The Armenians of Singapore have left behind a rich legacy that is incommensurate with their numbers.
Like the Zoroastrians of Iran, the ancient Armenians believed in a supreme God, Ahura Mazda.
Marriage is an institution that is historically filled with restrictions. But was it always this way?
How can we improve our own writing and speaking so that it will influence the people who read or hear it?
Debut author is not the first thing that comes to mind when we hear Obama’s name, but that’s what he once was.
My perceptions had been trapped inside a little box and reality was so much more grand and beautiful. And full of life.
How did these Sanskrit hymns survive and why do we continue to call on them when we pray?
A successful movement requires a cohesive strategy, calculated tactics and solid leadership. Thus I am skeptical of the leaderless Hong Kong movement largely organized through online forums.
When recently there was news of militants destroying a 2000-year old temple in Syria, in a city from the Roman days, sights of the temple came back to mind, particularly a ceiling that I had once come across. This writing is not about the shortsightedness of destroying a remnant of a long-past civilization; rather, it is about a science, an idea… the possible significance of the Zodiac.
Subhas Chandra Bose was the most celebrated freedom fighter and charismatic influencer of the youth in India during the freedom struggle. His patriotism and obdurate refusal to stop till he achieved his desired goals has made him a patriotic hero. Due to his nationalistic temperament and leadership capabilities, Mahatma Gandhi was the first to address him as Netaji Respected Leader. Netaji was also the first to accost Gandhiji with the title ‘Father of the Nation’.