Love letters to a dear friend

Why do I not give up on you, you wonder sometimes. Looking in the mirror, she appreciates her beauty. “Is it my great beauty that he is after?” she thinks. Her long locks, flowing down her back, she strokes. “It is surely my beautiful hair, that entrance him!”, she says out loud. And then, later,…

Writing a History of India – I

I have by now expended all of the things that I wanted to write about, and that were easy to write about. I now want to embark on something far more ambitious, something much much larger in scope that what I have attempted so far. I now want to do a series of blog posts…

The Nature of the Rebel

If I have to make a rebel out you, I must first ensure you have the right personality type, the right frame of mind, the right attitude. And thus, this post. The worship of heroes is a very common theme in human civilization. Countless fables, stories and mythologies have all originated from real-life heroes and…

Next Steps

Since I started college (way back in 2005!), I’ve been deeply interested in the study of religions, their history, and their impact on human history. Since most of this impact has been in the medieval and modern ages, it is these periods of history that I’ve come to be most conversant with. Many people find…