I am now over the hill! No seriously, I am.
Strange coincidence! Last week, on March 20, 2014, in New Delhi, a 99 year old and an 80 year old broke free from the fetters of this materialistic world and though the two were not related in any familial way, they were linked inexplicably through this Paradise called Muscat.
This is being penned from Camp Calcutta or should that read Kampf Kolkata?
On this day in 1815, Napoleon escaped from the island of Elba and began the second conquest of France - Bonaparte was a class apart, what? Fourteen years later, on this day, Levi Strauss saw the light of the day - the founder, not the jeans!
Two centuries and 15 years ago saw the birth of the man, who later went on to say in his Gettysburg address, “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”