Books

12 Classic Children’s Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die

Watership Down - Richard Adams (1972) Set in the beautiful English countryside of the Berkshire Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they leave the… Continue reading 12 Classic Children’s Books Every Adult Should Read Before They Die

Books, Films

King Arthur – ‘The King that was and the King that Shall Be’

King Arthur is the subject of many legends and stories that have survived throughout the ages. The king became an influential leader during his reign in the 5th century, gaining the title ‘The One True King of the Britons.’ This was because the kingdom he left behind believed that he would return to defend the… Continue reading King Arthur – ‘The King that was and the King that Shall Be’

Films, The Future

Virtual Reality – 5 Future Uses

Although virtual reality is not a new concept, there have still been many improvements made to this gaming ‘tool’ so that it can now be used for a wider range of tasks. An increase in technology has made using virtual reality both more affordable and adaptable. Companies are continuously researching and discovering ways in which… Continue reading Virtual Reality – 5 Future Uses

Humans

Artificial Intelligence

Mention the very word artificial intelligence and armed killer cyborgs come to the mind of the common layman. The phobia of ‘self-awareness’ in machines has been the stuff of human nightmares since time immemorial.  In fact, this is pretty much the standard definition of AI as it is understood by non-technical people. However, it does… Continue reading Artificial Intelligence

Books

Brothers Grimm Facts

Jacob Grimm (1785-1863) and his younger brother Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859) were German authors and philologists who coined some of the foremost fairy tales in English literature. They produced the Grimm Fairy Tales, a publication comprised of 209 stories to be exact. Renowned examples of stories that were part of this collection were Rapunzel, Hansel and… Continue reading Brothers Grimm Facts

Books, Films, Humans

Real “warrior princesses” (part 2)

From Elizabeth I to Olga of Kiev, we have already come across the top 5 women in the world to be recognized as real warrior princesses. Now it is time to take a look at the rest of the 5 real warrior princesses of the world. 6- Rani Lakshmibai Rani Lakshmibai is one of the… Continue reading Real “warrior princesses” (part 2)

Books, Films, Humans

Real “Warrior Princesses”

From mothers and sisters to wives and daughters, the role of women in the success of mankind cannot be denied. Around all across the globe and time, women have served this world with exceptional support and contribution. They were as charismatic and influential as any other renowned leaders in the world. Let us now take… Continue reading Real “Warrior Princesses”

Books

Strong Female Characters In Fantasy Fiction

The teens, adults and young adults of today’s world look up to the prominent female leads of contemporary literature, especially in the fantasy fiction genre. Books such as Harry Potter and Hunger Games feature extremely respectable women as main characters, such as Hermione Granger and Katniss Everdeen, who are never afraid to speak out. Their… Continue reading Strong Female Characters In Fantasy Fiction

The Future, Threats to Mankind

Deadly Epidemics of the Past

There have been many deadly epidemics in the history of mankind. Some originating in our ancient times, before our written records as they exist today. But what is an epidemic exactly and how do they happen? Epidemics are well-defined as being a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.… Continue reading Deadly Epidemics of the Past

Books

Monsters on Medieval Maps – Mythical Beasts and Hybrid Humans

Most of the medieval maps with pictures of sea creatures were meant to adorn the houses of wealthy people, who were curious about what was beyond their limited experience. The maps that were used for navigation were less adorned, and more practical. Travel at the time was difficult, and rare, and most people were ignorant… Continue reading Monsters on Medieval Maps – Mythical Beasts and Hybrid Humans