The skeleton of Napoleon Bonapartes Arab stallion Marengo is being remounted for new display at London's National Army Museum, a media report said on Monday.The skeleton of the horse that repeatedly carried Napoleon to victory in battle, and finally into the ... Prokerala, 1 month ago
When Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor-Khan decided to name their first-born Taimur, Syed Firdaus Ashraf delved into history to bring into focus the fierce warrior king who bore that name many centuries ago. IMAGE: The monument to Amir Timur, the 14th century conqueror and founder of the Timurid Empire, in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters Remember all those history classes in school? That's where you probably heard about Timur, or Taimur Lang as I remember it, for the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Syed Firdaus Ashraf recounts his mission to withdraw Rs 500 notes from the bank.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Mission: To withdraw Rs 500 notes. Accessories: Water bottle and chocolate to tackle low blood pressure. Book to keep me going: The Book of Embraces by Eduardo Galeano. This was the fourth time I was standing in a bank queue after demonetisation. I desperately needed change for Rs 2,000. I had a few Rs 2,000 notes, but I was yet to see the new Rs 500 note. All essential work ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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