Typhoid Mary

How could a seemingly healthy woman spread a potentially deadly disease? Typhoid or Typhoid fever fever is a bacterial infection that can spread throughout the body, affecting many organs. Without prompt treatment, it can cause serious complications and can be fatal.If typhoid fever isn’t treated, it’s estimated that up to 1 in 5 people withContinue reading “Typhoid Mary”

9/11 : 2996 minus 19

9/11 they used to be just 2 numbers until that fateful day in 2001. Ever since then it has become ingrained in the human psyche as one of the days the world changed. Even now ,19 years later it is hard to fathom the events of that day. Even when it happened it was hardContinue reading “9/11 : 2996 minus 19”

How Curious George nearly didn’t make it.

I don’t think there is anyone on the planet who hasn’t heard of Curious George, you may not have read the books or watched the cartoons or movies, but you will recognize the iconic Chimpanzee when you see him. Although it is an iconic children’s book character and has a strong brand recognition, it couldContinue reading “How Curious George nearly didn’t make it.”

New York city, can be so pretty from a bird’s eye view.

The title is from the song “When I first kissed you” by Extreme. A song I used on my wedding day. A bit of a lie really because I never been in New York, but I hope to go there someday soon. It is a beautiful song though New York has captured the imagination ofContinue reading “New York city, can be so pretty from a bird’s eye view.”

The other impact of 9/11

I was struggling to come up with an appropriate title ,this is the best I could come up with. In this blog I am not looking at the obvious impact of that awful day but to the impact it had on the entertainment industry and also how we looked at different aspects of climate change.Continue reading “The other impact of 9/11”

When the Dutch gave New Netherland to the Brits

Although the Dutch and the Brits are good friends now, it was not always thus. There have been several Anglo-Dutch wars. The 3rd ,  Anglo-Dutch war ended this day in 1674 by the signing of the Westmnster Treaty of 1647. The English were dismayed by the unexpected fact that Dutch raiders managed to capture more EnglishContinue reading “When the Dutch gave New Netherland to the Brits”

The Case of the Treasonous Dolls

The facts of the case are odd. Five letters were written in early 1942 and mailed by seemingly different people in different U.S. locations to the same person at a Buenos Aires, Argentina, address. In early 1942, five letters were written and mailed by seemingly different people in different U.S. locations to the same personContinue reading “The Case of the Treasonous Dolls”

Life in the Big Apple

New York city has such a rich history. Although I have never been there (but I will someday) I find it one of the most fascinating cities in the world. For me to write a whole essay on the city would do it injustice, therefore below some pictures of its rich history. A woman dressedContinue reading “Life in the Big Apple”

9/10 :the day before-The forgotten date.

September 10,2001. A day like any other, people go about their daily lives, A young mother brings her kid to school. A sister is visiting her brother, an IT manager is on the phone to a help desk in a call centre,discussing data and telephony issues. Not knowing that less then 24 hours later theirContinue reading “9/10 :the day before-The forgotten date.”

When New Amsterdam became New York

One of my favourite songs is from a band called Extreme it is called “When I first kissed you” The opening line goes as follows.”New York city can be so pretty from a bird’s eye view” If history had gone a slightly different direction the lyrics to that song would not have  been the same.Continue reading “When New Amsterdam became New York”