The Right to Vote is one of the most fundamental and inalienable right that people have in a democracy. But a century earlier, in most countries, Women were denied to exercise their political franchise until the early 20th Century. This was due to the patriarchal mindset present at that time which could not see the … Continue reading The First Feminist Movement in History- Women’s Right to Vote
Category: History and Culture
The Gift of the New World (Americas) to the Old World
Can you imagine that just around 500 years ago, more than half of the world did not know about crops such as tomatoes, potatoes, chillies, pineapples, corn, beans, peanuts, avocado, chocolate, vanilla, sunflower, papaya, pumpkin, gourd and even tobacco. Yes, that was the diet of the Old World based around cereal grains and starches along … Continue reading The Gift of the New World (Americas) to the Old World
What makes Homo Sapiens so special?
Since life started on earth around 4 billion years ago, there have been millions of species that existed on Earth. But have you wondered why any of them could not dominate the entire Earth like Homo Sapiens? Why any of the species except humans could not set foot on moon? Why any of the species … Continue reading What makes Homo Sapiens so special?
Nationalism – Growth and Prospects in 21st Century
"Patriotism cannot be our final spiritual shelter; my refuge is humanity." - Rabindranath Tagore Nation is the part of our identity. Many people are willing to sacrifice their life to protect their nation. People proudly raise their Natinal flag and sing National Anthem to prove their allegiance to Nation. It is a powerful force which … Continue reading Nationalism – Growth and Prospects in 21st Century
Origins of Religion- An Analysis
Religion influences our lives immensely. It gives us hope and faith. Sometimes it also becomes a reason for conflict. But how did it come into existence? Let us analyse- #Origins of Polytheistic Religion Ancient Humans were hunter gatherers. They used to migrate from one place to another and never settled at one place. The invention … Continue reading Origins of Religion- An Analysis
The Power of Stories
The ability to tell story is what makes us Human. Whatever progress we as a Human Society have achieved, can be attributed to our power of story telling. Every Human Being is made up of a collection of stories starting from his birth to his death. But the story continues to live even after his … Continue reading The Power of Stories
Dualism – the Concept of Yin and Yang
Light and DarkCathode and AnodeElectrons and ProtonsPositive and NegativeSky and EarthHot and ColdWinter and SummerGood and EvilOrder and DisorderMale and FemaleYin and Yang Our Universe is comprised of two opposite forces. The Ancient Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang propagates this dualism describing how seemingly opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and … Continue reading Dualism – the Concept of Yin and Yang
Atlantic Slave Trade- the Root of Racism
Slavery is one of the darkest chapters in the history of mankind which everyone wants to forget. Slavery has remained in some form or the other in any great civilizations like Roman, Greek etc. But nothing can match the inhumanity of Atlantic Slave trade because it dehumanised Africans and made them "chattels", derived from a … Continue reading Atlantic Slave Trade- the Root of Racism
Decoding American History – The Forgotten story of Native Americans
It all started with Christopher Columbus going on a voyage from Spain to India in 1492 through his ship. At that time, everyone believed that the earth was flat. So the only way of reaching India was through the east route. But Columbus took the west route determined to find a new way of reaching … Continue reading Decoding American History – The Forgotten story of Native Americans
Is Mythology really a myth?
In general English parlance, the meaning of the word 'myth' is a belief which is untrue. But the word myth is derived from Greek word 'mythos' which means significant story or set of stories relevant to a particular culture or some other group. Hence Mythology involves studying of significant stories which may have deep meaning … Continue reading Is Mythology really a myth?