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Zanzibar's Cloud of Mystery

Photo courtesy: Vincent van Zeijst — Wikimedia Commons

Stonetown’s narrow streets and carved doors were magical, but its past told another story. With the Arabs came an expansion of the ivory and slave trades. 46 more words

East Africa


There is quite some tension prevailing between India and Pakistan. Current situation is formed by a series of unfortunate events. In this post we try to trace current state of  relations between the two countries to their colonial past. 5,685 more words

Charity is Dialogue

The history of Euro and American colonization of the Southern hemisphere has left a continued cultural defect in people of European descent.

In years past it was called “The White Man’s Burden”; the idea that white folk were obliged to export and impose white values and practices on those of the “darker races.” 1,057 more words


reading text through visual: analysis of satyajit ray's masterpiece "shatranj ke khiladi"

The chess players or “shatranj ke khiladi” originally a short story by munshi Premchand has over the years witnessed many  adaptations, but the adaption that actually stands out is its visual adaption in the form of a feature film and that too by Satyajit ray. 2,502 more words


Besides the mountain towering over the city of Potosi, the Casa de la moneda is, in my opinion, the second biggest attraction. It was here that all the silver, extracted from the mountain, flowed through on it’s way to Spain, and the world.  660 more words


Singapore's Fort Canning

Between Singapore’s National Library and Clarke Quay sits Fort Canning. In spite of seven previous visits to the island nation, I never discovered this gem of a hide-a-way until I read about it on a blog.  130 more words

Malaysia And Singapore

The Cobra Effect

The cobra effect is a term used to describe a situation when an attempted solution to a problem actually makes the problem much, much worse. It happens in everyday life, but it also has a couple of hilarious historical examples, including the anecdote which gave the effect its name. 477 more words