My Visit to an 1890s Living History Museum and Farm

Sri Hari Sivashanmugam
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Sep 20, 2021
Having been in Chicago for just over a month, I was starting to think that the United States is all about these amazing glass structures and chaotic city traffic. I was fascinated when I got to visit an 1890s farm in the suburb of Wheaton, Illinois. Thanks to Bridges International for taking us on a super awesome field trip to this living museum.
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2021 - Fall - Issue 3
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The Shiva Trilogy by Amish Tripathi: a saga review

Sri Hari Sivashanmugam
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Sep 13, 2021
Written by (or shall I put it this way, crafted by) Amish Tripathi, this series of books titled the Shiva Trilogy is one of the best I have ever read. Besides Tripathi’s use of language and style of writing, what particularly caught my interest was his way of intertwining old Indian heritage to a modern storytelling format. Through his books, Tripathi has broken the barrier of considering a god as just a god, he constructs a logical view as to how a human transcends to becoming a god.

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2021 - Fall - Issue 2

My trip to Little India: Devon Avenue, Chicago

Sri Hari Sivashanmugam
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Sep 13, 2021
Having traveled from India to Chicago for over 26 hours on multiple flights, I was super tired and jet-lagged. It took a couple of days for me to recover and adapt to the time difference, but then I started missing India, the spicy food, noisy traffic, vibrant colors, and most of all, the people. That’s when I pulled out my phone and started to search for the nearest restaurant, also I needed a couple of Indian spices, so I needed a store that sells Indian groceries, that is how I found out about Devon Avenue, also called Little India.
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2021 - Fall - Issue 2
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Are humans just bots?

Sri Hari Sivashanmugam
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Aug 30, 2021
Are we really humans or just programmed bots? In my opinion humans and computer science technologies, have enough resemblance to prove that we are nothing more than bots. Let me try to convince you, but please try to keep an open mind.
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2021 - Fall - Issue 1
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Tamil: one of the world’s oldest surviving languages

Sri Hari Sivashanmugam
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Aug 30, 2021
Communication is an essential aspect of our day-to-day life. But have we taken a moment to realize and appreciate the language we use, a marvelous tool that is designed to communicate effectively. What if languages were not invented? If so, we will still be trying to communicate with weird sounds and hand signals. In the olden days, people created many languages from pictogram to Latin to Sanskrit. But none of the classical languages exist in recent times except for one, Tamil: one of the oldest languages that survive to date. There is a beautiful quote from a 7th-century poem in Tamil, the statement goes like this: "Kal thondri manthondra kaalathe vaalodu mun thondria mootha kudi", which means Tamils appeared on the globe with a sword (iron smelting) soon after the rocks emerged, but before the sand was formed. Tamil is mainly spoken by people in Tamil Nadu, Southern India but not limited to the region. It is also spoken in several regions of Sri Lanka, Singapore, and Malaysia. 
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2021 - Fall - Issue 1
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Nationalism vs patriotism A grey contrast

ANIRUDDHA BOHRA
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Feb 09, 2020
In the modern era when everyone is in the search of where they belong, arises the question for their country, are people today just patriotic about their country or do they have a nationalistic feeling behind it. We need to know what these ideals are and how the history has shown us the need for both ideals, be it nationalism or patriotism around the world. Today we ask, how these ideals turns into actions, but first we need to learn what the extent of their results can be.
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2020 - Spring - Issue 3
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