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WOW2: Women Pioneers of June and Events ...

“We are all powerful because we have survived.” –Audre Lorde WOW2 is a four times a month sister blog to This week in the war on women. This edition covers women pioneers and the events of From June 24 to June 30. The goal of WOW2 is to discover and honor accomplished women, including those […]

Everyone wants to be an IAS officer. Bu...

RRetired government officials are writing books like never before, primarily those of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The trend did not spread to lower caste officials in the “central services”, although some former police officers wrote their memoirs. Leaving them aside for the moment, and looking only at the books […]

Bureaucrats and diplomats: the divergenc...

Retired civil servants are writing books like never before, mainly those of the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Administrative Service (IAS). The trend did not spread to lower caste officials in the “central services”, although some former police officers wrote their memoirs. Leaving them aside for the moment, and looking only […]

Classic Raphael – The American Conservat

Raphael was one of the greatest portrait painters of all time, whose images exemplified the humanistic principles of Western civilization. Raphaël Santi (1483-1520), along with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, is one of the three artistic titans of the Italian High Renaissance. Yet unlike the other two, he has not had the widespread admiration in […]

Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall set to div...

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Andrew Neil, former editor of the British The Sunday Times, once wrote about the best advice he received while working for media billionaire Rupert Murdoch. “Don’t fall in love with Rupert,” he was told. “He turns on the lovers and cuts them off.” The advice should perhaps […]

News from Queen Elizabeth: Prince Andrew...

royal nickname THE QUEEN has been given all sorts of nicknames during her reign, from family members to relatives of the monarch. These days, the Queen’s grandsons in particular have a lot of different names for her according to reports. However, “Chou” is the one she won’t hear again as it was the name Prince […]

News from Queen Elizabeth: Prince Andrew...

William ‘still deeply upset’ that Harry and Meghan are leaving Firm PRINCE William is still “deeply upset” by Harry and Meghan’s departure from the Royal Family, a friend of the future king has said. The Duke of Cambridge reportedly spent ‘no time’ with his brother during Platinum Jubilee celebrations last week. The brothers were both […]

Japanese Buddhist Art in Nara in the 8th...

Japanese Buddhist Art in Nara in the 8th Century: Emperor Shomu Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Time Emperor Shōmu was born in 701 and died in the mid-750s. Yet despite the passage of time, his legacy remains culturally and religiously powerful today. It concerns the consolidation, rooting and expansion of Buddhism in Japan during his […]

From the archive: Zadie Smith on the maj...

When you’re writing about the Queen, I don’t think there’s much point in pretending you’re talking about a real person. I can’t claim to be talking about one particular British woman, 91, mother of four, surname Windsor, etc. This person is a stranger to everyone except family and friends – and maybe even to them. […]

Samrat Prithviraj review: Akshay Kumar’s

Samrat Prithviraj: A still from the film. (courtesy yashrajfilms) Cast: Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chhillar, Sanjay Dutt, Ashutosh Rana and Sonu Sood Director: Chandraprakash Dwivedi Evaluation: Two stars (out of 5) A film that does not hide its purpose, Samrat Prithviraj is exactly what you would expect: a whimsical story purveyor draped in Bollywood finery. But […]

It took two British civil wars to plant ...

In the previous episode of this series, I gave the historical and religious background to the English Civil War – which sowed the seeds for every important institution that would take root on American soil. As noted earlier, many real issues were at stake in the struggle between the Crown and Parliament. Country folk, gentry, […]

What’s it really like to meet the Queen

Brearley was more likely than most to study the Queen’s methods closely. “Once I was invited to Buckingham Palace for lunch. There were only four guests, and one of the others was poet Ted Hughes. I had never met him before but I took him back to Lord’s to show him the place. Along the […]

In the Lakhnawi tradition, community har...

Lucknow: “How times have changed. The time when people lived in the greatest harmony and communal peace is over,” lamented Nawab Mir Jafar Abdullah, a descendant of Wajid Ali Shah, watching the news about the Gyanvapi Mosque affair, at his house in the neighborhood. Sheesh Mahal of Lucknow. Recalling one incident, the Nawab said: “Once […]

The tragic true story of the “beauty que

The Empress’s relationship with Emperor Franz Joseph did nothing to ease her misery. Despite what might have been displayed in Schneider’s on-screen relationship with Böhm, Elisabeth was so unhappy about the idea of ​​her marriage, that within minutes of her nuptials, the bride was seen sobbing from her car as she drove through precessions of […]

Behind the Krishna Janmabhoomi controver...

New Delhi“There were five idols of pure gold five cubits high in the air,” amazed the chronicler Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Jabbar ‘Utbi, as the armies of his master – the warlord Mahmud of Ghazni – marched through the streets of Mathura in 1031 CE. There was “one that if the sultan had seen it exhibited […]


Emperor Aurangzeb Alamgir takes a boat ride. He recites the Koran under the watchful eye. The painting belongs to the 18th century in the museum file. “The wealth of artistic treasures left by the Mughals is an enduring testimony to the splendor of their culture. Among the most remarkable remains of their art are the […]

Raja Rammohun Roy: an autobiographical s...

Raja Rammohun Roy Sun, May 22, 2022 12:00 AM Last updated on: Sun, May 22, 2022 4:01 PM A portrait of Rammohun Roy by Rembrandt Peale (1833). “> A portrait of Rammohun Roy by Rembrandt Peale (1833). MY DEAR FRIEND, In accordance with the wish that you have often expressed to me to give you […]

“I lost my optimism”

The reason for our meeting is to discuss Stoppard’s involvement with English PEN, one of the oldest human rights organizations in the world, which “defends the freedom to write and the freedom to read in the world “. As part of an upcoming auction at Christie’s in June, Stoppard has annotated the first edition of […]

Hong Kong’s disobedient graffiti artist

For decades, Tsang Tsou Choi – shirtless, a towel around his neck, supported by crutches – roamed the streets of Hong Kong armed with bottles of black ink and a calligraphy brush. From the 1950s to the 2000s, he transformed everything from streetlights to telephone booths into undulating views of Chinese characters. His scuzzy, calligraphic […]

Hindus should have their moment of catha...

Gyanvapi’s issue came to the fore. There is more. These will not go away. Because we never had the chance to hear or read the truth – the first step towards reconciliation. With lies, there can only be anguish and protest. The simple fact is that, although Hindus may be numerically in the majority, our […]

Academicians back Lucknow Univ professor...

“We, the undersigned academics and activists, express our deep concern over the public heckling, intimidation and abuse directed at Dr Ravi Kant, Associate Professor of Hindi and well-known Dalit intellectual, at the premises of Lucknow University by a crowd believed to be university students as well as foreigners Highly confrontational and inflammatory slogans, which included […]

The ultimate guide to hotels in Edinburg...

5. Ideal for trendsetters Gleneagles Townhouse Swap the golf greens for the city, First urban outpost of Gleneagles opens this spring. It comes with a serious pedigree: completed in 1846, the grand listed building in St Andrew Square was originally home to the British Linen Company. The current 33-room hotel and members’ club retains the […]

Manhattan comes alive

And now, suddenly, it seems, Manhattan – especially around Times Square and in the neighborhoods below 42nd Street – has come alive with everything that has always attracted visitors: splashing museum exhibits , Broadway greats, restaurants everywhere. Many beloved businesses have not survived the past two years, including Lord & Taylor, Jazz Standard, Upright Citizens […]

The musical SILENCE of Nikos Kypourgos, ...

After a series of successful performances on the alternative stage of the Greek National Opera at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center which thrilled children and adults alike, the sparkling musical Silence, The King Is Listening by Nikos Kypourgos and Thomas Moschopoulos travels to six cities in Greece. Ideal for an introduction to the wonderful […]

Focus on faculty–May 9, 2022 | St. Lawr

Faculty members put their knowledge into practice so that students and others can benefit. Recently, professors have published research papers with student co-authors and shared their novels and research findings at conferences and events around the world. Sarah Ash Pole Sarah Ash Pole Associate Professor of Environmental studies Sara Ashpole published a collaborative research paper […]

Books of the month with Kemps

Where is the year going? We look forward to welcoming you to some of our upcoming events, in fact two of this month’s review titles are from authors who will be visiting us in May. Other authors will be coming to Malton for the food festivals and again we are partnering with Be Amazing Arts […]

Masterpieces at the Court of Jaipur-Art-...

The authors examine various types of museum artifacts, including manuscripts, jewelry, weapons, carpets, maps, portraits, cenotaphs, decorative figurines, and photographs. My parents took me to Rajasthan for almost all my childhood summer vacations. It was probably the worst season to be there, but it was the only time of the year when I had so […]

The colorful petals of the chrysanthemum...

By Vikas Datta The traits of any country or culture would likely find a reflection in its literature. Japanese people, according to foreign perceptions or stereotypes, if you will, are homogeneous, exhibit a social and hierarchical sense of identity, value traditions, order and obedience, are polite and reserved, and are known for their aesthetic, complex […]

The jogi as a seasonal hermit

Why separation or viraha is the key theme of Baramasa songs in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar Why the separation or viraha is the key theme of Baramasa songs in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar In northern India, particularly in the plains of the Ganges, in what is now Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, songs […]

John Donne ran away with a 16-year-old g...

BOOK OF THE WEEK SUPER-INFINITY: THE TRANSFORMATIONS OF JOHN DONNE by Katherine Rundell (Faber £16.99, 344pp) Although I prefer Keats myself, Katherine Rundell is of the opinion that John Donne was “the finest love poet in the English language”. He created the “most lavishly sexed poetry ever written in English”, which at least omits Welsh. […]

Colorful Chrysanthemum Petals: Japan and...

By Vikas Datta The traits of any country or culture would likely find a reflection in its literature. Japanese people, according to foreign perceptions or stereotypes, if you will, are homogeneous, exhibit a social and hierarchical sense of identity, value traditions, order and obedience, are polite and reserved, and are known for their aesthetic, […]

On Louis XV, Deer Park Girls, and a Decl...

The France of 1755 is a country of extremes. The streets of Paris are filled with the poor and downtrodden, while a few miles away is the Palace of Versailles, with its famous Hall of Mirrors where courtiers under the watchful eye of Louis XV spend the hours in extravagance unending. Once known as Louis […]

Devotion to Pastor – Beat My Heart, O Go

By Pastor Jeff Jacobs Unity Lutheran Parish – St. Paul, Saetersdal and St. Matthew, Granger As we come to Holy Week, I share a poem by one of England’s great poets, John Donne, which is commemorated in Lutheran and Anglican churches on March 31, the day he died in 1631. Born in London on January […]

Thoughts on Surah Al Fatihah in Ramadan

THE first ayat of the Al Fatihah is roughly translated as “In the name of Allah, the most gracious (ar rahman) and the most beneficent (ar raheem)”. “Roughly translated” is a necessary caveat; certainty is not my forte. To invoke means to cite or appeal to a higher authority. For Muslims, this supreme authority is […]

Homecoming: a mixed feeling in India

You know you’re home when passengers nudge each other to disembark before the plane even comes to a complete stop, as if one more second and they’ll be hanging in the air. There’s no faster way for the high of a trip to die down and yet what’s the bet those same passengers will sit […]

“On the islands of exile and poetry”

An overview of the Oki Islands is presented at the start of the webinar. There is something alluring about remote islands, especially if they are known to be places of exile for historical figures. When prolific Japan-based journalists Kit Nagamura and Alice Gordenker recently offered their readers the chance to take part in a free […]

John Nettles Praises Islander’s Raleigh

A LOCAL author’s book on the life and works of Sir Walter Raleigh has received a glowing endorsement from Bergerac actor and Jersey history buff John Nettles. Donald Brown’s study of the courtier and author – who was also the last governor of Jersey during the reign of Elizabeth I – has just been published […]

Discover the greatest sex writer in the ...

You can’t pretend a man is an alchemist and not have the gold. It is therefore an undated poem, probably written for the woman he married, Anne More, in her twenties, known as ‘Love’s Growth’ – I hardly believe that my love is so pureAs I had thought,Because it lastsVicissitude and season like grass;It seems […]

Three famous practical jokes in Chinese ...

As far as anyone could prove, ancient China had no equivalent to April Fool’s Day, and even the word humor, 幽默 (yōumò), is said to have been transliterated from English by the writer Lin Yutang (林语堂), who first used the term in an article by Chen Bao newspaper in 1924. But whether or not there […]

Royal News: Queen praised for including ...

Her Majesty’s decision to have the Duke of York accompany the Thanksgiving service was widely seen as a gesture of support for her son, for whom Prince Philip’s memorial was the first public appearance since he was stripped of his military titles and royal patronages and paid a sum of several million pounds without any […]

Prince Andrew prepares to attend Prince ...

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of York arrive to attend a church service in Hillington, Norfolk on January 19, 2020 During the Duke of York’s lifetime, the ‘Playboy Prince’ achieved great esteem for his bravery in the Falklands War and served as a trade envoy, but he is best known as the man whose […]

Which of Robin Williams’ films is consid

“The World According to Garp” Willie Williams plays a writer whose mother (Oscar nominee Glenn Close) rises to cultural notoriety and whose wife (Mary Beth Hurt) is having an affair. ‘The birdcage’ To meet the right-wing parents of their son’s fiancee, Williams, the owner of a gay drag club, and his drag queen partner Nathan […]

Raphael at the National Gallery – why is

J there are relatively few artists whose greatness was recognized in their time and whose reputation has remained unchanged since: Raphaël is one of them. Georgio Vasari, the painter-biographer who tells us most of what we know of him, observed that “When this noble craftsman died, the art of painting might well have died too, […]

The author traces the road to wealth of ...

How Geordie got his jingle: The author charts the road to riches of a shrewd jeweler in the court of King James Calendar An icon of a desktop calendar. to cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across it. Caret A right-pointing solid arrow icon. E-mail An icon of a paper envelope. […]

why there is more to Raphael’s portraits

In 1833, when Raphael’s mania was at its height, the Renaissance artist’s tomb was opened by order of the Pope, to establish whether his skull, long rumored to be elsewhere, was inside. (It was!) For some time afterwards, Raphael’s skeleton was displayed in the Pantheon in Rome for public devotion. But, according to Danish writer […]

The Birth of the Modern – Reed Magazine

In a series of essays, the professors at Reed’s Humanities 211/212 offer insight into an unforgettable course. By Chris Lydgate ’90 | March 23, 2022 Beginning in the 13th century, Europe witnessed the convergence and collision of deep historical forces that led to an era of crisis and upheaval that would change the world forever. […]

The liveliness of Van Dyck’s portraits

Sir Edward Hyde, later 1st Earl of Clarendon, a veteran statesman and voluminous historian of the reign of Charles I, described the reign of this parliamentless monarch from 1628 to 1640 as a time when “this realm […] enjoyed the greatest calm and the greatest measure of happiness with which any people at any age […]

Courtiers of Queen Elizabeth plan privac...

In scenes more typically associated with celebrity weddings that have been bought up by supermarket tabloids, the Queen will be animated in the church holding her late husband’s memorial service next week using a helicopter, a secret back entrance and a plastic tunnel to prevent images of its fragile air from emerging and scaring the […]

Know who is the “father of English poetr

World Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21 every year. This day is marked by the celebration of the most treasured poems and supports linguistic diversity through poetic expression. The day creates the opportunity for endangered languages ​​to be heard. The day is dedicated to honoring poets who have contributed to the form of expression. […]

Your guide to Shakespearing (sic) Englan...

Stratford-upon-Avon is Shakespeare’s home in England and one can have guided tours and see his plays in this very home town. For literature fans, perhaps the perfect trip to England would be to Shakespeare in England so to speak. William Shakespeare’s birthplace was Avon-Upon-Stratford in the green Midlands of England. Note that there is scholarly […]

Book Excerpt from Her Stories Book of In...

“Her Stories” is a saga of valiant accomplishing, rebellious, warrior and activist women who changed the tide of complacent human existence. Lighting the spark of feminist consciousness, His stories by Deepti Priya Mehrotra, a political scientist with cross-disciplinary interests, is a saga of valiant accomplishing, rebellious, warrior and militant women who changed the tide of […]

Colors belong to everyone: The Tribune I...

Summit Paul Every Holi, I remember my Arabic teacher and mentor, Dr. Zaifa Ashraf, who lived with me in Pune until his last breath. An atheist, she left Islam at the age of 17 and was not religious. But she was looking forward to celebrating Holi. She believed that all festivals were non-denominational […]

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Tra...

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for the training of actors, alongside Asolo Repertory Theatertoday announced two shows for their 2022-2023 season during a virtual event broadcast on The season opens in November with STICK FLY (November 1-27, 2022), a thrilling comedy-drama from the playwright Lydia Diamond. This moving and heartfelt play about family, class and cultural […]

Joe Wright’s Cyrano Songs Ranked From Wo

One of the most famous speeches in the original “Cyrano de Bergerac” consists of 32 lines of Cyrano mocking his ugly nose, which is traditionally a prosthesis worn by the actors who play him. Schmidt’s adaptation is notable for eliminating the nose and casting Dinklage, a man with dwarfism, as the lead. This specific choice […]

Inside the succession drama at Scholasti...

The dark grind of the pandemic had exhausted Dick Robinson, like everyone else. He had worked long days in the nearly empty SoHo headquarters of Scholastic, the $1.2 billion company he ran, which his father founded more than 100 years ago. He was trying to keep the business going as schools closed across the country, […]

Of the monarch of the arts

By Vijay Phanshikar: Poetry is like the monarch of the arts, and a poet a semi-divine figure capable of imagining a more perfect version of nature… Poetry is the first of the arts – coming before philosophy and history… it can be described as an art of imitation which teaches its audience through delight… Poetry […]

Chesham Ballerina Charms at Swan Lake in...

The English Youth Ballet are back to charm audiences, after the Covid pandemic drastically changed everything for performers around the world and canceled performances, including for a ballerina from Chesham. Eleven-year-old dancer Naomi Gillett can finally take the stage with the English Youth Ballet’s performance of the Swan Lake classical ballet. The highly anticipated Swan […]

Sketchbook Scenes – Video and Film

Scenes from a sketchbook is based on and inspired by the tinted brush drawings, sketches and some finished but minimalist works of the master 18th century miniature painter Nainsukh. Even in some of his finished paintings, the artist did not hide his corrections and premeditations, which he allowed to show through an austere page mostly […]

Rigoletto review: A perfect hunchback | ...

All I can say this time is that the Royal Opera did it again, with a complete cast change, although the standout performances this time around were in different roles. Last time it was Lisette Oropesa’s stunning performance in the tragic role of Gilda that was brilliantly impressive; this time the Italian soprano Rosa Feola […]

Talk of the ton: How The Tatler paved th...

The bridesmaids were always magnetic. And the best known of the 18th century was Elizabeth Chudleigh, subject of my book The Duchess Countess. She was written off first because of her beauty, then her love life, then her (lack of) clothes on the Georgian equivalent of the red carpet – and, most frantically, during her […]

The bookseller – News – The title lifts

Headline acquired Courtiers: the power hidden behind the crown speak Times’ royal correspondent Valentine Low. Senior editor Fiona Crosby has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Toby Mundy at Aevitas. North American rights were acquired by Charles Spicer, editor of St Martin’s Press. courtiers will be released in hardcover, e-book and audiobook on September 29, […]

The Bookseller – Rights – The title lift

Headline acquired Courtiers: the power hidden behind the crown speak Time’ royal correspondent Valentine Low. Senior editor Fiona Crosby has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Toby Mundy at Aevitas. North American rights were acquired by Charles Spicer, editor of St Martin’s Press. courtiers will be released in hardcover, e-book and audiobook on September 29, […]

The Dudley’s Machinations Make Game of T

It’s the gripping story of the ever-fluctuating fortunes of three generations of the Dudley dynasty, servants – and sometimes rivals – of the Crown in the 16th century. As Joanne Paul observes in her captivating biography of an extraordinary family, “If fate, Fortuna, Nemesis, or God had made even the slightest adjustment to their orchestration […]

Teignmouth players prepare for dream nig...

Printed and digital download photos available Teignmouth players are set to reprise their well-known and beloved Ice Factory Studio Theater performances of The Bard’s works; William Shakespeare. Fittingly, so close to Valentine’s Day, the main overriding theme of the room they have chosen is Love. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most performed […]

Travel: come to Hampton Court

“Why don’t you come to court? asked the 16th-century poet John Skelton, who noted that, while the king’s court “should have excellence”, Hampton Court, then owned by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, “has pre-eminence”. It is therefore perhaps unsurprising that Wolsey was “persuaded” in due course to turn it over to Henry VIII. Today, you can tour […]

Dream nights with the Teignmouth Players

In the Teignmouth Players performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nicole Davall plays Titania and Ben Butler-Cole plays Oberon Printed and digital download photos available Teignmouth players are set to reprise their well-known and beloved Ice Factory Studio Theater performances of The Bard’s works; William Shakespeare. Fittingly, so close to Valentine’s Day, the main overriding […]

Holbein at the Morgan Library in New Yor...

Hans Holbein’s painting of Simon George (c.1535-40) . . . © Horst Ziegenfusz . . . and his sketch of the same subject (circa 1535) © Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II New York’s Morgan Library mistitled its exhilarating exhibit Holbein: capturing the character. Hans Holbein the Younger, virtuoso portrait painter of to let […]

The front line may be in Ukraine… but it

Before we can begin to understand what is happening in Ukraine, we must first understand Vladimir Putin’s view of truth and lies. Putin, as a former KGB Colonel, was brought up in a system where lies are not mistakes or just lies. Lies are a control strategy. The idea is to tell so many versions […]

Book Review: ‘Crown & Scepter’ – A Quick

By Thomas Filbin Crown and Scepter is generally entertaining, and it has the educational benefit of helping readers keep straight the Williams, Henrys, Edwards and Georges who held the ancient throne. Crown & Scepter: A New History of the British Monarchy, from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II by Tracy Borman. Grove/Atlantic, 555 pages, $32. […]

Language worries Bengali in West Bengal

Why worry about your language? Since the last decades of the last century, a new anxiety has descended upon humanity – that of the endurance, decay and death of language. For all the latest news, follow the Daily Star’s Google News channel. “How long will my language live?” ask a lot of people. “Can we […]


Genji Ki Kahaani [The Tale of Genji] is the Urdu translation of the Japanese classic Genji Monogatari by Murasaki Shikibu. The original was written – according to the book’s foreword – around 1000-1012 CE during the Heian Empire period (794-1185 CE) and reputed to be the first novel ever written. The eminent scholar Baqar Naqvi […]

Esi Edugyan: “At school in Canada, slave

Esi Edugyan, 44, is a Canadian author who was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She wrote her first novel, The second life of Samuel Tynein 2004 when she was only 24 years old. In 2011, she won the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel Half-Blood Blues and in 2018 she was shortlisted for the […]

St Paul’s enters culture cancellation de

“History never sleeps or slumbers,” Ehikhamenor said. “For me to respond to the memorial brass of Admiral Sir Harry Holdsworth Rawson who led British troops in the sacking of the Kingdom of Benin 125 years ago is proof of that. “I hope that we, the descendants of countless thorny and uncomfortable pasts, will begin to […]

“It’s Set Your Eyes Aflame”: two poems f

Poems of Nasir, the Hebrew and Arabic writer. Edited and translated by Alan Elbaum The author of the texts translated here is a Jewish poet and folk artist named Nasir, who achieved local fame in Cairo from the Mamluk era around 1300 CE. After his death he was forgotten. Fortunately, many of his papers ended […]

The best classical music and opera CDs a...

DVD Verdi – Rigoletto: Maggio Musicale Fiorentino ★★★☆☆ Verdi’s drama about the court jester who plots revenge on courtiers and the duke who mock him, but thereby causes the death of his beloved daughter, is certainly one of his darkest. In many productions the gloom is softened by a lavishly period setting, but in this […]

Royal Court – Court Positions and Abilit

The new expansion for Crusader Kings III: Royal Court has a bunch of special roles that can be assigned to characters. This earns you an opinion bonus, as well as several buffs to your character, kingdom, and greatness. here is our Crusader Kings III: Royal Court guide to help you with court positions. To note: […]

West Tisbury: Brava, Leslie – The Martha

I think everyone in town was out shopping on Friday, preparing for the big storm. When it arrived it was truly remarkable, but not the 24-30 inches of snow we were told to expect. We had about a foot in our house. The snow was constant, very heavy and wet. With the wind, it was […]

“The King’s Touch” ‹ Literary Center

The Latin proverb “Pro captu lectoris habent sua fata libelli” has been translated, in various ways, by “According to the gifts of the reader, books have their destiny”; or in a less optimistic version, “Books go to ruin according to the capacity of the reader.” Or in a compressed version of both, “One admires, the […]

The legacy of Balochistan’s greatest rul

Much ink has been spilled over the history of Balochistan over the past few decades. What is more exciting and compelling is that the streak of research and exploration on Baloch history has tended to continue unabated till date. Undoubtedly, discovering the history and evolution of a nation, the metamorphosis of its culture, the origin […]

How the Legacy of Holocaust Survivors Li...

The legacy of Holocaust survivors who put their pain into poetry in Toronto will be rekindled in song Thursday, marking Holocaust Remembrance Day and commemorating the genocidal trauma they endured. “What a legacy for them, this new incarnation,” said Dr. Paula David, founder of a poetry project dedicated to survivors at the Baycrest Center for […]

the secret lives of ancient england

I don’t often feel the urge to run my hand over a doublet, not least because that thick, cut-over silk bib was all the rage 400 years ago. But at The Tudors: Power, Passion and Politics, at the Holburne Museum in Bath, the paintings practically command it. For the swaggering look and power-boosting shine, the […]

Russia and the United States

Yet any of us who have lived in Russia for any length of time and seriously concerned themselves with Russian realities know that there have been phenomena in Russian life that speak with enormous power and significance to American perception. : efforts that every American instinctively understands, manifestations of human feeling that are not only […]

a powerfully political staging that we w...

Sixteen years have passed since Opera North’s last production of Verdi’s classic Rigoletto. It is suspected that his latest staging – the operatic debut of acclaimed British-Nigerian director Femi Elufowoju Jr – will still be talked about 16 years from now.The director has created a bold, innovative and purposeful reimagining of Verdi’s tale of vicious […]

When Pandit Birju Maharaj played nayak a...

At a 2019 lecture-demonstration as part of the Manodharma Festival in the capital hosted by Delhi-based Odissi representative Sharon Lowen, Pandit Birju Maharaj presented a thumri in raag From. It is a composition of his grandfather Kalka Maharaj, who together with his brother Bindadin Maharaj is known to be the architect of the current form […]

You can’t talk about Telugu literature w

Hyderabad: As part of the sixth edition of the Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) elective course, the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN) has organized two online lectures, “Sweeter than Honey: The Advent and Rise of Classical Telugu Literature” and “ Conquest of the World: Krishnadevaraya’s Amuktamalyada’ Distinguished author, translator and musician Dr. Srinivas Reddy delivered […]

Italian Baroque with Circa (Australian B...

Rippling blue gauze hid the backstage of City Recital Hall, the traditional “shoebox” concert hall that provided traditional classical ensembles with a near-ideal performance arena for two decades. From behind the gauze came tantalizing sounds – footsteps, chairs moving, pages turning, and faint sounds of fingers testing the strings for tuning. Then, with the entrance […]

Maharana Pratap – Victor in life and in

India oi-Prakash KL | Updated: Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 7:12 PM [IST] “Our dead never died for us until we forgot them”: George Eliot Maharana Pratap remains forever etched in our collective consciousness. He breathed hislast this day 425 years ago in Chavand. Of several thousand years of history of the subcontinents, having a galaxy […]


Metaphors are invented to negotiate the weird, weird, and weird emotional situations that each of us has to deal with, repeatedly or sporadically, in our personal and sociopolitical lives. The title of Harris Khalique’s latest Urdu poetry anthology, Hairaan Sar-i-Bazaar [Amazed/Confounded in the Marketplace] is one of those complex metaphors. It seems logical to think […]

Genocide of Indian Muslims! Imminent or...

Shariq Mumtaz Hashmi The daring sting of the Hindutva ecosystem for the genocide of the Indian Muslim community is worth pondering. Is it disturbing to imagine that we are so vulnerable that a group of people waving swords will invade us and annihilate us? It sounds absurd! After all, we live in a modern civilization […]

The lie of Malam Malami – Tribune Online

As usual, Nigerian justice minister Malam Abubakar Malami (SAN) berated governors in the south this week. Obstructionist par excellence, Malami hates the very idea that the governors of the south protect their people and rule their space in a civilized manner. He took up arms when the governors formed Amotekun to stop the genocide perpetrated […]

Vigilance is about system failure: The T...

Neera Chandhoke political scientist When it comes to casting the vigilante as a hero, Bollywood is second to none. Amitabh Bachchan has perfected the role of the lone cop navigating through the broken landscape of injustice. Disillusioned with the Indian state’s inability to punish wrongdoers – from corrupt policemen to zamindars and industrialists – our […]

Vigilance is the failure of the system: ...

Neera Chandhoke Political scientist When it comes to portraying the vigilante as a hero, Bollywood is second to none. Amitabh Bachchan has perfected the role of the lone cop who weaves his way through the troubled landscape of injustice. Disillusioned by the failure of the Indian state to punish evildoers – from corrupt police to […]

Things to do in LA, OC: Dance, theater, ...

Michael Tilson Thomas with LA winner Phil and Tony John Lloyd Young in a new cabaret show tops our list of cultural offerings this weekend. Before you go, don’t forget to call or check online for booking conditions and other COVID-19 protocols. “Prokofiev and MTT”Los Angeles native and composer Michael Tilson Thomas, former member of […]

Fired Hollyoaks star Sarah Jayne Dunn sw...

Sarah Jayne Dunn appeared to take a hit at the bosses of Hollyoaks by comparing a previous racy photo with a more recent one from her controversial OnlyFans account. The 40-year-old made headlines last year when she was fired from her role as Mandy Richardson on the Channel 4 soap opera after opening an account […]

PETER YOUNG: A message straight from the...

The Queen’s message to the people is an essential part of the British Christmas tradition. As this year’s festivities approached, many expected her address to the nation on Christmas Day to be particularly personal, as the past few months have been a particularly difficult and sad time for her, including the loss of her husband, […]

A Chinese pot used as an everyday househ...

A 400-year-old Chinese pot used as a daily household ornament by a British family has sold for over £160,000. The blue and white brush pot, once used to hold an artist’s brushes, dates from the reign of the Chinese Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century. It was acquired by a British businessman who traded in […]

Chinese pot used as daily household orna...

A 400-year-old Chinese pot used as a daily household ornament by a British family has sold for over £ 160,000. The blue and white brush pot, once used to hold an artist’s brushes, dates from the reign of Chinese Emperor Kangxi in the 17th century. It was acquired by a British businessman who traded in […]

Mirza Ghalib birthday: Lesser known fact...

Today marks the 224th birthday of Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, known by his pen name, “Ghalib”. He was born in 1797, in ancient India which was ruled by the Mughal Empire, shortly before the arrival of the British. Ghalib wrote in both Urdu and Persian, and although his Persian writing is longer than his Urdu […]

Mirza Ghalib 224th birthday: 10 love cou...

Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore once recalled how her late husband and former Indian cricketer and skipper Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi once passed Mirza Ghalib’s poem off as his own. The poem was’Dil-e-Nadan Tujhe Hua Kya Hai‘and it was her Safar (1970) co-star Feroz Khan who corrected her and said it was Ghalib’s job. This is […]

Historical houses – TNT Magazine

Step inside from the chill at one of London’s charming, festive or simply quirky heritage properties. Words: ALEXANDRA WENHAM Sir John Soane Museum The 18th-century architect’s impressive personal home was designed to make the most of natural light and houses an extensive collection of antiquities, including a real Egyptian sarcophagus in the basement. On the […]

The colorful history of Limerick’s Curra

THE Curragh Chase Grounds have become familiar and loved territory for countless Limerick families over the decades since it became a forest park and open to the public. But one question that immediately piques the curiosity of virtually all visitors upon seeing the large roofless ruin with its stunning view of the lake, is: what […]

India was a “big game” for the British.

Pictorial representation of the Cipaye rebellion 1857 | Wikimedia Commons Text size: A- A + IIn 1803, the Company saw fit to retain the Emperor as a puppet – for a time at least – rather than abruptly ending the dynasty. There seemed to be a profit in such a move. The detention of the […]

The church exhibits works by BI artists

The Lutheran Church in Port Madison recently held its first local art exhibit, featuring pieces ranging from abstract paintings to landscapes, from pottery to weaving. The exhibition titled Discovered Art: A Winter Soirée premiered on December 4. “I’m never surprised to find artists hidden in churches,” said curator Tamarah Rockwood. “Very often when people feel […]

Kate Middleton hosts Christmas carol ser...

Kate Middleton is preparing to host a royal Christmas carol service which has been embroiled in an argument between the palace and the BBC. The Duchess of Cambridge will celebrate the people and organizations that have helped Britain during the COVID-19 pandemic, during a special festive service at Westminster Abbey on Wednesday. However, the uplifting […]

Royal family to join Prince William and ...

Kate’s party event airs on ITV Christmas Eve at 7:30 p.m. after a reported last minute change from the BBC following an argument over the BBC Two documentary which examined William and The Duke of Sussex’s relationship with the media. READ MORE The Together at Christmas concert, which reflects the challenges of the pandemic, will […]

What happened to the inspired language o...

On the occasion of the 93rd birthday today from one of the founding thinkers of dance, we reproduce a lecture titled “Changing Phases of Bharatanatyam”, which she delivered (with a demonstration of segments of her revolutionary 1985 choreographic production “Angika”) at the session of the morning of the annual Madras Academy of Music festival, January […]

The secrets of running the real Downton ...

Today’s Guardians live in a modest house a few yards from Highclere’s back gate, but frequently stay in the castle. It’s a big house, with around 300 rooms, but “you sleep well here because there is no TV and the Wi-Fi doesn’t really work,” says Lady Carnarvon. The place was pretty tired when, in 2001, […]

Robert Bly, poet, translator and anti-wa...

Robert Bly, who died at the age of 94, was an award-winning poet, author and translator, whose name was created by his bestseller Iron John: A Book About Men (1990), which has been credited with advances the men’s movement in the United States. . Bly believed that American “male dominance” had softened in an increasingly […]

Started in 2007: the Nizamuddin Basti co...

UNESCO awarded two prizes for conservation efforts to Nizamuddin Basti in the capital. The Nizamuddin area includes the World Heritage Site of Humayun’s Tomb, the century-old Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti settlement and Sunder Nursery, in addition to the Batashewala Tomb Garden Complex, tomb of 16th century courtier poet Khan I Khanan ‘Rahim’, and the Mughal period […]

Why “Succession” season 3 falls flat com

Logan Roy, the patriarch of the HBO series ‘Succession’, is an irascible king in every inch. Cut from the same cloth as Rupert Murdoch, he rules his right-wing media kingdom with a dyspeptic ferocity that regularly erupts in a two-word kiss that can’t be printed in a family journal. Ruthless in battle, he reserves his […]


The greatest legacy of the Mughal Empire is its contribution to the culture of South Asia, with paintings, textiles, jewelry, ornaments, clothing, music, dance, poetry, exquisite cuisine, architecture and garden design. It was the age of elegance and the tone was set by the emperors. Royalty the world over has surrounded themselves with lavish luxury. […]

The wandering creativity of Sophie Taeub...

There is an object in the Museum of Modern Art retrospective of Swiss polymath Sophie Taeuber-Arp that is so coveted that I wanted to hurry it. It dates from 1922 and takes the form of triangles that fit together in an integral pattern of blue and pink, brown and olive. These abstract shapes are interrupted […]

travel A day trip from Kolkata, Burdwan ...

About a two hour drive from Kolkata is the town of Burdwan. There is archaeological evidence suggesting that the city can trace its origins beyond the 6th century BC. The last two regimes left a real impact on the region and some of its most important architectural monuments date from the time. These are some […]

Crusader Kings 3’s first expansion, Roya

Crusader Kings 3 is a superb continuation of Paradox’s long line of long-standing strategies, and Paradox today announced the release date of its first major expansion: Royal Court. It arrives on February 8, 2022, and “chair rulers and budding emperors will be able to accumulate artifacts and build new types of nations,” as well as […]


Perhaps the world needs another John Milton for our “age of anxiety” to explain the fall of man from grace, or another “poet from the East” to justify the ways of. God to man. But with luminaries of the stature of Allama Muhammad Iqbal and Milton, the story is particularly thrifty. In their epics Shikwa […]

JOAN SULLIVAN: Newfoundland and Canadian...

As the title and illustration of the book’s cover suggest – a medieval depiction of a knight – this latest volume by Mark Callanan evokes the age of romance. The two opening inscriptions reinforce this aesthetic theme, the first from “The Tale of King Arthur and His Knights” by Howard Pyle (“And indeed, it is […]

An Ode for .. the First Sinister

First published on 14 NOV 2021 Updated on November 14, 2021 Victor Billot Dunedin writer Victor Billot is the author of The Sets, an acclaimed collection of poems published in 2020 by Otago University Press. Every Sunday, he composes weekly satirical Odes for Newsroom. Show more Reading room New Zealand poet laureate composes an ode […]

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that of Gustave Caillebotte Young man at his window (1876); the Cox Collection: The Story of Impressionism, Christie’s New York, November 11; estimate: around $ 50 million The most expensive work of the French painter of the Belle Époque Gustave Caillebotte to be auctioned this century, Young man at his window is likely to break […]

Jamia Millia Islamia Artist Shah Abul Fa...

Jamia Millia Islamia celebrates 101 years of its glorious existence with 101 internationally renowned artists. The idea behind the 15-day collective exhibition organized by the Faculty of Fine Arts of Jamia and inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Najma Akhtar at the MF Hussain Art Gallery on 29e October 2021 will bring all artists together on […]

Paterson debacle shows Johnson no longer...

Nobody doubted it, not even Boris Johnson. The attempt to save his friend Owen Paterson from a light sentence for a breach of the parliamentary code was a miserable failure. The Conservatives’ short-lived attempt to tear up the independent system of fighting parliamentary foolishness has been abandoned. After the Government U-turn MPs were due to […]