In the case of revolutionary Vanchinathan, who killed a British tax collector, the aim of his act is questioned and insults are hurled at him. At a very young age, Vanchi killed Tirunelveli collector Robert William d'Escourt Ashe on this day (17 June) 109 years ago, and sacrificed ..
Genghis Khan. That name (or title, really; it’s thought to mean “universal ruler”) carries with it to this day the faint cries of battle and destr..
Weird, odd and strange things….. During the course of WW2 Hitler and his SS cronies had been looting europes of its finest art and treasures. The SS also stole gold bullion from europes banks. Much of this missing art is still to be discov..
Way back when, the Romans had a god named Janus. He was the god of doors and gates and had two faces—one looking forward and one looking back. Julius Caesar thought it would be appropria..
Archaeologists in Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD, have made the extraordinary find of a frescoed hot food and drinks shop that served..
Pakistan’s Naya Chor, opposite the Barmer Sector in Rajasthan, was the Sector Headquarters of the Pak Command, and the key node, defending deeper penetration into Sindh. Tasked with the ca..
A new study has found that flightless birds were more common on the planet before activities by human beings started leading them to extinction. If human influences had not existed, there would have..
To most Westerners, the Silk Road conjures images of exoticism: caravans of spices and silks, open-air markets filled with brightly-clothed hawkers and merchant..
A Hindu temple, believed to have been constructed 1,300 years ago, has been discovered by Pakistani and Italian archaeological experts at a mountain in Swat district of northwest Pakistan. The discovery was made during an excavation at Barikot Ghundai..
Wooden sarcophagi during the unveiling of an ancient treasure trove of more than a 100 sarcophagi. Egypt announced Saturday the discovery of an ancient treasure trove of more than a 100 intact sarcophagi, the largest such find this year. The seale..
On 29 October 1945, the New York City branch of Gimbels department store unveiled a new product. Billions upon billions would follow in its wake. Gimbels was the first to sell a new kind of ink pen, the design of which had taken several ..
Millions of years ago, ancient humans living on the African savanna likely gazed up in wonderment at the bright moon and star-filled sky. This cosmic backdrop wasn't too different from the one we see today;..
A Chinese eyewitness account of such a kingdom in Malay peninsula (Tuein-suin) talks of "500 merchant families, 200 Buddhists, and thousands of Brahmins" settled permanently in that country, and tal..
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When Devajammani arrived at the royal court of Mysore in 1805, it was to marry Krishnaraja Wadiyar III. They were both 12 years of age and he was the newly minted ruler of the southe..
With proud, wistful expressions, the elderly figures in Peter Bos' portraits seem gentle enough -- kind, even. But the men's tattoos belie a darker truth: They were once fearsome headhunters whose facial markings symbolize the decapi..
The concept of the Indian marriage, particularly of an arranged marriage is of immense fascination in the West. The recent Netflix series, ‘Indian Matchmaking’ addressed to an international audience, provides a glimpse into the strange Indian way of..
Churchill was a fanatical advocate of imperialism, and his own words convict him of racism and anti-Semitism. He supported the pseudo-science of eugenics, musing about the idea of sterilizing the “unfit”. He professed scorn for women’s rights and opposed the Suffragettes who sought t..
This is a story of unimaginable sacrifice. This is a story of men pitted against impossible odds. This is the story of Indian soldiers who looked death in the ..