Strumenti web per la didattica. Flipped classroom. Valutare. Travel - The holy sadhu who loves Shakespeare. At the age of 70, Arun dropped out. He sold his house, gave away his money and his possessions, traded in his long trousers for a loin cloth, and set out on a new career as a sadhu or holy man, travelling between the temples of South India in the search of enlightenment and alms. Despite his new ascetic life, Arun was an erudite and worldly fellow with an Anglophile bent. After Shiva, he worshipped Shakespeare.
His archaic English was full of antiquated colonial colloquialisms. Coming from a bearded sadhu, the phrase “jolly good” had a surreal flavour. So too did his sense of chronology, as if he had already entered some timeless plane, too busy chatting to the gods to notice the passage of decades and centuries. He spoke with great concern about the 1666 Great Fire of London as if we were still picking through the embers. I met Arun in the Temple of Arunachaleswarar at Tiruvannamalai, where he was perched on a wall among a flock of saffron-robed sadhus.
“Have you seen his phallus?” For young fish, plastic is basically the McDonald’s all-day breakfast — Quartz. What do young fish and human teenagers have in common? They both prefer eating fast food to the detriment to their health. That’s the conclusion on a recent study analyzing the impact of large volumes of plastic from human trash that plague the seas, which raises fears about what plastic can do to vital marine life. Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden reared larval fish in different concentrations of microplastic particles. The findings, published in the journal Science, showed that fish exposed to high concentrations of microplastic particles while developing went on to display abnormal behaviors. These went on to only eat plastic, ignoring their natural food. Researchers were especially surprised that they preferred plastic to their natural food source. “They are basically fooled into thinking it’s a high-energy resource that they need to eat a lot of,” lead author Dr Oona Lonnstedt told BBC News.
By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the sea. 10 things you might not know about India. For many people writing about India, the common cliches of Delhi belly, lengthy traffic jams, bureaucracy, corruption and yoga retreats are the subjects that fill the column inches. Here are 10 other observations. 1. Hardly anyone pays income tax Only 3% of Indians pay income tax, in a population of 1.2bn. One explanation for this is that agriculture is exempt and two-thirds of Indians live in rural areas. 2.
A friend of mine told me that, before his arranged marriage, he had a hunch his prospective in-laws had hired a private detective to check whether he'd had a girlfriend in the past. 3. While Western countries are mourning the demise of the newspaper, India's print industry is in fact booming. 4. Painted on the back of almost all lorries and trucks are the words "Horn OK, please". 5. India is a young nation. 6. 7. "Oh you've put on weight," said my bank manager with a smile on her face. 8. Mumbai has introduced a "spit inspector" to fine those who share their saliva in public. 9. 10.
Travel - Where tea is made with cow dung. India's dying mother. India to 'divert rivers' to tackle drought. Image copyright AP India is set to divert water from its rivers to deal with a severe drought, a senior minister has told the BBC. Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti said transferring water, including from major rivers like the Brahmaputra and the Ganges, to drought-prone areas is now her government's top priority.
At least 330 million people are affected by drought in India. The drought is taking place as a heat wave extends across much of India, with temperatures in excess of 40C. The Inter Linking of Rivers (ILR) has 30 links planned for water-transfer, 14 of them fed by Himalayan glaciers in the north of the country and 16 in peninsular India. Environmentalists have opposed the project, arguing it will invite ecological disaster but the Supreme Court has ordered its implementation. 'First in India's history' "Interlinking of rivers is our prime agenda and we have got the people's support and I am determined to do it on the fast track," Ms Bharti said.
India's poisoned river. Tim Wilson. English accents, tendencies in english and british pronunciation. 06/11/15. EITHER, NEITHER, SO, TOO - How to agree and disagree in English. Travel - A medieval castle – that floats? Fraternal fortsMany travellers have heard of Mont St-Michel, the fortified medieval monastery perched on an island in Normandy, France, that you can walk to when the tide is out. More surprising is that England has its own version: St Michael’s Mount, located half a mile south off the Cornish coast. At low tide, you can walk from the mainland village of Marazion to the island and its medieval castle.
Both sites got their names from St Michael, one of the most important saints in the Middle Ages. Just as he was said to appear in 708 to give his name to Mont St-Michel, legend holds that the angel appeared in 495 at St Michael’s Mount to save fishermen from crashing into the rocks. Island lifeSt Michael’s Mount isn’t just a visitors’ attraction, it’s a living community. Life on the island isn’t always easy. Royal residentsThe island’s best-known residents are James and Mary St Aubyn, also known as Lord and Lady St Levan, who moved to the castle with their four children in 2003. A Local Photographer's Guide to San Francisco, California. GEOGRAPHY.