THE JOURNEY OF SURVIVORS

70,000-year history of Indian sub-continent

REDISCOVERING INDIA

Unraveling the mystery of our roots to understand the present and predict the future.

WOMEN, SEX AND PREJUDICE

Do we have it in us to give the fairer sex the place they deserve?.

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Change of world order. Religious Terrorism. Where are we heading?.

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Welcome to KHOJ: The search to know our roots and understand the meaning of our existence.

Prejudice is the biggest problem in the society. It can be it in terms of religion, cast, sex, skin-colour, status etc. Prejudice can also be in form of the feeling that human beings are the greatest creation, or even patriotism about artificially created borders. The motto of KHOJ is to gain knowledge and break that prejudice. But there is a word of caution for the readers. To break the prejudice KHOJ might throw upon you the concepts it believes in. If the reader believes on KHOJ’s perception without question, then KHOJ itself might incept a prejudice in the readers mind thus failing in it own motto. KHOJ is trying to break its own world of prejudice, but at times that prejudice might get reflected in its writing. Please do challenge them.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Credit for the Great Eurasian Civilization goes to....PLATE TECTONICS!


Surprised? Once you go through this post you won’t be! As I mentioned in my last post, I love to relate history with geology, and that is exactly what I am going to do here. At first it seems like there is no link between the two widely different subjects- History and Geology. However, when we take a closer look we do see that geology – the history of earth – has influenced the history of mankind ever since the species was born. We know how tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanoes and floods have affected our lives. Had there been no Himalayas to source the rivers of Indus and Ganges, the great ancient Indian civilizations would have never existed. But what I am speaking about in this post has much greater influence in shaping our history. Had the orientations of our landmasses, shaped by plate tectonics, been different, the history of mankind would have been totally different. A slight reorientation of plates and it would have been the Africans, and not the Europeans, leading the world.