Salman rushdie dating history

In these years, he instigated great “bonfires of the vanities” which destroyed books and paintings by some of the greatest artists of Florence.

He persuaded the artists themselves to bring their works—including drawings of nudes—to the bonfires.

It was originally constructed as a small fortress in AD 889 on the remains of Roman fortifications, and then largely ignored until its ruins were renovated and rebuilt in the mid-13th century by the Moorish emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar of the Emirate of Granada, who built its current palace and walls.Guests at the dinner, hosted by literary agent Caroline Michel in a book-lined dining room, also included Lady Jane Wellesley, historian Lady Antonia Fraser, former BBC chief Alan Yentob, novelist Ian Mc Ewan and Rushdie’s eldest son, Zafar, with his new wife Natalie Coyle.Classical singer Natalie wrote next to a picture of the event she posted online: ‘So much love for the main man of the moment.’ No doubt she sang her father-in-law some satanic verses as he blew out his candles. ’Emma Freud, the partner of multi-millionaire saccharine film-maker Richard Curtis, has been passing on her cookery tips, having returned from a luxury gap year with her family in New York.Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects.He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.