Wonder Woman

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

The Secret History of Wonder Woman is Jack Edwards’ favourite. He acquaints us with it-

 

The Secret History of Wonder Woman: A Book by Jill Lepore

A sensational piece of writing, Jill Lepore’s award winning book is a marvellous journey through the history of what lead to the creation of one of the greatest comic book heroes in the world – Wonder Woman. Lepore’s begins with the early life of her creator, William Moulton Marston, recounting his youth and his time at university and how he was influenced by the women’s suffrage movement. It also delves into his early work in science and law, which lead him to develop a device which contributed to the invention of the lie detector.

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Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi

When Did Ganesha Chaturthi start?

He is the people’s favourite God. He is the carrier of hope, of happiness, of positivity and togetherness. Ganesha is the ideal example of how inner beauty and intelligence matters. With those two weapons he has taken over not only the Hindus who worship him but people from around the world.

Ganesh Chaturthi
Everyone’s favourite- Our Bappa

How did this multitalented God come to India’s rescue? Read more about Ganesh Chaturthi

Indian Postal Service

Indian Postal Service

7 Things You Didn’t Know About the Indian Postal Service Every small village, town or a metropolis in India has one thing in common: India Post. The Indian Postal Service handles mail from every nook and corner of the country. India Post holds the record for having the highest post office in the world at 15,000ft […]

Indian Freedom Struggle

Origins of the British Empire

Origins of  the British Empire

A country with vast fertile land, a plethora of cultures and people, India has so much of diversity. This land had been set free 70 years before. 300 years of this land’s equally vast history has been reserved for the Indian Freedom Struggle.

As I always mention, history is a story. And every story has 2 perspectives. Similarly we are lucky enough to have 2 different versions of the Indian Freedom Struggle.

This weekend let us find an answer to this simple question- Why did a Company like the British East India Company want to set up a colony in India instead of Britain’s Monarch? Read more about Origins of the British Empire

Indian Freedom Struggle

Indian Freedom Struggle: Part 1

Indian Freedom Struggle: Part 1 A country with vast fertile land, a plethora of cultures and people, India has so much of diversity. This land had been set free 70 years before. 300 years of this land’s equally vast history has been reserved for the Indian Freedom Struggle. As I always mention, history is a story. […]

Int'l Museum Workers Day IMWD2017

Throwback: Int’l Museum Workers Day

Recap of the Int’l Museum Workers Day, 2017!

15 years ago, Homa Taj started MUSEUMVIEWS, the parent body of Int’l Museum Workers Day. Homa Taj is a filmmaker who is passionate about art and history. Today MUSEUMVIEWS is an organisation having a huge following on social media.

After building this platform, she then started a very unique initiative in 2005. The Int’l Museum Workers Day was a very new and no doubt an amazing thing to do. The historical community strives to get history to people. The Int’l Museum Workers Day organisation gives gratitude to these people who work to preserve our heritage. Museums show us world culture as it has evolved through time. Museums worldwide employ thousands of people. On this one day, it is up to us to say thank you. Read more about Throwback: Int’l Museum Workers Day

Berthillion, Paris

Exploring Paris

Paris Is More Than Just The Eiffel Tower Exploring the family run Ice Cream Shop in the city of lights  Artists flanking the Seine, l’amour in the air, croissants, crepes and baguettes savouring everyone’s stomaches, fashion and perfume maniacs meandering around Champs Elysees- that’s the Paris we see and know. Let me show you a […]

Books

4 Things That You Never Noticed In A Book

Hidden Elements in Your Book

4 Things That You Never Noticed In A Book

Books
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Books, books, books, life is so full of them. As long as they are around we are truly wealthy. Be it fiction, an encyclopaedia or just a dictionary; books are an expert with matters of the heart and the soul.

More often than not, we forget about these loyal companions and about the whirlwind romance we shared with books. Our hate for textbooks takes away most of our time. Occasionally a short reminder of an engaging novel takes us back into fantasyland. There is no greater sorrow than a completely read novel. You can’t experience the story again like its new and you can’t live in it any longer. Turning the last page in a book is like a slap in the face, the slap of reality. Don’t we all have a moment of silence after every book we finish? I know we all do.

In our haste to get the book read, there are some small elements that add to our experience which we miss. But when these elements are amiss, the situation is like reading with the Kindle; you read the book but you don’t get the general satisfaction of actually having read a book.

These are some of the hidden elements that make books, books. Read more about 4 Things That You Never Noticed In A Book