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Construction of the palace began in the early 1920s as a part of the endeavors of King Amanullah Khan to modernize Afghanistan. The palace was designed by German engineer Walter Harten and his team of engineers. The palace is an imposing neoclassical building on a Continue Reading

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After the death of King Manuel I in late 1521, his son and successor, King John III of Portugal set about reviewing the Portuguese government overseas. Vasco da Gama re-emerged from his political wilderness as an important adviser to the new king’s appointments and strategy. Continue Reading

The Javed Manzil or the Allama Iqbal Museum is a national monument and museum on Allama Iqbal Road near Lahore Railway Station, Punjab, Pakistan.   Muhammad Iqbal lived there for three years, and died there. It was listed as a Tentative UNESCO site, and was Continue Reading

The Bhopal disaster, was a gas leak incident on the night of 2–3 December 1984 at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. Over 500,000 people were exposed to methyl isocyanate gas. The highly toxic substance made its way Continue Reading

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