How pandemics have changed the course of history

The earliest recorded history of a pandemic was around 430 B.C. in Athens during the Peloponnesian War. The disease was suspected to be typhoid fever producing symptoms such as fever, thirst and red skin. Since then, several other pandemics had taken place from the Antonine plague in 165A.D. which struck the Roman empire to the 11th Century pandemic of Leprosy in Europe to the bubonic … Continue reading How pandemics have changed the course of history

Raina Sun Mystery Series by Anne R. Tan

Raina Sun, an American Chinese woman lives in the small town of Gold Springs. She struggles with finishing her degree and doing odd jobs to sustain herself. However, her dead grandfather also put the responsibility on her to give three million dollars to his secret family in China. Her college adviser/ex-boyfriend cons her to give him most of her rent money. After confronting him to … Continue reading Raina Sun Mystery Series by Anne R. Tan

The Three Musketeers – 20 years down the memory lane

The year 2000 was the start of the new millennium. It was also the year when the three Miss India contestants won their respective international titles. Lara Dutta became Miss Universe, Priyanka Chopra became Miss World and Dia Mirza became Miss Asia Pacific. Lara Dutta started her pageantry career in 1995 when she won the Gladrags Megamodel India and later winning the Miss Intercontinental in … Continue reading The Three Musketeers – 20 years down the memory lane

Herbal cure vs Modern medicine

Long before the dawn of modern medicine, many civilizations depended upon the use of plants for curing diseases. The earliest evidence of the use of plants as medicine is dated back to the Paleolithic age, approximately 60,000 years ago. Many civilizations such as the Egyptian, Chinese, Greek and Indian have been using traditional medicine which consisted of one or a combination of different plant mixtures … Continue reading Herbal cure vs Modern medicine