A Lifetime of Time

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Just like the immortal Avengers of the Marvel Universe discovered, a time heist was the solution to saving the planet. While many of us might wish we had the possibility of a Tony Stark fix-it in the form of a fully functioning time-space GPS to alter the course of our lives’ journey, we have to make do with time, the way the universe intended it – unchangeable. What is survival, if not a duration of time through which we adapt to various social, environmental, cultural and technological schemas? How we experience our lives depends on the ‘times’ we live in,...

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Churchill and the Turnip - Partners in Time

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“Vestis virum facit” meaning “clothes make the man” is a Latin proverb by Erasmus, who was known as the ‘prince of the humanists.’ He was a Dutch philosopher and influencer of the Northern Renaissance. Undeniably, even in the 1500s, we are exposed to the notion that ornamental possessions were able to sway the opinions of the public by implying that a man who was well dressed was more important than one who was not. The fact was accepted that at a basic level, a naked man would not be able to influence society, the way a well-dressed man could.  Today,...

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Great Britain – the first to solve the need of the hour

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“Necessity is the mother of invention” and the development of the first watches that today are a multibillion-dollar industry, can trace its roots back to the demand across Europe for accurate instruments to help with naval navigation. It was a British horologist who cracked the puzzle of how to navigate the directionless seas in the 18th Century when John Harrison, one of the most celebrated clockmakers of the period, unveiled his creation- the marine chronometer. After decades of testing, this device proved it was capable of helping to navigate accurately which was ground-breaking at the time.
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