Recent trends in culinary representations in British television, and global food biographies, going back to Victorian or Edwardian Raj, the popular imperial television saga, Downton Abbey (2010-15), and two histories on the Curry, by Collingham (2006) and Sen (2008).
China has decided to ban Winnie the Pooh, since the Chinese President, Xi Jinping resembled the cartoon character way too much.
We might wonder whether the hauntings at Landour have any experiential element or are simply practical fictions conceived amid the solitude of the hills.
These questions are clouded beneath the mist of the Mussoorie hills. And they will remain so, until more details about the death of Garnett-Orme are unearthed.
Mahomed’s coffee house did not sell any coffee whatsoever. It was the prototype of a takeaway and home-delivery restaurant.
“We are all merchants,” said Selfridge, “and all races of men have been merchants in some form or the other.” Merchant was he who was a writer, doctor, statesman, lawyer or an artist, said Selfridge. While bourgeois mercantilism found an illustrious redefinition in the store Selfridges, what also became furthermore legitimate was—to put it rather bluntly—the vulgar and consummative gaze of the travelling buyer, or the soon-to-evolve window-shopper.
There can be no doubt; he is a womanizer...of cities. When his New York affair began, in Allen's own words (as Alvy) he was the: "I think I'm gonna be the balding virile type, you know, as opposed to say the, uh, distinguished gray." And, by god, we loved him for that. Or, perhaps we all mistook his landscapes for him. Termed as Muses and Cliches -- and in an endless litany of articulate and inarticulate audience-responses -- Woody Allen's cities keep inspiring, mesmerising, irritating, eluding and deluding just as the characters inhabiting them.
Lord Lytton, visited Kurseong to inaugurate the Darjeeling Tramway Company, the time when Tiny was to be put to test for the first time...
Indian cinema has had a special infatuation with the Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, from “Mere Sapno ki Rani Kab Ayegi Tu,” (Aradhana, 1969) to “Chhaiya Chhaiya” (Dil Se, 1998) and “Ye Hawayein” (Parineeta, 2005).
John Keats’ prognosis of the "egotistical sublime," for William Wordsworth, takes a significant course in the 1840s, immediately after his being crowned the poet laureate. Been assured by Minister...