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The men who measured Earth’s curves

Posted by on May 3, 2014 in Features | 0 comments

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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Fort Kochi, Kerala | Remains of a spice coast

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Travel Writing | 0 comments

Centuries-old houses and a breeze spiked with spice are reminders that the past is a living thing.

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Foot notes | Lager than life

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Foot Notes, Mint Lounge, Photo Essays, Travelogues | 0 comments

Five German drinks that will have you saying ‘prost’ through the year

Malavika Bhattacharya

Mint(Wall Street Journal India) – April 26, 2014

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Angkor Thom, Cambodia | Facing up to the past

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Foot Notes, Mint Lounge, Photo Essays, Travelogues | 0 comments

Symbols of a churning ocean and a mythical peak are among the remains of this king with a quirky nickname and divine ambition.

Ramya Sriram

Mint(Wall Street Journal India) – April 26, 2014

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View Finder | Bangalore

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 in Foot Notes, Mint Lounge, Photo Essays, Travelogues | 0 comments

These centuries-old temples rub shoulders with used books and honking automobiles

Nagesh Ramamurthy

Mint(Wall Street Journal India) – April 19, 2014

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Mosquito Bay, Puerto Rico | Fire in the water

Posted by on Apr 5, 2014 in Foot Notes, Mint Lounge, Photo Essays, Travelogues | 0 comments

On this island of abandoned bunkers, landmines and strutting horses, glowing waters.

Malaveeka Chakravarthy

Mint(Wall Street Journal India) – April 05, 2014

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Foot Notes | Twists with history

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Foot Notes, Mint Lounge, Photo Essays, Travelogues | 0 comments

A show charts yoga’s journey from the primal world of deities and demons to a trendy workout

Meredith Rosenberg

Mint(Wall Street Journal India) – March 29, 2014

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