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The significance of Honeymoon


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Significance of HoneymoonThe word for honey is “meala” in Irish. The word for honeymoon, is “mi na meala” the “month of honey,” and refers to how the bride and groom spend that period of time following their marriage.

Irish monks first produced a fermented honey brew called “mead” for medicinal purposes, then found it could make people feel better. Following the wedding, a sufficient amount of mead was given to the bride and groom, along with special goblets, so they could share the unique brew for one full moon after their wedding, thus the term honeymoon was coined.

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Book review - The Loves and Lives of the All-time Greats!


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BOLLYWOOD A HISTORYIf it’s only little known nuggets of information about those larger than life celebrities of yesteryears like Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Dilip Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Kishore Kumar, etc., you want, then Mihir Bose’s BOLLYWOOD A HISTORY may just be what you’re looking for. Provided you’re willing to quickly gloss over approximately 130 pages of boring details profiling the rise of Indian Cinema to get to the meat of the matter.

It’s interesting to note that many big names started their journey to fame from humble beginnings. Madhubala for instance, (her real name was Mumtaz Khan) lived in a slum near Bombay Talkies Studio. Though she started her career at the age of eight, she shot to fame later and the song that secured her a place in the hearts of cinegoers was the haunting number sung by Lata Mangeshkar, “Ayega, ayega, ayega aanewala…” from Mahal. She remained unforgettable after her “Pyaar kiya to darna kya…” number.

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