1. On March 25, 1306, Robert the Bruce became the King of Scotland. King Edward of England waged war against him and made him an outlaw. Legend has it that he was close to despair and hiding in a cave during a storm when he saw an animal in the process of building something. It tried six times and failed and he realised he too had fought against the English six times and failed. On the seventh attempt it succeeded. This inspired him to continue fighting the English and he eventually won in 1314. Which was this animal that gave the Scots their greatest king? … [Read more...] about Quiz: All about Scotland
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“You know, there is a Perumal temple in southern Tamil Nadu, which has a painted image of a ship, and the legendary Kunjali is worshipped,” informed a friend of mine, aware of my interest in the maritime heritage of the Tamils. The Maraikkayars were seafarers from the Tamil country, and among them, the Kunjalis of the 16th century were renowned for their heroic naval battles with the Portuguese. Though many volumes have been written and films made on them, the Kunjalis being immortalised at a temple was news to me. … [Read more...] about Kunjali Maraikkayars — bold adventurers
"States have yet to fully order against their ordering caps," he said, adding that "we have now moved to the phase where the full amount released to OWS is being made available to order, first to cover second doses, second to provide additional first doses." … [Read more...] about Outgoing administration double-talk on COVID-19 vaccination draws ire in Western U.S.
"I think the majority of people have rebuilt their lives [but] there certainly are people in our community that do struggle with what has happened and how that has impacted and shaped their lives, and of course loss does that to you," she said. … [Read more...] about Queenslanders share their memories of the 2011 floods on tenth anniversary of disaster
Data from the Agro Climate Research Centre at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University show that the highest rainfall was on January 7 – 70mm and the number of rainy days was eight. Coimbatore would continue to witness rainfall for a few more days because of upper air circulation over Bay of Bengal. And, the sky would continue to remain overcast because of a depression over the south eastern part of Arabian Sea, which would bring rains mostly to the southern districts. … [Read more...] about Coimbatore sees very high rainfall