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Source : Google photo of Angkor Wat etchings depicting battle of Mahabharata

Synopsis : We have the tendency to call our ancient history as myth but there is always a grain of truth in all myths that is discovered when archaeologists discover using latest technologies now. The blog looks at the myth of Mahabharata that the new discoveries are proving to be real. The hidden evidences that were shrouded in myths are now coming to light to prove that the ancients wrote the truth in the epics and did not imagine them.

When you read the history books, several events…

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Source : Google photo of Ertugrul

Synopsis : It is said that all great things have a small beginning. When a brave fighter of the Kayi tribe in Turkey took up his sword to protect the poor and helpless from bandits and tyrants to give them justice, he became the star who rallied all the tribes that came under his leadership to root out the evil hordes of Genghis Khan and later the Knight Templars and the Byzantine rulers. This is the story of Ertugrul Bey and his incredible struggle to lay the foundation of the greatest empire that his…

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Source : Google photo of the frog in the well

Synopsis: If you live like a frog in a well, you will have a very limited view of the world. Most poor people who live in small towns in isolation from the rest develop it called the frog in the well syndrome that limits their ability to understand the greater world and how to come out of their limited view and their poverty. They blame others for their predicament but do not take the steps that can improve their life. Their limited view of the world makes them depend more…

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Source : Google photo of night club dancing

Synopsis : The blind imitation of the Western culture that contradicts your own values and traditions is something to be avoided unless you are rebellious of your own values. There is always something beautiful in your tradition of dance, music or some form of entertainment that has been practiced since a very long time so western imitation can never replace it.

We see a worldwide trend of countries in Asia , Latin America and even in Africa where people are blindly imitating the Western culture especially the culture of night clubbing, excessive…

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Source : Google photo of an arranged marriage in India

Synopsis : The arranged marriage is still prevalent in traditional societies like in India where a woman marries an unknown person and hopes to have a long lasting relationship but it is not certain. Now the educated women wish to select their own mates instead of depending on their relatives. Such marriages are derisively called Love Marriage but should the most important decision in their life be left to others? The writings are on the wall that say that this practice must change for the better.

In some countries there…

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Source : Google photo of noble animals

Synopsis : Humans have mistreated animals since a very long time and sadly it continues even today so they kill the beautiful animals in many parts of the world for their teeth, fur or skin. Torture of captive animals also continues but it has to stop now. As people become more aware of the right of animals to exist ,this practice may one day come to an end.

There was a wild life photographer in Africa who was looking through the long lens of his camera and kept a lazy eye on some…

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Source : Google photo

Synopsis : People say the Christmas season is for caring and sharing but people who care and share do not wait for any season nor should you. Some are outright scrooges who show no empathy for anyone but you ought not to be like them if you have any humanity left in you.

It is the Christmas season so many if not all people decorate their houses and even the garden and trees with Christmas lights that blink and put up a great show in myriads of colors. Inside their home, they put up Christmas trees…

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Source : Google photo

Synopsis : All countries are making progress in varying degrees to make life better for their citizens but India is in a league of its own when it comes to spectacular advances in technology and infrastructure development .The blog mentions just a few renewable power generation and irrigation projects that has made great impact on the lives of millions of people.

We live in the age of confrontation and continuous threats to our independence posed by people who want to control us and impose on us their ideology, their brand of religion, their culture, their food…

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Source : Google photo

Synopsis : The incidence of rape and murder of an innocent child, girl or a woman occurs in societies where the men still feel superior to women and disapprove their modern ways but the times are changing .Women are getting education and training that puts them on equal footing with men that many can’t accept so behave aggressively toward them. The blog looks at the tribal reasons behind such behavior.

I get very annoyed when bad people are called animals because animals are noble and have compassion whereas the bad people are anything but.

Today I…

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Source : Google photo of the Roma people in Europe

Synopsis : Not many people know much about the Roma people of Europe or in other countries and show racial discrimination toward them. The blog looks at their history and the continuing injustice they suffer in many countries where they live.

When you are in Rome and just come out of Termini, you will be assailed by women with naked breasts and carrying an urchin in their arms who will follow you around until you part with some money for them. They are followed by other kids in dirty clothes…

Amal Chatterjee

I am the village bard who loves to share his stories.

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