An analysis of “Jinnah: His Successes, Failures and Role in History” by Ishtiaq Ahmed

An analysis of “Jinnah: His Successes, Failures and Role in History” by Ishtiaq Ahmed

Through the book, Ahmed puts forward arguments outlining the primary causes attributed to Jinnah's success and recognition as a leader in the buildup to the partition. One of the primary arguments that Ahmed focuses extensively on is the idea that the initial lack of success of the Quit India Movement was a pivotal step in [...]

The Oslo Accords

The Oslo Accords

General introduction about the Oslo Accords:  The Oslo Accords marked a significant milestone in the endeavour for peace in the Israel-Palestine conflict. The accords consisted of two agreements ratified by the Israeli administration and the PLO, whose primary objective was to ensure the establishment of a Palestinian State. The first accord was signed in Washington [...]

A century of conflict without resolution (Part 3)

A century of conflict without resolution (Part 3)

In the year 1948, Israel declared independence and was recognised as a member of the UN. The declaration of the creation of Israel, however, triggered a strong response in the five neighbouring Arab states of Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon, who moved in to occupy the former Mandatory Palestine region. This came to be [...]

The League of Nations: The precursor to the UN

The League of Nations: The precursor to the UN

The League of Nations was an ambitious yet unsuccessful endeavour of the twentieth century that laid the foundation and idea of an unbiased international organisation to maintain diplomatic relations around the world; it is to this day considered the “forerunner to the United Nations”. The first of its kind, the League of Nations was an [...]

The story of “Britain’s Schindler”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9VhKjexnCQ The Story of Sir Nicholas Winton The holocaust was a dark period in World history; fuelled, by hate, bigotry and the notion of racial superiority, the holocaust was the biggest state-sponsored, racially prejudiced mass genocide in Europe. Taking place during the second world war, Germany, under its fascist leader, Adolf Hitler and the Nazis [...]

Battle lines drawn over nutmeg, cinnamon, and cassia

Battle lines drawn over nutmeg, cinnamon, and cassia

Running through wide and vast areas, the spice routes are a network of interlinking sea routes that were used in the ancient times linking the west coast of Japan, through the islands of Indonesia, around India to the lands of the Middle East - and from there, across the Mediterranean to Europe. These expansive sea [...]

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 [...]