The Risorgimento broke like a wave over Sicily in the middle of the 19th century. It threatened to sweep away the privileges of an inward looking aristocracy convinced that their glory days would never end. Their struggle to cling to a collapsing system of feudal power is brilliantly portrayed in Lampedusa’s novel The Leopard. A leading character is the worldly and cynical Prince Tancredi, who at one point remarks: “Things must change around here if we want things to say the same.” … [Read more...] about Open letter to Shell’s Ben van Beurden from John Ashton
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Infante was born November 18, in the Mexican fishing town of Mazatlan. Apprenticed as a carpenter, he learnt music from his father, mastering the guitar, piano, violin and drums. He became renowned for his voice while touring with his father's band, La Rabia. … [Read more...] about Who is Pedro Infante? Here’s What You Need to Know About the Mexican Screen Icon Celebrated in a New Google Doodle
The amendments allow people to retire up to five years early or late based on certain conditions like working in dangerous environments or areas with extremely difficult socio-economic conditions for 15 years, doing jobs involving heavy lifting or suffering a 61 percent or more decrease in working capacity if they want to retire early, and have special expertise if they want to retire late. … [Read more...] about Vietnam to increase retirement age gradually from 2021
"Had they made me wear normal clothes, it would have been easier but I was made to wear armour. They made me wear leather clothes and it was so heavy, it was about 30-40 kg, then they gave me a sword, turban and long hair. It took three hours for me to get ready. The most dangerous part was all the action sequences were shot in rains due to which the clothes got all the more heavy," said Big B. … [Read more...] about Amitabh Bachchan On Thugs Of Hindostan Stunts: It’s Not My Age To Do Action Scenes!
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