[Music] Sanjay Leela Bhansali – Bajirao Mastani – Deewani Mastani

Sometimes a bit of levity is good to calm the nerves. Sanjay Leela Bhansali composed this charmer for the film Bajirao Mastani from 2015. Sumptuous listening in a time of hell. Thanks to Ignatios for sharing this with me earlier as well. It’s a blessing to have friends who bring you a wide array of […]

[Podcast] Ottoman History Podcast – The Gardens of Mughal Kashmir

The Ottoman History Podcast is among the most intriguing weekly (or so) listens I indulge in.  In this particular episode, hosts Nir Shafir and Polina Ivanova discuss gardening with landscape architect Jan Haenraets about this history of the region’s famed gardens, the political implications of conservancy and so on.

[Literature] Plans for a museum at George Orwell’s birthplace are under threat from an unlikely source: Gandhi — National Post – Top Stories

The Indian bungalow where George Orwell was born is under threat from an unlikely showdown between literary enthusiasts, government developers and Gandhi supporters. Orwell – real name Eric Blair – spent the first year of his life more than a century ago in a small compound in Motihari, Bihar, where his father worked as an… via […]