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  • Twinkle, twinkle little star: 1806 nursery rhyme still a chart buster

    Twinkle, twinkle little star: 1806 nursery rhyme still a chart buster

    Everybody's favourite nursery rhyme was published in 1806 by Jane Taylor. It was part of a greater movement where writing for children was much in vogue

    February 24, 2019
  • The wooden horse

    The wooden horse

    The large Victorian edifice of my mother’s grandfather was a two-storied building of brick and mortar built in the late 19th century. It had thick walls and wide pillars holding aloft peripheral arches and the central dome. On the outside ancient gargoyles looked out from below the parapet. Large evergreens surrounded the building and had …

    April 1, 2018
  • Harbinger of religious tolerance

    Harbinger of religious tolerance

    The19th century, especially the period from 1863-1902 could well be termed as a period of religious turmoil in India, a period when there was increasing fanaticism all around and innumerable instances of forceful or wilful conversions to Christianity and other religions. Religious intolerance was at its zenith, so much so that a Hindu wouldn’t even …

    January 11, 2017
  • Harbinger of religious tolerance

    Harbinger of religious tolerance

    The19th century, especially the period from 1863-1902 could well be termed as a period of religious turmoil in India, a period when there was increasing fanaticism all around and innumerable instances of forceful or wilful conversions to Christianity and other religions. Religious intolerance was at its zenith, so much so that a Hindu wouldn’t even …

    January 11, 2017