click links in text for more info

Six Hills

The Six Hills are a collection of Roman barrows situated alongside the old Great North Road on Six Hills Common in Stevenage, England. They are protected by law, they form the largest surviving Roman barrow group in England. Beside their historical significance, they lend their name to an important thoroughfare in the town and are a local landmark. For two thousand years, travellers along the Roman road that became the Great North Road have passed these six large mounds, their origin and purpose has been the subject of much speculation. Local legend holds that they were the work of the Devil, sitting one day looking down on the Great North Road, began to amuse himself by heaving clods of earth at the passers-by, he missed six times and in a temper threw a seventh clod over his shoulder, hitting the spire of Graveley church and knocking it askew. The spire is crooked to this day; the holes in Whomerley Wood show where the Devil dug out his missiles, the six failed shots lie in a line alongside the road and form the Six Hills.

The Six Hills are certainly Roman burial mounds, dating from about 100 A. D. and mark the cremated remains of a wealthy local family. The ashes would have been placed in a container along with objects for use in the next world. No recent scientific archaeological excavation has been carried out on the Hills, but they have all been dug into in the past; these early investigations found only "...a few pieces of wood and a piece of iron...", which were dismissed at the time, but were the remains of the original burials. Other reports of damage include the farmer, carting soil away from the Hills in 1750, an attempted widening of the Great North Road in about 1820. Over the years, the Hills have all lost over 4 feet in height; the grass around the burial mounds is of considerable age. It includes species such as bird's-foot trefoil, mouse-ear hawkweed, whitlow grass, slender clover, which are not found in the more modern grasslands nearby; the Megalithic Portal Historic England

Bishnu Prasad Rabha

Bishnu Prasad Rabha was a well known Indian cultural figure from Assam, well known for his contributions towards the Assamese culture. His contributions were in the fields of music, painting, literature as well as political activism; as an advocate of peoples' cultural movement, he drew from different genres of classical and folk cultural traditions. Considered a doyen of the Culture of Assam, the Assamese people affectionately call him Kalaguru. Bishnu Prasad Rabha was born in Dacca, Bengal Presidency, British India on 31 January 1909, his father Sardar Bahadur Gopal Chandra Rabha was born to a Bodo family, but since he was raised by Rabha family he accepted the title Rabha. Gopal Chandra Rabha was an officer in the Colonial Police Department. Bishnu Rabha attended Tezpur Government High School and went to Calcutta for higher education, he completed his ISC exam from St. Paul's Cathedral Mission College and joined the prestigious Ripon College at the University of Calcutta for a BSc degree. From an early stage, he played an active role in the struggle for Indian Independence.

He came closer to the Communist Party of India. However, when Germany attacked Soviet Union during second world war and the Indian communists decided to work with the British government, a section of the party favoured a different approach – to oppose British imperialism and Fascism simultaneously. So a split happened in the communist party and in 1945 he joined the Revolutionary Communist Party of India. In 1951, after the death of Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, he became the president of the Assam branch of Indian People's Theatre Association, his work Bano Kobang portrays the life worlds of various indigenous Assamese communities of Assam. His other works include Missing Coneng, Axomiya Kristir Hamuh Abhakh, Atit Axom, his interest for the upliftment and liberation of the weaker sections of society is visible in his works. Rabha was an eminent freedom fighter, his meaning of freedom however is not freedom from British rule. But it meant freedom from capitalism, freedom from wage-slavery, freedom from poverty and all social evils.

In his own words, "I am fighting for a revolution from the realm of necessity to the realm of freedom". He dedicated his entire life for this freedom movement, he donated an ancestral estate of 2500 bigha land received from the British government in favour of the peasants. His slogan was "Haal Jaar Maati Taar" means "those who cultivate should own the land"; the present day Tezpur University stands upon the land donated by him. His entire life was characterised by a restlessness to work for the people and he kept on moving around like a nomad, he was an excellent mass mobiliser. His speeches and lectures could touch the heart of the masses. However, his political struggle was never seeking motive, it was only give power at the hands of the masses. He said that the independence achieved in 1947 was a farce, it is because in spite of the freedom the poor and weaker sections of the society that remained the same and Assam did not get independence from colonial India as sovereign Assam was not established.

According to him, the real struggle begins after 1947. Apart from being a revolutionary he was a brilliant Academician and Researcher; this was despite the fact that due to participation in freedom struggle he was forced by the colonial British regime to leave Ripon College at Calcutta and he transferred to Victoria College at Cooch Bihar. He was not able to continue with his formal studies there, due to frequent raid of British forces in his hostel and was compelled to give up his formal educational career for ever; the level of influence exerted by the Kala Guru can be observed through the fact that most cultural music competitions of Assam feature a segment called Bishnu Rava Sangeet related to his compositions and verse. Bishnu Prasad was an established singer, he had learnt Borgeet of Shrimanta Shankar Deva and gave the genre a new significance for the modern times. There are more than hundred songs composed by him, his songs are collectively called as Bishnu Rava Sangeet. This was a new genre of Assamese.

In his songs one can see diverse themes like tributes to the Mother Nature, the exploitation of the peasant masses by the colonial rulers, the revolts of the workers at tea industries etc. His songs reflects his revolutionary ideal and the country's struggle for real freedom; some of his songs are popular among children today and will be, for all times to come. Some leading numbers include Bilote Halise, etc.. He advocated the need to be aware of other people's cultures, religions, etc. and advocated for a world community. His evergreen compositions includes song like Para jonomor khubho logonor, logon ukali gol, roi roi keteki, tilai tilai, kurua botah and many more to mention, he was a great actor. He used to perform dramas at Baan theatre of Tezpur, regarded to be one of the oldest cultural activity centres of Assam, he translated the famous song of revolution "Internationale" by Eugène Pottier into Assamese. His paintings are still preserved in his residence at Tezpur. There have been many live performances at the Baan theatre in Tezpur, famously connected to Bishnu Rava.

This theatre where many of Bishnu Rabha's plays have been staged is designed by renowned architect Upendra Kr. Baruah He was recognised as a film director, music composer and actor, he was an actor par excellence. His acting expertise was witnessed by Ban Theatre of Tezpur. But, he never used this talent for commercial purpose. In spite of having very

John Stevenson (director)

John Stevenson is a British animation filmmaker and puppeteer best known for directing the 2008 animated feature film Kung Fu Panda with Mark Osborne. Stevenson has over 40 years of experience with animation, began his career in the entertainment industry via Jim Henson's The Muppet Show. Stevenson worked as a story artist on the feature films The Great Muppet Caper, The Dark Crystal and Little Shop of Horrors and as a character designer and story artist on shows and films like The Dreamstone, Count Duckula, Back to the Future: The Animated Series, The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat, two of the Fox Tales specials and FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue, he worked as an art director on Back to the Future: The Animated Series and a puppeteer on James & the Giant Peach and Motion Capture Performer on The Moxy Pirate Show. In 1991, Stevenson moved to the United States, in 1998 he was hired as a head of story at DreamWorks Animation. There he worked for many years in the art department on many films such as Shrek, Shrek 2, Madagascar and Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, in addition to helming a number of episodes of their animated primetime show Father of the Pride.

He worked for four years bringing Kung Fu Panda to the screen. In 2009, Stevenson was nominated for an Academy Award with Mark Osborne for Best Animated Feature for Kung Fu Panda and won the Annie Award with Osborne for Directing in a Feature Production. In 2011-12 Stevenson directed a six-minute animated short film for The Coca-Cola Company produced by Ridley and Tony Scott called The Polar Bears. Since 2012, Stevenson has been directing for Rocket Pictures the sequel of Gnomeo & Juliet, titled Sherlock Gnomes, The film was released on 23 March 2018 to negative reception. Stevenson was set to work as director for an upcoming film based on the character created by Mattel, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, he was attached to various projects like The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break, We3, Alien Rock Band and Rotten Island. In August 2014, it was announced that Stevenson will direct for Unified Pictures a CG-animated feature film The Ark and the Aardvark inspired by Noah's Ark. John Stevenson on IMDb

Kamrul Hasan Khan

Kamrul Hasan Khan is a Bangladeshi academic who served as the Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. Khan passed his MBBS from Mymensingh Medical College in 1982, he joined government service as a medical officer in 1984. He joined (IPGMR in 1991. Freedom fighter Kamrul Hassan Khan was born on March 12, 1955 in Bhavandatta village of Ghatail Upazila of Tangail District. Khan's ancestors originated from Tangail, he is married to a professor of hematology. Khan's elder brother, Mamunur Rashid, is a theater activist. Kamrul served as the general secretary of the association at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University from 1999 to 2015. Do a study titled'Effects of Topical Application of Ethylene Glycol on Rats'. Khan is a two-time elected organizational secretary of the Bangladesh Medical Association, former joint secretary of the BCS Central Coordination Council, a member of the Working Council of the Progressive Association of Bangladesh Environmental Movement and engineers and physicians, Central In-Service Joint Trainee Physician Council.

He served as a life adviser to the caller and the finder

If Love Were All

"If Love Were All" is a song by Noël Coward, published in 1929 and written for the operetta Bitter Sweet. The song is considered autobiographical, has been described as "self-deprecating" as well as "one of the loneliest pop songs written". Ivy St. Helier introduced the song on stage and performed it in the 1933 film version of Bitter Sweet. In June 2009, an Off-Broadway play of the same name about Coward's relationship with Gertrude Lawrence premiered at Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York City. "If Love Were All" has been described as "self-deprecating" as well as "one of the loneliest pop songs written". Rod McKuen considers the song to be among the "truly great" songs about "entertaining from the entertainment point of view". Cover versions appear on Judy Garland's Judy at Carnegie Hall, as a B-side to Pet Shop Boys' "Yesterday, When I Was Mad" single and on the album Alternative, Rufus Wainwright's Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall and Milwaukee at Last!!!, on Sarah Brightman's The Songs That Got Away.

In the latter part of her life, Garland included "If Love Were All" in her concert and television repertoire. Other notable recordings: Alma Cogan - for her album How About Love. Elaine Stritch Johnny Mathis - included in his UK album The Sweetheart Tree Julie Andrews - for the album Broadway's Fair Julie. Joyce Grenfell - included in the album The Words and Music of Noël Coward. Maria Friedman Shirley Bassey - for her album 12 of Those Songs. Cultural impact of Noël Coward List of 1920s jazz standards

Edward Prioleau Warren

Edward Prioleau Warren was a British architect and archaeologist. He was born at Cotham, the fifth son of Algernon William Warren, JP. Sir Thomas Herbert Warren was his elder brother, he was educated at Clifton College in Bristol, subsequently articled to G. F. Bodley, whose biography he wrote, he provided illustrations for the Transactions of the Guild and School of Handicraft in 1890. He joined the Art Workers Guild in 1892 and was Master in 1913, he practised extensively in Oxford, no doubt helped by the fact that his brother was President of Magdalen College. Basil Bramston Hooper an architect in New Zealand, was in his office, c.1901–04. In 1901, he was added to the list of architects authorised to work on the Grosvenor Estate in London, but he never did so. In 1914, he gave evidence on behalf of the Commissioners of Works into a proposed Preservation Order on 75 Dean Street, London. During the First World War he was seconded to the Serbian Army, designed the War Cemetery at Basra. In 1916, he was said to have had considerable experience of hospital construction.

At the beginning of his career, he built and altered a number of churches, but he is known principally for domestic buildings in an understated revival of English late 17th century styles: his main works were lodgings for Oxford colleges and minor country houses. Warren married Margaret Morrell, one of their sons, Brigadier-General Christopher Prioleau Warren, became a noted bibliophile and received the Military Cross in the First World War and MBE and Legion of Merit for the second World War. Another son, Peter Warren, succeeded to his father's practice as an architect. Warren himself was a friend and adviser to the American novelist, Henry James, who lived at Lamb House, Sussex. Warren lived the last thirty years of his life at Breach House, Halfpenny Lane, built in 1906, which he designed for himself, he died on 23 November 1937. Barkerend in Bradford: St Clement's Church, 1892–94 Bishopstoke: St. Mary's Church, n.d. Blackwood: Maesruddud, new house, n.d. Brighton: Church of the Good Shepherd, Dyke Road: new church, 1920–22.

Caversham: St. John the Evangelist Church, n.d. Chantmarle, works in the garden, 1919 Chelsea: Shelley House, Chelsea Embankment, 1912 Cholsey: Breach House, new house, for himself, c.1905 Clifton: Clifton College, works, n.d. Epping:: War Memorial, 1921 Falfield: Heneage Court and extension of house and new garden for Russell Thomas, 1913 Fulham: St John's Church, Walham Green, alterations, 1893 Great Milton, Manor House and extensions and new gatepiers, 1908 Headley Court, new house, 1898 Kensington: 1 Campden Hill, new house, 1915 Kensington: 5 Palace Green, new house, 1905 Kensington: Estcort House, Kensington Palace Gardens, 1904 Littleton Pannell: A Becketts, extension of house, 1904 Lowestoft: St. Peter's Church, chancel extension, 1920s Melplash Court, rebuilding of west wing, 1922 and extensions in the 1930s Netherbury: Slape Manor, alterations including decorative plasterwork, 1931 Newark: Church, font cover, 1891 Newlyn: Fishermen's Institute, c1911 Newlyn: War Memorial, 1920 Oxford: Balliol College, north-west range in Garden Quad, 1906 Oxford: Balliol College, range north of Basevi buildings, 1912–15 Oxford: Eastgate Hotel, High Street, c1899-01 Oxford: High Street, college lodgings and shops for Magdalen College, 1901 Oxford: Merton College, works, n.d.

Oxford: Radcliffe Infirmary, outpatients' block, 1911–13. Southampton: St. Michael and All Angels Church, Bassett Avenue, 1897–1910 St John's Wood: Hanover Lodge, High St. block of mansion flats, 1903–04 Steep: Bedales School, works, n.d. Wandsworth: Magdalen Park Estate and design of houses for Magdalen College, Oxford, c.1901–20 Wanstead: St. Columba's Church, n.d. West Lavington: Manor House, alterations, 1905 Westminster: Westminster School, works, n.d. Woking: Gorse Hill, Hook Heath Road, new house, 1910 Wymondham Abbey, triptych behind high altar, c.1904 Architectural Journal, vol. 85, 2 Dec 1937, p. 861 The Builder, vol. 153, 26 Nov 1937, p. 965 RIBA Journal, vol. 45, 1937, pp. 203–04 A. S. Gray, Edwardian architecture: a biographical dictionary, 1988