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History of the word Assassins.

When I first read about the origin story of Assassins in Dan Brown’s Angels & Demons, I honestly thought it’s another fictional story from the great author. However, it was not.

This is the origin story of the evolution of the word Assassins.

The history of the word Quarantine

Quarantine is derived originally from the Italian word quarantena, which translates to ‘Forty’ in English. So, how does it evolve into the modern meaning of Quarantine? 

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Babi Yar By Yevgeni Yevtushenko

What is believed to be the biggest massacre in the Holocaust, on 29 and 30 September 1941, Nazi Germany took 34,000 Jew lives at the edge of Babi Yar ravine in Kyiv. The Russian poet Yevgeni Yevtushenko gives a detailed account in form of the poem below.

Waiting for the Mahatma — Millennial Matriarchs

This slim 1955 novel by R.K. Narayan is the best Gandhi Jayanti gift I could have given myself. It transported me to the days of the Independence struggle. The story itself is not really the crux of it, though it is a novel and there is a love story interwoven with the freedom movement. So […] …

Gandhi the Vegetarian — Millennial Matriarchs

In September 1888 a young Gujarati man named Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi set sail for England where he would pursue studies in law. Before he left he made a vow to his mother that while he was abroad he would not touch wine, women and meat. Easier said than done! The challenge began as soon as […] …

Book Review: Emergency Untold by Kuldip Nayar

The first edition of the book is from 1977, immediately after the emergency imposed by Mrs. Indira Gandhi. For many historians and political activists, India’s emergency was the darkest time in the post-independence era. However, Mr. Nayar is no historian. He is India’s one of the most celebrated journalists, and therefore, he writes like one. Like he is living through the era.

One nation one religion is a tested formula, but does it work?

One nation, one religion theory in India has been floating around since independence in the darker alleys of politics. However, it has recently been discussed openly because of the majority government being backed by the organization that has been floating this idea for nearly a century now.


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