When submarine captains go to school to learn how to command a multi-billion-dollar vessel, surely one of the first lessons is “Make Sure All the Hatches Are Closed Before You Dive.” For […]
If your attention span for poetry only extends to the length of time it takes to read a limerick, you may find yourself challenged if you try to read the Mahābhārata.
The Kumbh Mela is a tradition within the Hindu faith where the faithful gather for a ceremonial bathing in a sacred river. On February 10, 2013 over thirty million people participated at […]
Want to see what kind of home $1 billion can get you? Visit Antilia, the residence Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Limited. Located in South Mumbai, India, it is estimated to […]
Mithilesh Kumar Srivastava (1912-2009), also known as “Natwarlal,” was a noted Indian con man who repeatedly sold the Taj Mahal; the Red Fort; the Indian presidential residence, Rashtrapati Bhavan; and the Parliament […]
The Earl of Lonsdale accepted a bet from his friend John Pierpoint Morgan that no man could circumnavigate the globe, on foot, without being recognized. The wager didn’t end there. By 1908, […]
In 2006, a Hindu woman in India claimed she had fallen in love with a snake and then married the snake in accordance with Hindu marriage rituals. More than 2,000 people participated […]