When Edmund Hillary was a member of the fabled 1953 British climbing team that did the impossible, EBC was just a glacial moraine on top of dry ice at the bottom of the foreboding Khumbu Icefall. It had been quiet for centuries except…
This is the second profile in our Badasses series of women and men who were so tough, nothing except father time could kill them. These stories might offend you, so be it. Get over it, learn from them. Our badasses lived fully with no regrets.
Tusker’s Badass of the Month is a new series debuting this issue. It chronicles some of the baddest, toughest, smartest men/women who fought good fights, made lots of enemies and were controversial, never conventional.
For three hours we were transported to Jamaica and Ethiopia on Bob Marley’s reggae riffs, exhorted by guys in dreadlocks to “stand up for your rights”. From what geyser did this cry for freedom spring?
Shah Jahan ruled the Mongol empire with a ruthless brand of justice and flagrant self-celebration. But his greatest monument would come to be inspired by something other than his delusions of grandeur; it would be inspired by love.