Halim’s Indian Taj Restaurant

1/155 Baroona Rd, Rosalie Village, Milton Q 4064 An Indian restaurant that boasts of having catered to ‘the Indian and Sri Lankan Cricket Team’ sounds as though it will be worth trying. Our meal gets off to a slightly disappointing start, as the Palak Pakoras of spinach and onions are unaccountably dry, even when drenched with the chilli sauce that accompanies them. […]

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Nancy Marie Brown’s The Abacus and the Cross The Story of the Pope who brought the Light of Science to the Dark Ages (2010)

It’s always good to come across a book aimed at a wide readership that presents an important topic that has been undeservedly neglected, especially one that is written in a lively style. Nancy Marie Brown examines the career of Gerbert of Aurillac, a mathematician who became pope (Silvester II, 999-1003). In doing so she rescues the middle ages from charges of anti-scientific obscurantism, effectively […]

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Sergius Bulgakov on Adam

What were the possibilities and limits for Adam’s human nature, particularly in relation to death? Man was created perfect, but this perfection even in Adam was not a final and definitive one. Spirituality of the flesh was given to him only as a natural harmony by virtue of God’s creative act, but this spirituality was not assimilated by him. Man […]

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