Friday, April 17, 2009


Just scratching the surface of history throws up very interesting insights.
Take for instance Easter - the celebration of The Resurrection of Christ Jesus.
Have you ever wondered why we have this concept of Easter eggs and Easter bunnies.I have'nt. Possibly because while young I don't ever remember this being mentioned.

But, in the West you cant possibly have an Easter celebration without Easter Eggs and Bunnies.

That brings us to the question - What does Easter have to do with decorated eggs? Apparently, thats is an interesting story.

The term Easter is arrived from or should we say a distorted version of Isthar a fertility Goddess of the Ancient - of Assyrian origin.

Ishtar(Assyrian) - Ashtaroth( Hebrew) - Astarte(Pheonician) - Eostre( Teutoninc) - Easter( Anglo Saxon).One equate them to the different Avatars of the Indian Mythology.

These are all different names for the same Fertility Goddess of Assyrian/Canaanite origin.The celebration of Ishtar during pre-Biblical times included coloring the eggs an ancient symbol of fertility. As expected Ishtar finds mention in the Bible though as an abomination.

As regards the Easter bunny once again you don't have to look far. After all rabbits are renowned for the ability to multiply.And the phrase rabbits foot can be traced back to here.

Some more historical stuff..

Wonder how we got the terms "Hot Cross Buns"?

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


Recently got hooked to the browser based strategy game Travian.
Since its early stages I am totally onto it. Infact yesterday night I woke up at 2:00 AM to give some commands.

Hopefully this level of involvement would wear off.

Quite a cool game where you use your resources to add various infrastructure,troops etc and carry out raids or peacefully trade with your neighbouring villages. ot avenues to occupy your mind.

If any one is interested all you have to do is go to Travian create an account and login.

And Voila!! you are ready with a Village and an advisor to take you thru your baby steps.

Do join in.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Blog Burst

Today I received a mail from Blog Burst which read like this :

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So after a gap of close to 30 days - the first post