Sweet Child of Mine as qawwali.
Three Shades of Brown.
Twenty (Indian) Strangers Were Asked To Kiss On Film
In 1893, W. Cade Gall published the “ Future Dictates of Fashion,” in which he speculated as to the garb of years to come, all the way up to 1993. His conjectures were … wildly inaccurate.
From the Paris Review blog.
Tatia Pilieva’s First Kiss.
IN A haunting song that can moisten eyes in either country, the Greek singer George Dalaras describes a Christian compatriot and a Turkish Muslim sitting near the Bosporus, toasting friendship and vowing not to let religion divide two down-trodden sons of toil. He imagines the Turk crooning: “You have Christ, I have Allah, but we both say “ach” and “ah…”
From the Economist Erasmus blog.
— Indian soldier of the Great War writing home. (From here.)
There was a triple stabbing not far from the office. Didn’t see a thing. Blinds at the windows, concentrating on work… A police car with sirens howling was the only indication of something untoward until the forensic people turned up. Area cordoned off…
Goldfinger, from Terry Border’s Wiry Limbs, Paper Backs series.
[ Giants’ Shoulders is a monthly round-up of the most interesting blogs and articles from the history of science. For previous editions, please see the archive.]
We begin this whirlwind circumnavigation of the world with a link between Charles Darwin and the Mughal…
Question: Which is better, eternal happiness or a ham sandwich?
Answer: The ham sandwich, because nothing is better than eternal happiness, and a ham sandwich is better than nothing.
— Louis Lemery (1745), A Treatise on All Sorts of Foods. (From here.)