In a land far away, from the inner alleyways of a meat market, emerged a microscopic organism that consumed the global economy as people, struck by fear, locked themselves in their homes. Did this organism evolve naturally, as a mutation, or is it part of a greater political conspiracy, involving biological warfare or even democide, to reduce global population?
Whatever you tell your children, the whole world is instilled with fear, hiding in their homes as governments debate measures to save their people and economies from this raging pandemic.
In light of Covid-19, governments have been encouraging — and in…
DISCLAIMER: It is advised that Leftists/Marxists/Communists are made aware that this article is extensively critical of their position.
Bharat was a Golden Bird both economically as well as culturally. It was this success of the ancient Dharmic civilization that attracted outside forces. The forces entered and destroyed the sanctity of the Matr Bhoomi in different ways.
The British destroyed Bharat economically, and the Mughals destroyed Bharat culturally.
Babar came to Bharat in 15261 and with that the Mughal Empire was established. While the NCERT textbooks criticize the British, they leave no opportunity to praise and celebrate the Mughals. There is…
Written by Kriti Swarup
What is justice to you?
Yusra is a six-year-old girl from Yemen — a country left desolate by an ongoing civil war. She battles eye cancer. Although treatment is available in a neighbouring country, the blockades restrict her from receiving what she needs. Yusra is malnourished and lives in a shack because her home has been blown up by air strikes.
Is this justice to you?
Is the conversion of playgrounds to graveyards justice?
Is the incessant fear of being killed by an airstrike justice?
The democratization process initiated by the Arab Spring movement compelled the…
In 1618, the Protestants of Bohemia (now the Czech Republic) were faced with a dilemma. Up until then, the Catholic rulers of the Holy Roman Empire had been tolerant of the Bohemians’ religion. Emperor Matthias I and his disinterested, occult-obsessed, and generally disliked brother Rudolf II had allowed anti-Catholic sentiment to prosper within the empire. It should be noted here that the Holy Roman Empire was not an empire in the sense that it was a unified group of territories ruled by a central capital (like the Roman Empire), but rather, a group of some 300 independent, Central European city-states…
Imagine killing someone and being paid by the victim’s family for your effort. This was colonial England’s sadistic privilege over China through the trade of opium in the 19th century.
Close your eyes and join me on a trip to Canton, China, in the archaic Victorian age. Chewing opium relieved pain and caused hallucinations: a low wage worker’s escape from all his woes. Upon discovering that the addictive drug could be smoked, its usage took off in the 17th century. To meet the demand with its supply, by the 1800s numerous opium dens began to emerge.
The Chinese imported silk…
Hamilton, a renowned Broadway musical, became viral soon after its release on Disney+ during the COVID-19 lockdown. The show is about American founding father Alexander Hamilton: his life, his achievements, his challenges.
Though the play is informative and a great way to learn about the American Revolution, there are some parts of the spectacle that are not entirely factual. Let’s look at the most significant of these facts and fictions in Hamilton — An American Musical.
The Reynolds Pamphlet? It’s real.
As showcased in the script, Mariah Reynolds approached Hamilton’s house…
During World War 2, British intelligence pulled off one of the most successful deceptions of all time: Operation Mincemeat.
On April 30, 1943, a corpse was found floating off the Southern Spanish coast. The dead body had a briefcase handcuffed to its wrist. Even though Spain was supposed to be a “neutral” country during WWII, the Spanish promptly informed Germany about this discovery.
The Germans quickly acted on this information. They got hold of the body and examined the man and his possessions. The body was identified as Major William Martin of the British Royal Marines. His briefcase contained letters…
Hunger was ever-present, every hour it looked them in the eye, and refused to step aside. Food became more than a need: a constant obsession. The children no longer played or laughed; they held themselves back just to save energy. In a society where no one has killed, stolen or lied for food, surviving became the utmost priority. There was something about the hunger that robbed the people of their spirit, of their dreams, of their youth. There was no drought, yet they were left to starve.
The Bengal Famine of 1943 was a famine in British India during World…
On July 20th, 76 years ago, a group of German elites attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler in hopes of provoking a coup d’etat.
Why did these elites want to kill the Führer? How did they do it? Why did they fail?
Though Hitler faced several assassination attempts, Operation Valkyrie, also known as the July Plot, is by far the most infamous. The operation was led by German high-ranking officials including Colonel-General Ludwig Beck, former chief of the army general staff, Colonel-General Friedrich Olbricht, Major-General Henning von Tresckow, and Lieutenant-Colonel Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg, chief of staff of the reserve army.
Ladakh region, June 16th, 2020.
Twenty Indian soldiers died in a standoff against China in Galwan Valley, Ladakh. Officials reported fatalities on the other side of the border, but China refused to cite a number.
Themes of expansionism, privacy and diplomacy float in the tense atmosphere. The deadly skirmish on the border broke forty-five years of peaceful relations, leaving the country shocked and riddled with paranoia.
The conflicted Sino-Indian border stretches to about 3,500 kilometers across the rugged mountains of the Ladakh region. …