Winston Churchill The Defaulter? Former British PM Still Owes India's Bangalore Club Rs 13 In Unpaid Bills

31/03/2015 4:37 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Another example for the Score Me influences and favorites thread - Karsh was one of the best portratists of the 1940's and 1950's - This image of Winston Churchill is considered one of his best works. Accoriding to legend Karsh accomplished this expression by taking away Winston's cigar and even now some 60 years on the glowering expression comes thundering through the portrait - I have a large scale copy of this which makes this even more apparent and the image is mesmerising. Karsh was determined to not capture the sort of portraits so common of facsist leaders but instead something of the human side of his subjects - the fascist portraits were always perfectly posed power statements whilst this image, still undeniably echoing power as Churchill can is a softer look at a man carryint the weight of world on his serious shoulders. You have probably seen other images by Karsh and not realised it - his images of Audrey Hepburn and Albert Einstein remain among his most famous and his 1968 image of John F Kennedy posed with hands in prayer has been seen by generations of americans. More exmaples of Karsh here : academic.algonquincollege.com/staff/hurdleg/images/karsh/ Bio Here : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yousef_Karsh Its worth noting that this is one of the images that first hooked me on photography, its up there with Henri Cartier Bressons "place de Europe" as one of my top 10 favorite images of all time

LONDON — Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill still figures on the list of defaulters of the exclusive Bangalore Club in south India as he owes the club 13 rupees in unpaid bills.

An entry, dating back to June 1899, in the club's ledger book listed "Lt WLS Churchill" as one of 17 defaulters, reported the BBC.

Churchill arrived in Bangalore in 1896 as a young army officer and left three years later to fight in the North-West Frontier, now known as Pakistan.

The exclusive club was founded by a group of British officers in 1868.

Currently, it is one of India's most elite clubs, retaining much of its late 19th and early 20th century splendour.

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