Wars have had a unique effect on mankind, especially women. They gave women a ground to challenge society, fight for their rights and earn their freedom. Continue Reading..
Clad in old, ragged clothes with a parrot perched on a shoulder, black eye patches and wooden legs; these people made enemies walk planks and sometimes ended their lives from those planks; they’ve even buried treasures on lands unknown. They are called pirates and what we know about them is just half the story of what actually happened on those ships and in the minds of men behind those wheels. Piracy was an epoch in the history of civilizations and it too had a Golden Period. Continue Reading..
With the recent crisis in Nepal and various countries flooding in to help out, it is important to understand how helpful “help” is. Charitable endeavors may have good intentions but it is important to know what charity is and its consequences which may or may not do the good work intended.
The concept of charity is an important principle in all major religions: ‘Zakat’ in Islam, ‘Dana’ in Hinduism and so on. These voluntary acts of extending a helping hand to those in need strengthen our humanity. It helps us understand our fellow men better and breed tolerance. Continue Reading..