The Indus Waters Treaty of 1960

The Indus Waters Treaty of 1960

A map showing the flow of rivers as per the treaty “One bright spot ... in a very depressing world picture that we see so often”. This was a famous statement that the former US president, Dwight Eisenhower used to describe the Indus Waters Treaty, one of the most “successful international treaties has survived frequent [...]

The 19th-century Spanish Flu, today’s Deja Vu?

The 19th-century Spanish Flu, today’s Deja Vu?

The Spanish Flu was undoubtedly one of the most fatal epidemics that rocked the Late Modern Period (1750-1945). In the year 1918, the world was unexpectedly affected by a massive surge in cases of the Spanish Flu (Influenza), an epidemic caused by the deadly H1N1 virus, which affected a staggering 500 million people, approximately a [...]

The Olympics – The games that have spanned the timeline -> B.C. to A.D.

The Olympics – The games that have spanned the timeline -> B.C. to A.D.

Five multicoloured rings on a white background. To a majority of us, this is synonymous with what is considered to be one of the most coveted sporting events, the Olympics. This mega sporting event is one that every sportsperson aspires to represent his country in, training meticulously as the event approaches every four years.  The [...]

When the Earth was the centre of the universe

When the Earth was the centre of the universe

Nicolaus Copernicus, born in 1473 in Poland, remains to this day one of the most hailed names in the field of Astronomy. Born to a wealthy family of merchants, during the time when the Catholic Church was the foremost authority in Europe, Nicolaus Copernicus was poised to become a bishop in his early childhood under [...]

Mozart- The prodigy gone too soon

Mozart- The prodigy gone too soon

Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart, born to an Austrian family in the 18th century was one of the most prolific classical music composers to have ever existed. His extraordinary music sense and understanding of classical music suggests immense talent. Over the course of his short lifetime of just 35 years, Mozart composed twenty-four operas, 17 masses and [...]

The Rosetta Stone- Etched in the aeons of history

The Rosetta Stone- Etched in the aeons of history

Said to have been created in Ancient Egypt, the Rosetta Stone is arguably one of the single greatest discoveries from the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. This artefact, a stone “bearing inscriptions in several languages and scripts”, played a key role in deciphering the ancient Egyptian script known as hieroglyphics, the understanding of which had so long [...]

Bangladesh, a nation born in the face of adversity

Bangladesh, a nation born in the face of adversity

India and Pakistan have had a long-standing history of conflict owing to hostility originating from historical and political factors. The British left the Indian Subcontinent divided into secular India and a largely Muslim populated Pakistan but what followed was one of the most disturbing migrations in history outlined by violence and riots. The relations between [...]