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Hagia Sophia is a mosque now. What does this mean to the world?

If you like to travel and know, about the historical monuments in the world then you must have heard of Hagia Sophia. This beautiful UNESCO Heritage Site is more than 1500 years old and has an importance in the cultural diversity of Turkey. But now the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has officially stated that […]

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When a Virus Changed History

Gripped as we all are, in an extraordinary crisis – fearful and yet hopeful – I am reminded of an episode when a Virus changed the course of History. The year is 1521. The setting is the ancient Aztec city of Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City). Hernán Cortés, a Spanish conquistador has set out to conquer […]

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Holi colours have deeper meaning 

A festival where we can throw colours and water on our friends and loved ones! Yes please…This is the best festival ever! Celebration of life Holi is a celebration of overcoming your fears or turning of negativity to positivity in life, whether it’s mending relationships, victory of good over evil, end of winter season over […]

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Egypt gets its looted coffin back!

Egypt exhibited the golden coffin of an ancient Egyptian priest that was returned by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Apparently, it was discovered that it had been looted and illegally sold. The finely decorated coffin is inscribed with the name Nedjemankh, a priest of the ram-headed god Heryshef of Herakleopolis, and dates to the […]

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Meet the Sanskrit-speaking staff of this shop

How would you communicate with a salesman who speaks in Sanskrit? Yes, imagine entering into Hamleys and being addressed not in English or Hindi, but Sanskrit! Baffling, isn’t it? Well, don’t worry the malls wouldn’t put you in such a situation but there is one shop in Karnataka where more than its 50 employees converse […]

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The evolution of drawings in art

We talked about introduction to the Ancient Art world. How communication started much before the languages were used to express thoughts and feelings. During this time there were no borders drawn in land to differentiate you from me. We were all living on earth trying to make sense of our surroundings and being one with […]