Lighting a fire had once been risky business. Till the early 19th century, 'matches' were made with sulphide, phosphorus, potassium chlorate, gum, and starch. Sold loosely, they had the risk of phosphorus poisoning and striking by accident. It was in Sweden ... catchnews.com, 1 week ago
A modern day prince and princess are getting married in Bengaluru this weekend.We look at their families and their fascinating connections to each other. Mumbai Mirror alerted us to the Big Royal Shaadi in Bengaluru this weekend. The groom is Akshay Bhansali, a producer for MTV New York. The bride is Krutika Raje Ghorpade. Akshay will be 38 on September 19. Krutika will be 28 on October 19. Akshay's father is Dr Siddharth Bhansali, a Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Mumbai-trained cardiologist ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
INDIA WAS THE jewel the crown lost in 1947. The Kohinoor is the jewel still embedded in the crown that the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, wore. Linked by a gem that is uniquely Indian, the two books bear witness to a continuing fascination with an ...Open Magazine, 3 weeks ago
One is happy to see an awakening in India. For a change the common man is expressing a desire to read and be briefed about our military and security challenges. In the field of national security affairs 2016 was a landmark year in many ways. We had ...The Financial Chronicle, 1 month ago
New Delhi: The Rashtrapati Bhavan will mark the 81st birthday of President Pranab Mukherjee today with a number of functions. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished Pranab osaying the country is "proud to have a well-read and knowledgeable president ...Sify, 2 months ago President Mukherjee turns 81 tomorrow Sify, 2 months ago
In 1870, Samuel Bourne left India for good, and Charles Shepherd kept Bourne & Shepherd in business for another decade. In fact, he extended its geographical reach well beyond Calcutta, Simla and Bombay, sending photographers to Ceylon, Singapore and Nepal as ...The Telegraph, 2 months ago
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