The Story of Sugar
TRAIL ADMIN , February 25, 2020 , LEAVE A COMMENT
In the old days, sugar really was a prize worth winning! In 16th century England, sugar was a luxury item, a fine spice that only the wealthy and powerful could afford. The traders who sold sugar were minting money, and soon their name for sugar was “white gold”. It was considered a luxury because there were only a few places in the world where sugarcane was grown and then processed into sugar.
How India deceives the Evil-Eye
TRAIL ADMIN , February 21, 2020 , LEAVE A COMMENT
Why do good, normal people face terrible misfortunes like sickness or financial ruin? Great civilisations, from the Greeks, to the Egyptians, to the Persians, have analysed this question and hit upon the same answer: the Evil-Eye! If a person enjoys success in any way, someone is sure to look at him/her with a jealous glare, and that unleashes bad energies.
Even if you know nothing else about him, you’ve probably heard the name ‘Rembrandt’ at some point in your life. You might even have seen one of his famous paintings: maybe The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp, where a group of men lean over a cadaver as a doctor reveals what a hand looks like without skin, or maybe the dashing company of swordsmen featured in the sprawling canvas of The Night Watch. Rembrandt is considered one of the masters of the Dutch Golden Age of painting. At some point, in the mid-1600s, Rembrandt came across examples of Mughal art and was so inspired by their noble-looking subjects and elaborate costumes, that he began to produce work in that style.
The Sassoons: A Jewish Family which helped Build Bombay
TRAIL ADMIN , February 14, 2020 , LEAVE A COMMENT
One of the largest and oldest fishing docks in Mumbai, the Sassoon Docks, located in the South Mumbai area of Colaba, received a colourful makeover in 2017 as part of the ‘St+art Urban Art Festival’. While the art project paid homage to the Koli fishing community, it also brought attention to the family after whom the docks are named.
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