Christ, Constantine, and Constantinople

The central figure and religious leader of Christianity, Jesus Christ is one of the most prominent names in the whole of human history. He is not only revered as God by millions of followers of Christianity, the most followed calendar on earth is also created with reference to his birth – before Christ (BC) and…

A Tale of a Man and his two Sons

Once upon a time, there lived a man called Abraham in a place called Ur (which is present-day Iraq) in Mesopotamia. Mesopotamia in those days had polytheism, meaning many people followed many different gods, and an idolatry form of worshipping was common.  Abraham worked in his father’s idol shop, but he himself never saw the…

The Origin of Buddhism

We’ve been talking about Vedas and its constituents and principles and substantial matters related to it in our previous entry. So let us start this piece on a lighter note with a bit of a story. Once upon a time, 563 BC if we want to be precise, a prince was born to a kingdom…

Vedic Era and the foundations of Hinduism

The Vedas are so emblematic of the Indian Subcontinent’s civilization and development that a whole era of Indian Subcontinent is referred to as the Vedic Era. So, let us first delve on what the Vedas really are. The Vedas are believed to be the oldest religious scriptures on earth and are considered as the epitome…

Aryans and the passage to Hinduism

In our last article, we promised to talk about the origin of Hinduism next. But before talking about Hinduism and its origin, it is important to take a slight detour and talk about a different origin instead. As Hinduism – despite being the oldest religion on earth – is followed almost exclusively only in the…

The Origin of Religion on Earth

Religion is perhaps the most influential human creation in history. Even if one follows some religion or not, one cannot deny the influence it has in our day to day lives. Religion is so intertwined with culture, tradition, and even moral beliefs that it is difficult to separate one from the other, and even more…

‘Long-Story-Short’ Version of Human History

Here is the thing. Writing a ‘long-story-short’ version of all of human history is a fascinating challenge in itself. That coupled with plenty of events and intricacies, wars and conquests, causal events, coincidences, and theories – some complicated, some confounded, some unfounded, and some yet to be dissected, is a daunting task to do. Bearing…

The Origin of Humans on Earth

The origin of humans is a subject that is no better or conclusive than the previous topics we’ve covered. In fact, it has generated even more alternative theories and controversies than the origin of the Universe. For a very long portion of our human history, people from different parts of the world have had different…

The Evolution of Life on Earth

We talked a little about the basic unit of life called cell earlier, and I also hinted on how  the whole life was actually created out of Bacteria. So, let’s sit back and enjoy this story of a single-celled Bacteria called Cyanobacteria (also known as the Blue-Green Algae), which in a way, made the Earth we…

The Origin of Life on Earth

The origin of life on Earth has to be one of the most engrossing queries out there, and also equally significant. Because as important as the origin of the universe and its constituents is, it is because of the origin of life that we are actually in the position to even contemplate it.  And I…

The Origin of Earth

Our planet Earth is one of the eight planets of our solar system, which lies in the Milky Way Galaxy. Just a simple sneak-peek into Wikipedia of the Milky Way says that “it is estimated to contain 100–400 billion stars and at least that number of planets.” Coupled with the knowledge that there are billions…

The Origin of Everything

Let us start by addressing the title itself, “The Origin of Everything”. But what exactly is everything? What is the first thing that comes to our mind when we think of the word ‘everything’? While the notion could differ from person to person, the broadest explanation of the word we can come up with is…