Hannibal Ad Portas. These three words are ingrained in special history, one that has piqued my interest for quite some time now and something that I feel bears great importance and resemblance to our situation with COVID-19. That was a phrase the Ancient Romans used during the Punic Wars. Loosely translated to “Hannibal is at the Gates”, it was used to signify a sense of … Continue reading Panic: COVID-19 And Human Survival
I begin this blog with an interesting occurrence from contemporary history. In 1888, a man in France died of a heart attack. Innocuous and uninteresting, it may seem, but when Ludvig Nobel died of a heart attack, many French newspapers went into a frenzy. They published obituaries that tarnished him and his reputation after his death. Why? It was to no fault of the man … Continue reading How Will You Be Remembered?
When prompted to answer where we’d be happiest, we always think of places filled with people, family or friends, at home or at a party. Maybe then, defining what ‘happy places’ mean to us misses out on less publicised and distinguished places. Whether it is the open road, under the billions of stars that so faintly glow overhead or on a bench from where you … Continue reading Solitude, Melancholy and Calm | Hri-Write