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Category archives: History

World Cartoonist’s Day: Mickey Mouse to Tintin - Celebrating our favourite cartoons

Reading our favourite comic strip in the newspapers or magazines is something of a habit with most of us. But how often do we sit and think about their origins or the impact they have had on pop culture. It was on May 5, 1895, that the first colour cartoon The Yellow Kid, created by Richard F Outcault was published. On World Cartoonist’s Day today, let’s pay a homage to […]

Know about Lord Dattatreya and his 24 gurus

Know about Lord Dattatreya and his 24 gurus The concept of gurus has always been an integral part of Eastern spirituality. Guru Parampara, or the lineage of masters, exists in Hinduism, some sects of Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. However, this concept finds wide-scale use in other religions too – ranging from the institution of Pope to Sufi and Tao masters. The concept of the ‘guru’ is famously celebrated each year […]

Bronze age weapons have an outer-space connection

Bronze age weapons have an outer-space connection In a recent study conducted on the weapons used in the Bronze Age, the iron that was used to make the weapons and the artefacts from the Bronze Age are claimed to have an extraterrestrial origin. This somehow explains the fact about how our ancestors were able to use metal and make weapons out of it without smelting the same. The research has […]

Mysterious 80million-year-old shark species caught off Portuguese coast

Mysterious 80million-year-old shark species caught off Portuguese coast A REAL life sea monster “from the age of the dinosaurs” has caused waves in the scientific world after being caught off the Algarve coast. The Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere have now dubbed the shark a “living fossil” as the species dates back 80 million years. According to the Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere, the captured shark measured […]