Agriculture and the Indo-Europeans – Steppe and South Asia

Proto-Indo-Europeans were farmers and not pastoralists It is interesting to note that while a couple of decades ago and perhaps more, agriculture was not considered a part of Proto-Indo-European culture, it is now no longer the case. It was mistakenly believed that the Indo-Iranians must not have practiced agriculture because apparently the Indo-Iranians did not […]

Truth will win

Figuring things out Nature of truth is like gravity, it will reveal itself, in decades if not in eons. What failed in afghanistan was not the american sciences dept, the guns, the humvees , the blackhawks all work well enough, what failed was the american humanities dept.  The primary source of support for taliban was […]

General Bajwa, please retire

This blog was previously published on 28 November 2019 and is being re-published, like many recovered blogposts, over here. There has been a crisis of governance in Pakistan over the last few days as the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) controlled government of Prime Minister Imran Khan has abandoned all its governance reponsibilities to try and get […]

30 days? That’s an excuse to run consulate shredders — Kabul’s government won’t last the week

I started yesterday with a news article about how US intelligence said that the Taliban could take Kabul in 90 days. After the previous week had been filled with over half a dozen Afghan provincial capitals falling, it became clear that the Taliban were deploying all their strength across the country to capture as much […]

An IPL for field hockey ?

Cricket and hockey, two traditional games of the English elite are now eclipsed completely by working class football in the UK. In an ironic twist of fate, these sports are now patronized primarily by the middle class in its former plantation colony India. Even more twisted, many urban elites in India have now embraced European […]

The Emergence of Chariot driven Warrior Aristocracy of the Bronze Age

𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝘅𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗰𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝗮𝘂𝗹𝗶/𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘂𝗹𝗶 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘁 𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹𝘀, 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆+, 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗻𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗼𝗷 𝗕𝗮𝗷𝗽𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗽𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗹 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝗣𝗮𝗱𝗺𝗮 𝗩𝗶𝗯𝗵𝘂𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗕 𝗕 𝗟𝗮𝗹, 𝗥 𝗦 𝗕𝗶𝘀𝗵𝘁, 𝗞 𝗡 𝗗𝗶𝗸𝘀𝗵𝗶𝘁, 𝗕 𝗥 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗶, 𝗩 𝗡 𝗣𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗵𝗮𝗸𝗮𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦 𝗞 𝗠𝗮𝗻𝗷𝘂𝗹 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗡𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗷 𝗥𝗮𝗶. 𝗜𝗳 […]