Aristotle

Bust of Aristotle. Marble, Roman copy after a Greek bronze original by Lysippos from 330 BC

Aristotle is synonymous with ancient Greek tradition, and is the foundation on which almost all Western thought is pried upon. A brilliant philosopher, Aristotle authored and framed several discourses on a wide range of subjects from ethics, economics, politics, and logic.

Father of Psychoanalysis

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud is considered the father of psychoanalysis. Together with his colleagues, Freud developed and refined several psychoanalytical techniques and paved inroads into the fields of psychology.

Remarkable Scientist

“Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.”

Louis Pasteur is one of the most remarkable names in the field of medicine. From a humble beginning, he grew up to make extraordinary contributions to society, including the vaccines for rabies and anthrax, and the processes of Pasteurization and Sterilization. His love for science stemmed from everyday problems that people faced regularly.

Great Soul

Mahatma Gandhi leads Satyagraha against discriminatory and racial laws in Transvaal, South Africa, 1913.

Gandhi transformed his life by moving away from the material world and focused on the development of the soul. His battleground was as much as personal as the struggles of the South African Indians under European rule. He used his popularity to unite the Indians under a single cause and gave them a powerful and eternal weapon – Satyagraha.

Beloved First Lady

Mrs. Laura Bush at a memorial service for victims of United Flight 93 at the Indian Lake Resort in Central City, Pa, Monday, Sept. 17, 2001

Laura Bush was quiet, and growing up, was by no means political. A former teacher and a librarian, she came to be loved by the United States of America during a time of great tragedy.

Wizard of Menlo Park

Thomas Edison and his early phonograph.

Thomas Alva Edison is considered one of the greatest inventors of all time. Through success and failure, Edison strived hard and, as a result, had more than 1,000 patents to his name. From the perceived invention of the light bulb to the ‘War of Currents’, Edison remains one of the most divisive figures in the history of the scientific community.

Daring Woman

Around the world in seventy-two days and six hours - reception of Nellie Bly at Jersey City on the completion of her journey. In Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1890.

Nellie Bly was an inspiration to American women in a time when women did not enjoy many rights. She was adventurous in a time when women did not go on adventures. Had she lived today, she would have been known as a deity. Her story lives on and still captivates dreamers.

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.

Actor turned President

President Ronald Reagan addresses party-goers assembled in the Rotunda of the National Museum of Natural History's at the Inaugural Ball in January 1981

During his heyday, Ronald Reagan was the emblem for the effort to restore American conservative values, and propagate and integrate these ideals in the constitution through aggressive lawmaking. A cool head on steady shoulders, he survived an assassination attempt and led the country through a period of great turmoil.

First Lady and Pioneer

Eleanor Roosevelt worked with a diverse group of people to charter the fundamental human rights.

Eleanor Roosevelt used her position as the First Lady of New York State and the First Lady of the United States of America to influence politics and advance the cause of equal rights for people of color and the rights of women and the underprivileged.