1. The practice in certain Muslim and Hindu societies of screening women from men or strangers, especially by means of a curtain.
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I have just received an interesting e-mail from the City Council. I attach a copy of the e-mail and my response to it below.
The Council has called a meeting during a period known as ‘purdah’. 715 more words
Following an intensive period of petition-based activity (including an action packed day for the Select Committee on Monday with an overspill to Committee Room 7 for the first time), now is an opportune moment to take stock of where we are – particularly given that the Committee is due to rise shortly in preparation for the General Election. 380 more words
Every year the swallows who nest in the eves of our house head off back on a flight
that lasts thousands of miles.
Nobody tells them to do it, but off they head travelling 200 miles a day with just the urge to head south. 1,002 more words