The Origin of Halloween

The time of the year when everything’s a little extra spooky is here. Be it Michael Myer’s return to the big screens, or your own ghost stories.

Halloween brings with it many traditions that make it one of the most fun holidays of the year. The origin of this spooky … Continue Reading

The Roman Empire — An Alternate Tale

The Roman Empire was politically and socially massive. It included most of Europe, North Africa, and much of the Middle East at its peak. Its spectacular network of roads contributed to the social unification of the areas under its rule, which shared a common language and, subsequently, a common religion. Continue Reading

Partition- The Forgotten Chaos

The British Raj in India ended in 1947, giving rise to two new countries- India and Pakistan. It was hoped that this would usher in a new era of freedom. Instead, at the stroke of the midnight hour, while the world slept, India awoke to chaos and riots.

The … Continue Reading

Cocoa Through The Years

Everyone loves chocolate. There’s no denying it. Even people who like vanilla ice cream eat it with chocolate sauce. There’s no getting away from this universal love language. From the melt in your mouth Lindor chocolate spheres by Lindt, all the way down to the coin worth eclairs, there’s something Continue Reading

The Tibetan Phantoms

About 49 years ago, on the cold and rather scary night of November 14, 1971, in Chittagong, East Pakistan (or present-day Bangladesh), a sentry stood guarding the post of the Pakistan Special Service near his camp. At one moment, he believed he saw a “ghost” like figure lurking in the Continue Reading

Check (It Out) Mate!

The history of chess is long, complicated and, above all, is constantly contested. I do not wish for you to get lost in this labyrinth and be mystified by some lonely puzzle or worse— get struck down by a crazy axe-wielding, chess-loving scientist in Antarctica which, weird as it sounds, Continue Reading

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