Category Archives: History

flag of peace

it’s a truth which I don’t even try to deny,
whenever I see torture on week
my blood starts to boil,
that’s why I never dream to be an angel.

On one hand my blood boils
thinking about the viciousness of tormentors,
on the other hand the heart cries
thinking about the fragility of the tormented.

in this world thronged with wolves
angelic nature is a too heavy price
they are like fawns roaming
in a world overpopulated with wolves.

Always preferred self preservation,
first being strong enough to hold it,
then embracing the sweet peace,
so that I can always keep it.

Sharmishtha basu
20.3.11

There are few eras of human civilization that truly boils my blood, earlier there were two yesterday one more added.

Slavery and holocaust- even the thought of these two eras make me furious beyond words. How wolves slaughtered and plundered and human beings watched with their hands folded.

Next one added is Tibet, I was aware (very little) about the horrible history of this beautiful, peace-loving country. Yesterday I watched “seven years in Tibet” and a veil was removed. How a beautiful country and its culture was destroyed by disgusting tyrants.

So many cultures have been ruined by human beings, the Red Indian, Greek, Roman, now another name added.

,I have always admired Buddhism and after watching this movie I truly fell in love with the beautiful people of this country.

It’s a sheer disgust for human race that such countries have to suffer. A repulsive shame for all of us!

Hope these things stop happening immediately.


Going Back in Time

I’m a big fan of history– whether it’s national, international or local. I particularly enjoyed my visit to Historic Wormsloe in Savannah, Georgia this past Saturday. Georgia was one of the original thirteen colonies, and this month marks its founding. Despite the fact that it rained I thought the conditions were perfect because it made the scenery more believable. Just think: a world without electronic devices and phones! For those all-too-brief two hours, I felt very comfortable exploring the national park.

During my time, I had the opportunity of meeting General James Edward Ogelthorpe (O.k., o.k.! A very incredible simulation). There was a parade with colonial fife and drum, cannon fire demonstrations– I had to cover my ears several times–and a variety of kiosks. While I was wandering around, I stopped by this little store that sold some unique parlor games. Some feature the usual die and checker pieces. But there was one board game that had a spiraled pathway with numbered spaces (1 to 64, I think) and four pawn pieces. I could kick myself for not asking the vendor the name of this game; I will say, though that it resembled a cross between SORRY and Chutes and Ladders. At least people weren’t too bored in their (very little) spare time.