How Shays Rebellion Changed America

How Shays Rebellion Changed America

06/Sep/2016 0 Comments Articles

his wasn’t how it was supposed to be. This wasn’t the future they envisioned when they cast off the British. Five years after Yorktown, the promise of the American Revolution had been unfulfilled for thousands of farmers in western and central Massachusetts, many of whom had risked their lives serving in the state militia and Continental Army. They had received little pay or reimbursement for their military service, and now with the fledgling country mired in a severe economic recession, .....

Microbe Behind Black Death Also Caused Devastating Plague 800 Years Earlier

Microbe Behind Black Death Also Caused Devastating Plague 800 Years Earlier

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At its peak, the sixth-century Justinian plague is said to have killed some 5,000 people in the Byzantine capital of Constantinople each day. According to historians, rats carrying plague-infested fleas likely brought the disease to Constantinople from Egypt aboard ships importing grain. The plague’s devastation, which played out over three centuries as subsequent waves of the disease grew less and less virulent, likely contributed to the downfall of the powerful Eastern Roman Empire by m .....

Live Ganesh Chaturthi 2016

Live Ganesh Chaturthi 2016

03/Sep/2016 0 Comments Articles

Ganesh Chaturthi (also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi, Vinayaka Chavithi or sometimes Vinayagar Chaturthi) is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Bhaadrapada, starting on the shukla chaturthi (fourth day of the waxing moon period). India is set to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi in 2016 on September 5. Ganesh Chaturthi is a Hindu festival celebrating the birthday of Lord Ganesh, who is widely worshipped as the god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. India is set to celebrate Ganesh Ch .....

The silent minority

The silent minority

31/Aug/2016 0 Comments Articles

ON A snow-covered bluff overlooking the Sheboygan river stands the Waelderhaus, a faithful reproduction of an Austrian chalet. It was built by the Kohler family of Wisconsin in the 1920s as a tribute to the homeland of their father, John Michael Kohler, who had immigrated to America in 1854 at the age of ten. John Michael moved to Sheboygan, married the daughter of another German immigrant, who owned the local foundry, and took over his father-in-law’s business. He transformed it from .....

America’s new aristocracy

America’s new aristocracy

31/Aug/2016 0 Comments Articles

WHEN the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination line up on stage for their first debate in August, there may be three contenders whose fathers also ran for president. Whoever wins may face the wife of a former president next year. It is odd that a country founded on the principle of hostility to inherited status should be so tolerant of dynasties. Because America never had kings or lords, it sometimes seems less inclined to worry about signs that its elite is calcifying. .....

Child workers die in illegal mica mines as operators exploit their poverty, lack of education

Child workers die in illegal mica mines as operators exploit their poverty, lack of education

04/Aug/2016 0 Comments Articles

Koderma/Bhilwara/Sydapuram: In the depths of India's illegal mica mines, where children as young as five work alongside adults, lurks a dark, hidden secret – the cover-up of child deaths with seven killed in the past two months, a Thomson Reuters Foundation investigation has revealed. Investigations over three months in the major mica producing states of Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh found child labour rife, with small hands ideal to pick and sort the valued mineral .....

Save Girl Child-(Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao)

Save Girl Child-(Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao)

29/Jul/2016 0 Comments Articles

Why it is important to save and educate girls In order to achieve true women empowerment, it is important that we begin with the girl children. This is because girls of today are the women of tomorrow. The role of social welfare organizations is critical here as it is not  possible for the government to reach every nook and corner of the country. As the aware citizens, we can support organizations which work for the eradication of female infanticide and women empowerment. Donations to th .....

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