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The Oldest Language

The Oldest Language

What Is The Oldest Language? By oldest, I mean out of the thousands of languages spoken around the world today, which one has been spoken for the longest time? This is a minefield of a topic and most linguists I talked to do not want to touch this subject with a ten-foot pole, for a …

The History of Hindu India, 1947 to Present

[Music] Namaste. I’m Raj Narayan and this documentary explores modern India, from independence in 1947 to the present day. This concludes our five-part documentary series, “The History of Hindu India.” India’s 20th century founders succeeded at welding together the ancient land into a strong, united, modern nation. While almost all of the world’s early religions …

History Of The RUPEE – Explained!

History Of The RUPEE – Explained!

Let’s talk about the Indian Rupee! The word “Rupee” is derived from the ancient Sanskrit word “rupya” which means “Wrought silver”. And that’s exactly what the rupee was for many thousands of years in the subcontinent of India. We first started hearing about the word “Rupee” from ancient scriptures written by someone called Panini (not …

English and Empire – The History of English (6/10)

English and Empire – The History of English (6/10)

The History of English in ten minutes. Chapter Six: English and Empire, or the sun never sets on the English language. With English making its name as the language of science, the Bible and Shakespeare, Britain decided to take it on tour, asking only for land, wealth, natural resources, total obedience to the crown and …

History of India in 15 minutes

Around 70,000 years ago humans left Africa for the first time and arrived in India via the great coastal migration. Their direct descendants can be found in the Andaman Islands even today. The next people to populate India were a small group so successful that their numbers quickly multiplied and soon swamped all traces of …

A Short History of India-Pakistan Relations

A Short History of India-Pakistan Relations

In 1947, following Britain’s withdrawal from its Indian Empire, India and Pakistan became independent states carved out of the former British Raj. The partition created Hindu majority India and overwhelmingly Muslim Pakistan. Dislocation and violence soon erupted in communities split by the new borders. By the millions, Hindus and Sikhs in Pakistan fled their homes …

Emu War – OverSimplified (Mini-Wars #4)

Emu War – OverSimplified (Mini-Wars #4)

This, is Australia. (nooo really) For the man who imagines being strangled by a tarantula while a kangaroo breaks his kneecaps and things, Mmm. Yes please. For the man who pictures himself being eaten by a snake in the burning Outback while eating a Vegemite sandwich and thinks: “MMM YES, PLEASE!” And that man was …