Democratization of Currency

"We have elected to put our money and faith in a mathematical framework that is free of politics and human error." – Tyler Winklevoss

Post-modernists are a disenchanted lot. They have lost faith in governments, governmental institutes, and regulatory authorities. The monetary policy of a country is decided by a handful of people who have the power to affect the lives of millions of people, and postmodernists are bent on wrenching this power back from the central banks. Their weapon of choice: ‘The Blockchain.’

1918 Spanish Flu

Beds with patients in an emergency hospital in Camp Funston, Kansas, in the midst of the influenza epidemic.

1918 is the year originally famous for the culmination of what was supposed to be the ‘The War to end all wars’. It was also a year reminiscent of the medieval Europe and Black Death. As the war-machine ground to a halt, the Spanish flu started ravaging the young adult population globally.

La Sagrada Familia

Sagrada Família across the Barcelone skyline.

Not to admire the Sagrada Familia, is an unforgivable offence among art and architecture enthusiasts. Gaudi was well aware that the project could never be completed within his lifetime, and yet, he dedicated his best years to it. If you are ever lucky enough to get the chance to do it, the sheer size of his work will strike you once you step into the main chamber!

God’s Architect

"Artists do not need monuments erected for them because their works are their monuments." – Antoni Gaudí

Most of Antoni Gaudi’s work is categorized as Catalan Modernisme. Park Güell, Palau Güell and the Casa Milà are amongst his most notable exertions. Gaudi worked feverishly for 43-years to design the Sagrada Família, a structure that now dominates the skyline of the Eixample district in Barcelona.

Devil’s Advocate or Misunderstood Genius?

"One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves" — Niccolò Machiavelli

Machiavelli took an unprecedented approach to answer questions like — ‘Are there such things as necessary evils?’ ‘Do the ends justify the means?’ ‘Should we do the wrong things for the right reasons?’

Father of Modern Political Philosophy

Machiavelli's beloved Florence, where he spent most of his life.

Machiavelli was probably the first politician to organize his thoughts about how a proper and choreographed political philosophy could lead to the success of the state. He introduced the concept of rationalization to ideas previously thought of as subjective.