To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success!

Henry Ford driving his Quadricycle in 1896.

In the early morning of June 4, 1896, Henry Ford made his first trial run in a small, four-wheeled vehicle he called a “Quadricycle,” subsequently described by historian Allan Nevins as “Strikingly small and light – the lightest vehicle of its type yet produced.” This Quadricycle had 49-inch wheelbase and was 79 inches long overall.… Continue reading To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success!

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks!

John Muir (1838-1914) was America’s most famous and influential naturalist and conservationist. He is one of California’s most important historical personalities. He has been called “The Father of our National Parks,” “Wilderness Prophet,” and “Citizen of the Universe.” He once described himself more humorously, and perhaps most accurately, as, a “poetico-trampo-geologist-botanist and ornithologist-naturalist etc. etc.… Continue reading In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks!

Once Upon a Studio!

Walter Elias Disney, or Walt for short, was born on December 5th, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. He was one of five children, four boys and one girl. Growing up, Walt loved to draw, paint, and sell his pictures to his neighbors, family, and friends. During high school, Walt took several drawing and painting classes. He… Continue reading Once Upon a Studio!

Swami Vivekananda’s Speeches at the World ‘s Parliament of Religions, Chicago, 1893

RESPONSE TO WELCOME At the World’s Parliament of Religions, Chicago, 11 September 1893 Sisters and Brothers of America, It fills my heart with joy unspeakable to rise in response to the warm and cordial welcome which you have given us. I thank you in the name of the most ancient order of monks in the… Continue reading Swami Vivekananda’s Speeches at the World ‘s Parliament of Religions, Chicago, 1893

The Golden Age of Indian Cinema

Nargis Dutt, Raj Kapoor and Dilip Kumar in a still from Andaz

In India, it all started with Raja Harishchandra (1913), India’s first feature film, which tells the story of a righteous king and showed a brilliant understanding of Indian audiences by the film’s director, Dadasaheb Phalke (the Father of Indian Cinema). When India became independent in 1947, it had a blossoming film industry that had been… Continue reading The Golden Age of Indian Cinema

NASA’s Virtual Reality

Cinematographer Morton Heilig created Sensorama, the first VR machine (patented in 1962). It was a large booth that could fit up to four people at a time. It combined multiple technologies to stimulate all of the senses: there was a combined full colour 3D video, audio, vibrations, smell and atmospheric effects, such as wind. This… Continue reading NASA’s Virtual Reality