The Clinking Milk Bottles disappeared from your doorstep, replaced by Tetra Paks
Do you remember milk bottles that the milkman dropped at your doorstep? Well, I don’t because I grew up thinking that milk was always packaged in little sacks or cartons.
Milk bottles were the preferable mode of milk packaging. In some countries, milk was bought in bulk using containers and then utilised by pouring it into cans as needed.
This had multiple problems. The milk bottles had to be washed before returning, in some countries this was compulsory by law. What was the assurance that every bottle would be washed thoroughly? Read more about Tetra Pak …
In every Maharashtrians’ heart, the mention of the Shivaji Maharaj sparks a flame. He was one of the earliest freedom fighters in India’s history. He didn’t fight against the European powers but showed his discontent to the foreign Mughals
The best part in Indian history that I love, is this phase of Shivaji and the rise of Swarajya (Independence).
What amazes me is that this King started with a small piece of land that he owned, a jagir in historical terms, and converted this into an empire.
He became the King that other Kingdoms feared. All this in a span of three decades in the 17th Century AD.
Shivaji Maharaj didn’t have a lot of treasury. The strength of this army was tiny compared to his rivals and his kingdom was also small.
With these little resources at is disposal, he managed to horrify those who threatened and harmed his subjects. This made him an immediate favourite amongst his people.
Sir Winston Churchill was not the most exemplary student in school although he did win the WW2
We all know Churchill as a great Politician who was always loyal to his country and saved it during times of despair.
Churchill was born on 30th November, 1874. He was intelligent but extremely self-willed. He did not learn or study the classics. Instead, as if on purpose, read and wrote English essays. Maybe, this was where he got the flair to write from.