Animals used in War

Humans have enlisted animals to help fight their battles since the dawn of war, and today’s militaries use an even wider range of creatures for everything from bomb-sniffing to coastline patrolling. Early mounts could pull a chariot or carry lightly armoured skirmishing forces. The horse-mounted cavalry became the most prestigious military arm in Europe for…

What Yoga Really Is About

What people usually associate with yoga: Twisted postures, closed eyes, meditative exercises. But there’s more to it than that! Yoga has become popular as a form of physical exercise based upon asanas (physical poses) to promote improved control of mind and body and to enhance well-being. The word “yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj…

Where do pearls come from?

You might’ve seen your mother or aunt wearing a precious white-coloured gem called ‘pearl’ on their neck and often thought what is it? where does it come from? Pearls are found in the southern seas, mostly the remote coastline of North-Western Australia where the pinctada maxima oysters reside.  It is also made from the inner lining of different…