Source: Google photo of the British and his servants in India

Synopsis : The world history is replete with invasion of rich and beautiful countries by those who sought to expand their rule over them in order to enrich themselves . The whole idea of colonialism was based on it but the British took it to the next level when they invaded India and carted away over 45 trillion dollars worth in loot and leaving behind their bloody legacy of massacres, rapes and ruthless tyranny that left scars that fail to heal.

Once India was called the golden bird because…


Source : Google photo of Rangoli art with rice powder or paste

Synopsis : The fading traditions due to social and demographic changes come at a cost of greater isolation of people from each other and loneliness. The traditions connected us to our past in a joyful way that has now given way to what some people call practicality. The blog looks at the reasons and the consequences of living a modern life devoid of traditions that used to help people come together in the past.

No matter where we come from, we always talk of some traditions that we…


Source : Google photo of Holi celebration in India

India is a land of contrast. Its rich cultural heritage, scenic beauty, flora and fauna, its diverse people, their ancient culture and traditions, its desert and lofty snow clad mountains in the north, its arts and crafts, its diverse wildlife , its culinary delights , its architecture, palaces and forts, its colorful people and their colorful festivals all make India a coveted destination

Its beauty surprises visitors. Its food delights them. Its colorful festivals mesmerize them. India in short is like no other country in the world. Now you will see…


Source : Google photo of bad parenting and imprinting on a child

Synopsis : Imprinting a child with positive or negative thoughts can make all the difference between a good person and a bad person later when he grows up. The blog looks at the reasons why people tend to imprint a child negatively and how it impacts the child and the society in general later sometimes in tragic ways.

We often hear the word imprinting without really understanding what it means. …


Source : Google photo of evil man

Synopsis: Our world is full of evil people who do harm to others in order to gain riches and power. Such people start modestly in their early life but gain notoriety progressively as they become more evil and become more powerful. They are a scourge that infects the humanity that destroys many lives and puts pressure on the governments to deal with them effectively.

There was a prosecutor in Sicily who took upon himself the massive task of bringing the Mafia people to justice and gathered evidences against them that would hold up…


Source : Google photo of female surgeon ties her surgical mask around her face underneath operation lights.

Synopsis : We all have to deal with the high cost of medical care no matter where we live in the world. This hurts the poor more than the rich so it is of great concern to the vast majority of the world population. While some Scandinavian countries and Cuba have successfully made available the healthcare to its population for free or for a nominal cost , others do not follow their example calling it socialistic. …


Source v: Google photo of middlemen

Synopsis: Between you and me, there is always a middleman who makes a profit. He is everywhere and has his finger in every pie but he exists only as a parasite who sucks the blood of his victims who are both producers and the consumers worldwide. Now some countries are trying to protect the producers and the consumers by enacting laws. Such laws are long overdue and welcome.

Once I was caught by surprise when a person I had known for years asked me where I was planning to visit in India to which…


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…


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…


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…

Amal Chatterjee

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

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