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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 [...]

Amelia Earhart, the brave-heart who flew across the Atlantic

Amelia Earhart, the brave-heart who flew across the Atlantic

On this very day, in the year 1928, history was made as Amelia Earhart, the American Aviator became the very first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. Her desire to fly began long before, when she was an eleven year old, as she watched a plane swoop past her in close proximity. She was [...]

The American Civil Rights movement- A deep analysis of factors that contributed to the movement

The American Civil Rights movement- A deep analysis of factors that contributed to the movement

The factors that contributed to the the Civil rights movement Legal battles- Legal actions played an extremely important role in achieving civil rights in the USA during the decades-long struggle against discrimination. In the 1870s in the United States, there was increasing turmoil and tensions between the whites and the coloured over the ethicality of [...]