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15 Dec 18
Cartoq

Are you thinking there is a bit too much of Jawa lately? While I agree, both the bikes do deserve all this attention. We uploaded my detailed review of the Jawa 42 earlier today along with an English video and now we have the Hindi video review of the Jawa Classic in place. So without […]

15 Dec 18
History Totally Naked

Do you often complain about your politicians? Then wait to learn about this Roman Emperor

15 Dec 18
Happy New Year 2019 Quote

You might be wondering, why would one collect coal from the hearth during new years eve? Well, it is what Canada is made of, rich cultural diversity and traditional customs. Ringing in the new year in Canada traditions is the flavor of the season. This year too, Canada is gearing up for a range of […]

15 Dec 18
Shiga Rivers - Greg Peterson in Japan

On December 13, 2018, I rode my mountain bike down along the left bank of Yasugawa to Moriyama. Along the way quite a few Japanese black kites (トビ) were flying and roosting on the ground and in trees near the carcass of a large fish. Below the weir I rode over the embankment that divides […]

15 Dec 18
rainbowalbrecht

Earlier I had some irreverent remarks about the founder of my religion.  Surely that one offends any Mormons more devout than I am, and it’s hard to get less pious than Yours Truly.  This time I’m surely going to irritate some garden variety fundamentalist Christians by telling it like it is about a revered figure […]

15 Dec 18
New Delhi Times

 One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles. A best-picture Oscar for “Gentleman’s Agreement,” the 1947 film starring Gregory Peck that took on anti-Semitism, sold for $492,000. A best picture statuette for 1935’s “Mutiny on the […]

15 Dec 18
The Art of UFC

Despite all the controversy, Jon Jones might just be the most talented fighter in the history of the UFC. Jones boasts a record of 22-1-1, while losing 1 fight to a controversial disqualification and one of his wins was deemed a no contest after his drug accusations. At the time of UFC 165, Jones had […]

15 Dec 18
Uprootedpalestinians's Blog

In Syria The Entire Nation Mobilized and Won By Andre Vltchek Yes, there is rubble, in fact total destruction, in some of the neighborhoods of Homs, Aleppo, in the outskirts of Damascus, and elsewhere. Yes, there are terrorists and ‘foreign forces’ in Idlib and in several smaller pockets in some parts of the country. Yes, […]

15 Dec 18
odonnellgrunting

Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railway was a winner of The National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 2017. There’s not a lot of room on the front cover for namedropping, but Barrack Obama describes the book as ‘Terrific’ and the New York Review of Books, ‘Dazzling’. I guess it resonates for a number […]

15 Dec 18
Stories from the Void

Today we get to dive into another new blog feature that I’m really excited about. I don’t think any author would claim that their work is ever perfect—there are always things to tweak, be it word choice, sentence structure, or even bigger things like pacing and characterization. I’ve been anxious about a lot of things […]

15 Dec 18
Bony Butt Translations

Notes: “GuoShi” is probably closer in meaning to “National Master Cultivator” – probably someone of a top militaristic rank This was a really painfully long chapter to translate. The next one is long too but since I’m on winter break, the translating will be much faster. I know there are probably other translations for TGCF […]

15 Dec 18
The Why Not Traveller

Everything always happens a little slower here so that’s why it’s been a while before I can get a post out. Haven’t really stopped since leaving Bangkok, it’s travelling with friends that haven’t got as long, they want to do everything! The drinking has subsided but not for some in this town. Had the delight […]

15 Dec 18
Paperdabba

The best-picture Oscar statuette for Gentleman’s Agreement given in 1947 was sold for almost 500,000 dollars. (Photo: AP) One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly 500,000 dollars and the second for well over 200,000 dollars in a rare auction of Oscars that ended Friday in Los Angeles. Advertising A best-picture Oscar for Gentleman’s Agreement, the […]

15 Dec 18
Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess

Aisling sat staring out into the sheep pasture. She’d volunteered to stay behind while almost everyone went over to Si an Bhru’ (Newgrange) to watch the Sun return. She knew that the sun would return after her night with the Chief Druid. Her teacher was due to give birth soon and she was in no […]

15 Dec 18
Entertaining WE

Associated Press Published 9:34 p.m. ET Dec. 14, 2018 Oscars were auctioned off for hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction house Profiles in History.(Photo: Lou Bustamante/Profiles in History via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) — One Academy Award trophy sold for nearly $500,000 and the second for well over $200,000 in a rare auction of Oscars…

15 Dec 18
Manu S Pillai

(My column in Mint Lounge, December 15 2018) In 1857, soon after the sepoys rose against the East India Company in a burst of volcanic fury, the Delhi Gazette carried a proclamation issued in the name of the Mughal emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar. Popularly called the Azamgarh Proclamation, this was authored most likely by a junior member […]