Saturday, January 20, 2018


The title of world’s biggest ever selling Christmas single


"White Christmas" is a 1942 Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 100 million copies worldwide.Other versions of the song, along with Crosby's, have sold over 150 million copies.

The version most often heard today on radio during the Christmas season is the 1947 re-recording. The 1942 master was damaged due to frequent use. Crosby re-recorded the track on March 19, 1947, accompanied again by the Trotter Orchestra and the Darby Singers, with every effort made to reproduce the original recording session. The re-recording is recognizable by the addition of flutes and celesta in the beginning.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Sophie le Roux’s dreamlike Icelandic landscapes
Sophie le Roux, who visits neglected corners of Europe to find the unfamiliar in the mundane and the charisma in its decay. Her latest series examines the wild landscapes of Iceland, ascribing an unsettling and alienating quality to what is traditionally understood as natural. Photographs of small natural objects are set beside vast natural vistas – the sea, the mountains and the crystals and rocks that compose them are all studied in harmony, the hyper-saturated colours defamiliarising these archetypical spaces in a way that allows them to be seen as if for the first time, with a new intensity of focus.

Thursday, January 4, 2018


Its not late for Asia

Q : American cartoonist Thomas Nast is credited with creating the traditional image of which popular Christmas character?

A: Santa Claus

Sunday, December 17, 2017


Most memories, if they do survive, come to adults with more clarity if they happened around or after age three-and-a-half. Still, not many that happen between three-and-a-half and puberty survive throughout life. Before we get into middle school most of the evocative impressions we may have held onto from toddlerhood to elementary school have vanished. As teens and adults, we are left with the stories we have heard about being little, along with incomplete fragments of events (if any at all). Only recently have scientists begun to understand the neurological underpinnings of this inevitable loss.
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