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 …
Do you fantasice about traveling back in time? Or are you horrified at the idea?
Traveling back in time would mean no wifi, mobile phone, laptops, social media, earphones- scratch that, going back in time would mean wearing some funny clothes.
The 20th century did not begin on a good note. This century saw the first ever World War.
All countries damaged their resources and work force. They went down in a vicious cyclone even after the end of the war in 1918.
After a revival form the horrid times, the Wall Street Stock Exchange crashed in 1929. This led to the Great Depression. People stopped buying and producing in the USA. This affected many countries. Read more about 5th Anniversary Issue …
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.
The American Civil War was fought on the basis of colour of the skin.
The Americas was divided into the North and the South.
The War was fought because of the lack of dignity shown to people with dark skin.
The Southern American rich landowners made the ‘blacks’ work for them as slaves. They owned these people. In 1860, when Abraham Lincoln was voted President the Southern people felt insecure. They thought that their regal lifestyle will now cease to exist.
Alexander the Great conquered a huge part of the world in his short life span
Was it just bloodlust that drove him or something more?
In history there are a few warriors who are known for their bloodlust and yet being loving towards their subjects. Alexander III of Macedonia was one such soldier. He fought many battles and won them yet he didn’t oppress his people.
Alexander was born in Pella now located in Greece in 356 BC. Legend says that he was a God’s child because he was talented.
One of Alexander’s teachers was the famous Aristotle. Aristotle was the one who had stated the fact “Man is a political animal” and he was also one of history’s greatest scholars.
The Empire which sat in the middle of trade and prosperity
This empire has many different names, given to it by time, because of its geographical location. The city of Byzantine is also revered as Constantinople and in the present day as Istanbul. Read more about Centre of the World …