" In fact, now I come to think of it, do we decide questions, at all? We decide answers, no doubt: but surely the questions decide us? It is the dog, you know, that wags the tail—not the tail that wags the dog. "
Lewis Carroll

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The Quit India Resolution is Passed

The Quit India Movement was a revolt initiated by Mahatma Gandhi that effectively set into motion the civil disobedience movement that would topple British rule in India. Thousands of Indians responded to the call, while the British attempted to suppress the movement by arresting over 100,000 people, levying mass fines, and subjecting demonstrators to public floggings. With so many leaders arrested or in hiding, how did the movement persist in spreading its message?



Energy Vampires

In New Age terminology, an energy vampire is a being said to have the ability to feed off the "life force" of other creatures. Such entities include the tiger-women of Asia and the incubi and succubi of Judeo-Christian mythology. Though not as popular as their blood-sucking counterparts, energy vampires have nonetheless made appearances in a number of works of popular fiction. Which prolific US author, known worldwide for his horror novels, has featured a number of energy vampires in his books?

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Emiliano Zapata

During the Mexican Revolution, Zapata led the Liberation Army of the South, whose slogan "Land and Liberty" represented its goal of repossessing the indigenous Mexican lands taken by the Spanish. Though Zapata's family lived comfortably on their own land, he was a born leader who keenly felt the injustices suffered by his people. Zapata's soldiers, mainly peasants recruited from plantations and villages, occupied Mexico City three times between 1914 and 1915. How did Zapata die?

Last updated on Friday, 8th August 2008

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