October 11, 2020

History is too Complex

To understand the events as they happened in the past is one of the most complex exercises undertaken by the scholars. It is almost impossible to be unbiased and unconcerned while reconstructing the events. So history is mine, yours and other peoples’. As we go further and further back in the past, the evidence becomes meager and meagre and assumptions and conjectures and evaluators ability become crucial factors. Today archaeologists and historians are using latest scientific tools for age determination, composition of the materials used in pottery and heat treatment it was given. These pieces of evidence along with the… Read More »History is too Complex

Artificial Leaf

Research to harness the clean and renewable energy of the Sun is going on around the Globe. Artificial leaf made by a professor and his team at MIT is a step in this direction. Nature is so complex that even the structure of a leaf which is a basic unit for converting absorbed Carbon dioxide (CO2 ) and water (H2O) into glucose is beyond full comprehension. Human beings try to break down every phenomena in nature into smaller manageable parts and understand it and then integrate the results. This is due to the evolution of our brain in such a… Read More »Artificial Leaf

Rupa Ganguly: The Multifaceted Artist

We know her as Draupadi, the stellar role she played in the epic series “Mahabharata” made by Doordarshan India. That was the role which has many shades of positive and negative. Draupadi was a complex woman who was the wife to five Pandava brothers. Legend had it that she wanted a complete man like Narayana as her husband. But in the mortal world, such a person was impossible to exist. So God gave her five husbands who had been endowed with limited qualities. Combined they became a person very near to what is wanted to be her husband. She had… Read More »Rupa Ganguly: The Multifaceted Artist

Quissa Puran Bhagat

History of the undivided Punjab and adjoining areas on its western front is replete with stories of valour and love. This area acted like a conduit for those from the west who wanted to enter India. From the times immemorial, streams of people crossed into India in search of its rich resources. Some solely entered through this corridor for the purpose of looting and taking with the exploits back. Others like Aryans and Mughals came here and settled here permanently. Aryans are said to be the cattle raring people who were constantly on the move in search of green pastures… Read More »Quissa Puran Bhagat