The father of Alexander the Great, King Phillip II, was ensuring victories on the battlefield. One by one, he went on capturing the great cities of Greece. Athens and Thebes had been conquered. But Laconia City was still a distant dream. He was ready to attack. So were the 300 Spartans to shield the city with their double-edged swords.
A native of South India, Acharya Chanakya was a Minister at the local court of the Nanda Dynasty. During his tenure, he played a key role of a strategist, an administrator, an economist, and a shrewd politician. He did whatever he could do to strengthen the whole kingdom. But rarely he was found in agreement with the dynasty’s ruler, Dhana Nanda.
Stephen Hawking was born exactly 300 years after the death of great astronomer – Galileo. Best known for his research on the mysteries of the Cosmos, I came across his work when I read The Theory of Everything in 2007. A book in which he lucidly explains the complexity of our universe in a layman style.
It was Siberian-cold midnight of 14th April 1912. The 1st World War was just 2 years away. Believed to be unsinkable, The Titanic was on its maiden voyage towards New York. At 26 miles per hour, she was invading through the harsh and crazy temperatures at her full speed.