Explore the Place Where Shakespeare Heard His First Lullaby
Visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Startford-Upon-Avon
Shakespeare is one of the world’s most famous playwrights. The stories he has authored have surpassed time and geography. Despite the many cuss words literature students throw at Shakespeare, this man continues to live through our textbooks and culture.
*Look out for the coloured words, what is special about them?
The Early Life of A Tudor Boy
William Shakespeare was born and raised in a quaint little town of Stratford-Upon-Avon. John Shakespeare, his father, was a wealthy man. William was the third of eight children. He was the first child to survive infancy. This new infant was lucky enough to have been born in the largest house on Henley Street. Read more about Visiting Shakespeare’s Birthplace in Startford-Upon-Avon …
How Forts in Maharashtra Live Through Stories
Stories that make Maharashtrian Forts Special
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is a national hero in India and a much respected figure in the state of Maharashtra.
The story of Shivaji Maharaj is one of the most common legends that most Maharashtrians grow up with. In fact, the story of Shivaji Maharaj is an inspiration to anyone who wants to learn from it.
Many universities and management books have recently begun teaching leadership and management styles of this great man.
Since I’m born and raised in Maharashtra, the wind of Shivaji’s great victories didn’t evade my ears. It was this fascination that led me to love history as a subject.
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Spooky Stories: Who is Bloody Mary
Is the folklore about Bloody Mary real? It might be…
We’ve all heard the spooky story of Bloody Mary. As a child, I was too creeped out by this story even though in my early days I would be scared of the smallest of things, like the Dementors in Harry Potter.
However some adventurous sorts have tried chanting ‘Bloody Mary’ thrice in front of a mirror at midnight in hopes to say hi to this crude looking woman. This legend also narrates how Bloody Mary would appear and steal children.
Most adults (who aren’t creeped out anymore, like me) would dismiss this ancient legend by thinking it as a nice gimmick to get children to bed on time. However this story of Bloody Mary is not just an old myth but a story woven around a real person! Read more about The Story Behind Bloody Mary …
The Entire World on A Golden Platter
The Sir Ratan Tata exhibition at the CSMVS Museum
Jamshedji Tata dreamt of building his business into an empire it has grown to become today. Despite being wealthy, the Tatas are known throughout history for their philanthropy.
It can be pointed out that Jamshedji Tata sowed the seed for this generous habit of theirs. His younger son, Sir Ratan Tata might have grown up surrounded by riches but he never let that get into his head.
Sir Ratan Tata was born on 20th January, 1871. After graduating from the St Xavier’s College, at 25 he found himself becoming a Partner of the Tata & Sons firm. Read more about The Sir Ratan Tata exhibition at the CSMVS Museum …