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The men who measured Earth’s curves

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How the world’s highest peak was named after a man who had never seen it—and how a mass-mail marketer unearthed its storyRead more at: http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/9tK3aB8EJvHxsWmqc8UxuI/The-men-who-measured-Earths-curves.html?utm_source=copy

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How the world’s highest peak was named after a man who had never seen it—and how a mass-mail marketer unearthed its storyRead more at: http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/9tK3aB8EJvHxsWmqc8UxuI/The-men-who-measured-Earths-curves.html?utm_source=copy

How the world’s highest peak was named after a man who had never seen it – and how a mass mail marketer unearthed its story.

 

For much of 1966, John Keay wrote pamphlets and newsletters to persuade Londoners to hire the One Number Service’s plumbing, gardening and household services.

From his table stacked with mass mails in London’s West End, Keay, the marketing director at One Number Service, began a journey halfway across the world and unearthed and narrated historical stories from all over Asia. He discovered that the world’s highest peak was named after a man who had neither seen the peak nor had any interest in mountains.

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Decoding the Dutch

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Features | 0 comments

GehringNarrative.ly, January 10, 2013. 3843 words.

[I profile historian Charles Gehring who discovered the roots of present day New York – in Amsterdam.]

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Boy From The Bronx.

Posted by on Dec 5, 2012 in Features | 0 comments

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Narrative.ly, December 5, 2012. 2476 words.

[I profile Bronx historian Lloyd Ultan, equal parts walking-encyclopedia and old-time jokester.]

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Into A Tennis Time Machine – Revisiting The West Side Tennis Club In Forest Hills.

Posted by on Sep 8, 2012 in Features | 0 comments

(An shorter version of this article was published in the Queens’ Courier on 4th September 2012.)

(On the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, the former venue of the US Open – and what’s happening there today).

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The Greatest Show?

Posted by on Mar 3, 2012 in Features | 1 comment

On the Indian circus – its past, its present and where it is headed.

Forbes Life magazine(Jan – Mar 2012).

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Track Two To The Olympics – On The PT Usha School Of Athletics

Posted by on Jun 25, 2011 in Features | 0 comments

Open Magazine, 29 June 2011.

 

(How PT Usha nurtures Olympic dreams at her athletics school).

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