Grown up reading his stories, and today remembering him on his death anniversary with one of this most sentimental story ‘The gift of Magi’. Story of a couple in love and ready to sacrifice anything and everything for each other. Mr. James Dillingham Young (“Jim”) and his wife, Della, are a couple living in a […]Read More 5 June : The man who writes surprises!
I am sure some of you must have already tried this and others have a mention in their ’To do list’ of trying this once in a lifetime. The hot air balloon is the first successful human-carrying flight technology. This style of balloon was developed by the Montgolfier brothers, and had its first public demonstration […]Read More 4 June : Dream flight in a hot air balloon
Franz Kafka – A Philosopher and German language writer, who got fame after his death. Reading even these snippets would leave you spellbound. His vision for life can be seen in all his writings. These are a drop in the sea as Kafka finished none of his full-length novels and burned around 90 percent of his […]Read More 3 June : Franz Kafka (July 3, 1883–June 3, 1924)
Queen Elizabeth II, the longest ruling monarch was crowned today in 1953. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was a grand celebration and the whole country joined it then. A thousand dignitaries and guests attended the coronation at London’s Westminster Abbey, and hundreds of millions listened on radio and for the first time watched the […]Read More 2 June : Queen Elizabeth II got the title of ‘Queen’
Since 1960 to 2014, the story remains the same, only the name changes. Number of states kept on increasing from 14 to 29. Gujarat was the first state to be carved out of the existing ones and Telangana is the most recent one. Today is the day when Telangana was born in 2014. Today is […]Read More 2 June : Telangana – a state or a mission ?
EVMs, Electronic Voting Machines were developed for the first time by Thomas Alva Edison. Inventor of incandescent light bulb, phonograph, electrical systems, motion picture camera, telegraph, telephone, X-ray etc. actually got his first patent for a telegraphic vote recording machine for the legislature today in 1869. Each legislator would move a switch on Edison’s machine […]Read More 1 June : EVM’s came into existence
“When I was five I think, that’s when I started wanting to be an actress. I loved to play. I didn’t like the world around me because it was kind of grim, but I loved to play house. It was like you could make your own boundaries… When I heard that this was acting, […]Read More 1 June : Style icon Marilyn Monroe born today
First Indian Feature film “Raja Harishchandra” was released today in in 1913. This marked the beginning of the Indian Film Industry. Thanks to Legendary Dada Saheb Phalke, the visionary who thought of making a feature film in a time when it was not so easy, Don’t believe me, look at the video. The film could […]Read More 3 May : The beginning of Indian Cinema
Satyajit Ray, a man who never aimed for awards but got lots and lots of them. Born today in 1921, he has directed 36 films including feature films, documentaries and short films. He was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, calligrapher, music composer, graphic designer and film critic. His first film ‘Pather Panchali’ won 11 […]Read More 2 May : The director who painted his scenes
The first time any motion picture was captured and a small film was made, the subject was “workers”. It was in 1895 when a 46-second-long, black-and-white, silent documentary, a single scene in which workers leave the factory. Just remembering this landmark in the history of Cinema today because its Labour Day or International Worker’s day. […]Read More 1 May : Workers struggling since 1886 or before