Exploring Antarctica

Antarctica Antarctica is the world’s fifth largest continent covering an area of around 14 million square kilometres that are virtually untouched by humankind. Much of it is blanketed by a vast permanent ice sheet, averaging 2,000 metres in thickness. The South Pole is the southernmost point on the surface of the Earth. It is also known as … More Exploring Antarctica

Remember, remember the fifth of November…………..

Why should we remember the fifth of November? The rhyme which starts “Remember, remember the fifth of November Gunpowder, treason and plot…….”  has a variety of endings. All entreat us to remember  when there was a failed attempt to blow up parliament. The fifth of November The date is a celebration, going all the way back to the … More Remember, remember the fifth of November…………..

Viceroy’s House

On 20th February, 1947, His Majesty’s Government announced their intention of transferring power in British India to Indian hands by June, 1948. India’s last Viceroy The film Viceroy’s House, directed by Gurinder Chadha, follows the transition of British India to independence. It is set in the home of India’s last Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten. The story has … More Viceroy’s House

UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The purpose of the Organization is: “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms which are affirmed for … More UNESCO

St George

The Princess and the dragon The story of a Princess being saved from a dragon is found in many legends. One of the earliest example of this motif is Perseus saving Andromeda. St. George and the dragon is a medieval legend in a similar vein. This one has strong Christian overtones as St George was a Christian knight. The … More St George