T.S.Eliot the author of The Waste Land, had multiple hideaways. At one such place situated on Charing Cross Road, visitors were to inquire only a man known only as ‘The Captain’. On coming face to face, it became evident that the writer covered his face with tinted green powder!
Studies have revealed that the long neck of the modern day giraffe evolved in several stages to reach its present stature. The animal’s vertebrate stretched first towards the head and then towards the tail, a few million year ago. Scientists have long theorized that the long neck helps the modern-day giraffes to find more vegetation […]
By SHOBHAA DE …AND OTHER LIFE LESSONS FROM SHE WHO KNOWS BETTER Perhaps that headline should be reworded to “Who’s next…?“ Whichever way one wants to look at it, the signs are pretty ominous.Having stated the obvious, I am consciously moving away from distressing developments of the week (cancelled concert, threatened play) and forcing myself to […]
The country’s first civil aviation museum will come up in a segregated non-oper ational area of India’s oldest airport Juhu Aerodrome. The airport started functioning in 1928, serving as the city’s sole airport till 1948 when the present one came up in Santacruz. The original terminal of what was then the Bombay International Airport in […]
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that the prize judges called “a monument to suffering and courage”. Alexievich, 67, used the skills of a journalist to create literature chronicling the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and its collapse: World War II, the Soviet war in Afghanistan, […]