Mohan Paswan made a living as a tuk-tuk driver in New Delhi. Every week he sent money back home to support his family. In January, he was hurt in a traffic accident. He needed someone to take care of him. His 15-year-old daughter jumped on a train to save the day. Jyoti Kumari did her best to nurse her father back to health. Then the Covid-19 pandemic spread to India. Her father’s health was improving, but he could not work because of the lockdown. They were out of the frying pan and into the fire. Running out of money, they couldn’t pay for rent or food. They had to find a way to get home.
Like any doting father, Mukesh Ambani wanted his daughter Isha’s wedding to be the happiest day of her life. As a rule of thumb, getting married is an expensive affair. This didn’t bother Mukesh. As India’s wealthiest man he was determined his daughter would tie the knot in style.
Arthur MacMurrough Kavanagh stared in shock at the letter from his mother. She had written to say that she was cutting off his money. As he reread the page, the sensations of India intruded – a peacock’s cry, the smell of spices, a gentle wind through palm leaves. An Irishman alone in a foreign land, he was twenty years old and had just thirty shillings left in his pocket. This situation would be hard enough for most people, even today, but this was the year 1851, and he had been born with only partial stumps in place of normal functioning arms and legs. What could he do? Instead of despairing, he decided to get a job.
William Shakespeare once wrote, “The course of true love never did run smooth.” This was certainly the case for PK Mahanandia, who rode his bicycle all the way from India to Sweden to reunite with his love. PK was a poor young Indian artist, who made his money by painting portraits of people on the street. One day, a young woman named Charlotte Von Schedvin noticed PK’s artwork and asked to have her own portrait painted. PK agreed and painted it. However, Charlotte wasn’t satisfied. She asked if he could repaint her portrait the next day.
The Martians were giants with the strength of twenty men. When they attacked Earth, it looked like all was lost. The Martians were just too strong. Fortunately, their immune systems were not strong enough to fight off common earthly bacteria. Edison’s Conquest of Mars is a science fiction story written in 1898 by Garret Putman Serviss. The story starts as the war for Earth ends, and humans chase the aliens back to their home on Mars.
Most of us love to eat delicious food. We also want to stay healthy, strong, and energetic. Well, there is a bright yellow spice from the East that we can put in our food to help us do both. It’s called Turmeric.
For thousands of years, turmeric has been used as a dye, a spice, and a medicine in South East Asia, India, and the Middle East. It has long been known for its health properties, but recently Western scientists have discovered just how powerful of a medicine turmeric really is. It can help prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol, improve our liver function, and more.