About me? We’ll get to that in a minute, but first…
Are you any one of these?
- Someone who reads history to understand the present
- Someone who understands that the annals of history have important lessons for today
- Someone who looks at history objectively
- Someone who wants to develop a deeper understanding of the present world
- Someone who finds the lives and deeds of men and women of history fascinating and inspiring
- Someone who often quotes the words of historical figures or draws analogies from historical events
- Someone who loves history, but not overly concerned why
- Someone who has a history assignment tomorrow
- Someone who has a history essay to write
- Someone looking for short answers to some very specific questions on history
- Someone who loves visiting historical monuments and would love to learn more about the past
- Someone with time on their hands
- Someone reading this at 2:00 am, or during office hours
- Someone wanting to be intellectually well placed in a twitter fight
If your answer was in the affirmative to any one of these questions, well then, this blog is for you.
A little bit about me
Hi! I am Hrishikesh Nambiar.
My day job has nothing to do with history. But I often take out time to either read a book or scour through the internet, sometimes admittedly, during office hours. The subject of these readings is almost always a war, a zealot, a dynasty, a civilization, or an epoch-making event. I also enjoy watching history documentaries and movies based on historical characters or events.
As far as I can remember, I have always been fascinated by History. For me, it’s a life-long commitment. In fact, I did my master’s in history after having been in a job for over seven years. While my friends went for advanced degrees in Business and Finance, I went for History.
A couple of months back, my wife tired of hearing me ramble about history at the slightest of pretexts, gave me the idea to start this blog and share whatever I have learned so far and will learn in the future with the rest of the world (with likeminded folks, that is).
So, here I am!
Photo: That's me in Varanasi/Banaras on a boat on the river Ganges. By the way, like Saddam Hussein before me, I grew that mustache in appreciation of Joseph Stalin. 🙂
A little history never hurt no one
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