“Many hold it for an excellent idea to praise such an absurd matter like that sarmatic [Polish] astronomer, who moves the earth and lets the sun stand still.” Melanchthon in 1539 speaking about Heliocentric theory being proposed by a paper titled ‘Commentariolus’, by Renaissance mathematician and astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.… Read More

The 19th century Urdu poet Asadullah Khan Ghalib, who saw his beloved Delhi destroyed by the grip of the British East India Company during  Indian rebellion of 1857, famously said; zakhm gardab gaya, lahu na thama, ‘though the wound is hidden, the blood does not cease to flow’.… Read More