Excerpts

The Eurocentric Approach to Indian History

September 15, 2018 Scribbles 12 min

Reading Time: 12 minutes By Prof. M.G.S. Narayanan The author is a well-known historian and former chairman of the Indian Council for Historical Research. This address was delivered at the annual conference of the Indian History and Culture Society held at Vadodara in November 2001 and reproduced in History Today (No. 3, 2002).

On Elections

June 15, 2018 Scribbles 2 min

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jerri-Lynn Scofield compares and contrasts the electoral systems of the US and India.

Why England is not Europe

May 1, 2018 Scribbles 3 min

Reading Time: 3 minutes An excerpt from David Starkey's Crown and Country: A History of England through the Monarchy that gives an insight into why England is so different from continental Europe.

How habits are formed

April 23, 2018 Scribbles 4 min

Reading Time: 4 minutes Habits, scientists say, emerge because the brain is constantly looking for ways to save effort. Left to its own devices, the brain will try to make almost any routine into a habit, because habits allow our minds to ramp down more often. This effort-saving instinct is a huge advantage.