10 Fascinating Forgotten Stories about Gemstones

Right from flagging off the creation of our modern financing system to acting as an armour against bullets, read some enthralling stories about gemstones.

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10 Notoriously Infamous Nicknames of Places That Will Shock You

Nicknames tend to make a place memorable and leave a lasting impression. However, not all monikers are famous because they’re good. While some are created to disparage a town and its people, others indicate towards a terrible history. Whether nicknames are scandalous or downright disreputable, they tend to fasten themselves to a place’s repute permanently….

10 Fascinating Abandoned Cities–turned–World Heritage Sites

There is nothing more surreal and eerie than a once-thriving settlement lying abandoned for centuries. All over the world, there are well-preserved towns and ruined cities where life seems to have simply stopped in its tracks. Although spooky, such ghost towns are part of mankind’s legacy; they are testaments of the past and reminders of…

Love, Loss, Legacy

He was engrossed in furiously dialling a number. “What happened?” I asked, alarmed at his expression. “I ordered the movie ‘The Net’ from here” he snarled furiously, pointing to a website he’d order movie DVDs from. “I’ve ordered so many movies and these idiots still send me the Hindi version.” I remember laughing at his…

Heroes

For the last 12 long years, Susana Trimarco has led a tireless search for her daughter Marita Veron, who was kidnapped on 3rd April, 2002, presumably by a dominant human trafficking organization. At a time when the hapless families of such victims could do nothing but rely on the law and the police to find…

The dice was loaded from the start

This poem is a response to the DP Challenge (Fifty) of writing a story in 50 words. The rings on our fingers Seemed to validate those countless hours on the phone The joyous milieu around us And all we could see Were each other’s stolen glances and smiles And we knew we were in the…

Royal Remembrance

The cluster of majestic-looking structures located atop a small hill stood out in the vast expanse of the desert land. As I walked on the road leading up to the structures, I was hypnotized by the eerie calmness of the place. A solitary vendor sat on the side of the path, selling necklaces and earrings…

The Far Side Of Freedom

  Grisly images clouded his headAs he remembered the graves of the deadHe crept up the abandoned rail yardFearing for his life and eternally scarredHis eyes focussed to as far as he could seeNot seeing the crouching enemy As he saw his comrades arriveHe ran with the resolve of staying aliveHe lunged forward with his…