King Harshavardhana of Vardhana dynasty

The elegant sight of white flowers presented a beautiful contrast to the cacophony of colours adorned all around the palace walls. The colours held luxurious textures of all kinds: muslin, linen, cotton, and abundant kinds of silk. The air bore the sweet aroma of...

Indo-Roman trade relations

Tigers, elephants, rhinoceros, serpents and many more exotic species were now in their land. People watched in awe as these animals gradually made their home in Rome. How did those animals get there? The answer is simple- trade.   The history of this trade is...

Badakhshan’s Treasure Trove: What is Lapis Lazuli ?

A piece of heaven on Earth, a stone with such hypnotic beauty that it has left everyone an admirer and yearning for more, Lapis Lazuli is perhaps a stone so popular that it has been recorded through most of human history. Dating back to antiquity, Lapis Lazuli, more...

S.M. Sultan – A Divergent Outlooker

SM Sultan is one of the most legendary and one-of-a-kind figures of Bangladesh. SM Sultan, born as Sheikh Mohammed Sultan, was an exceptional artist, having had his artwork exhibited with world-renowned names like Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Henri Matisse, John...

Alexander The Great – The Undefeated Phenomenon

Alexander the Great was the creator of the world’s grandest empire. With incredible military achievements and diplomacy, he built a legacy others could only dream of achieving. Alexander was the king of Macedonia, an ancient kingdom of Greece, and a part of the Argead...

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The Power of Play

The Power of Play

 I remember as a child I would go out with my siblings and friends every evening to the playground or the street in front of my house to play until the prayer for Magrib was called. That was our queue to go home and study. But those hours of unsupervised,...

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Sachin Dev Burman: The wizard of music

Sachin Dev Burman: The wizard of music

Maya Angelou once said, "Everything in the universe has rhythm, everything dances" As true as this saying is, not everyone has the potential to pick up these rhythms; be it the melody of flowing water or the sad tunes of gloomy moonlight. One's music resonates with...

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Ziryab: The trendsetter

Ziryab: The trendsetter

Religion has always been one of the roots of conflicts in the world since medieval periods; with every era came a new religious controversy that marked the beginning of a new dynasty. One of the most peaceful ages in history, where people of different faiths lived in...

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