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May 2024

We continue to look at our world with a different perspective. And to help you discover this constantly evolving world, our team at Veritas continues to create this digital annual calendar that hits your mailbox once every month, bringing with it a wave of curated information on iconic people, travel destinations, art and architecture projects, world cinema, literary works, food, technology and lots more. While we do provide a PDF download link to the calendar, our major announcement this year is the availbility of this curated information on our website, www.veritaslegal.in/calendar, to help you revisit or bookmark the information for later.

We hope you enjoy this journey and our new way of re-discovering the world.



The Bogatha Waterfall, often hailed as the ‘Niagara of Telangana,’ is a spectacular natural attraction nestled in the dense forests of the Jayashankar Bhupalpally district of Telangana, India. This enchanting waterfall cascades down from a height of about 30 meters, creating a breathtaking scene. During the monsoon season, from June to October, the waterfall swells with abundant waters and offers a majestic sight, drawing visitors from all around to experience its serene beauty and tranquil surroundings.

Given this natural wonder, the area around Bogatha Waterfall has been thoughtfully developed to cater to tourists, with facilities like parking and viewing platforms that allow for safe and comfortable enjoyment of the natural scenery. Visitors can also engage in a short trek through the lush greenery, which adds to the allure of the visit by immersing them in the rich biodiversity of the region. The waterfall also serves as an important symbol of Telangana’s commitment to preserving and showcasing its natural heritage, making it a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.


The Irving Penn retrospective at the de Young Museum is a captivating journey through the iconic photographer’s prolific career. Penn, renowned for his mastery of portraiture, fashion, and still life photography, is celebrated in this comprehensive exhibition, which showcases his groundbreaking work spanning over six decades. From his early days at Vogue to his later experimental and personal projects, the retrospective offers a deep dive into Penn’s innovative approach to image-making and his enduring influence on the world of photography.

Penn photographed numerous famous individuals throughout his career such as Audrey Hepburn, Pablo Picasso, Marlene Dietrich, Salvador Dalí, Truman Capote, Miles Davis, Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Hitchcock, Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, John F. Kennedy, Ingmar Bergman, Joan Didion and Duke Ellington. This list only scratches the surface of the many notable figures Irving Penn captured through his lens. His portraits often revealed a profound intimacy and insight into the personalities of his subjects, contributing to his enduring legacy as one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century.

Visitors to the de Young Museum are treated to a diverse selection of Penn’s most iconic photographs, including his striking portraits of cultural figures, fashion luminaries, and everyday people. The exhibition also delves into Penn’s lesser-known works, revealing the breadth of his artistic vision and his commitment to pushing the boundaries of the medium. Through his meticulous attention to detail, exquisite lighting, and keen sense of composition, Penn created images that are both timeless and captivating, leaving an indelible mark on the history of photography.


The design of the Musée National de la Marine in France reflects a harmonious blend of historical reverence and modern functionality. Situated within the majestic Palais de Chaillot in Paris, the museum’s architecture exudes grandeur and elegance, providing a fitting backdrop for its extensive maritime collection. With its neoclassical facade and imposing columns, the Palais de Chaillot offers a stately ambiance that befits the museum’s mission to celebrate France’s maritime heritage.

Internally, the museum’s design seamlessly integrates traditional exhibition spaces with contemporary amenities, ensuring an engaging and immersive experience for visitors. Thoughtfully curated galleries are adorned with maritime artifacts, ship models, and interactive displays, while modern lighting and multimedia installations breathe new life into centuries-old narratives. The Musée National de la Marine’s architectural design not only pays homage to France’s naval legacy but also facilitates a dynamic and educational exploration of the country’s enduring maritime influence.


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