including:Drone manufacturer DJI says it will expand the technology that prevents them being flown near airports and other sensitive sitesSome Premier League football teams work with Intel to create an immersive 360 degree video experience for fans Ford takes lane assist technology for cars to keep couples on their side of the bedSee more
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Strictly Come Dancing finalists discuss their ups, downs and future plans

[ad_1] Image caption Stacey Dooley, Joe Sugg, Ashley Roberts and Faye Tozer will compete for the coveted glitterball trophy "I was in an ice bath last night, and oh my world I've got calves."YouTube star Joe Sugg's life has changed in many ways since he started Strictly Come Dancing 14 weeks ago. "Suggs aren't known for their calves, but I can actually feel a calf now," he says proudly. "Look,

Kanye West vs Drake: What’s the story behind their war of words (and emojis)?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Drake (left) and Kanye West: A bitter war of words In a virtuoso overnight Twitter rant, Kanye West has addressed his ongoing feud with fellow superstar Drake.Over several hours, and more than 100 tweets, he aired grievances about Drake's lyrics, his use of the purple heart emoji and, in a sinister twist, alleged threats to West's family.The whole saga was prompted when Drake
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Kosovo’s army dreamers enrage their Serbian neighbours

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption As well as a main force of 4,000, Kosovo's Security Force has 2,000 reserves If Kosovo is still committed to a Euro-Atlantic path, it has wandered dramatically off-piste in recent weeks. First it raised a 100% tariff on imports from neighbouring Serbia. Now its MPs are set to vote on raising an army. Both these measures run counter to warnings, threats and pleas from