The National Geographic Genographic Project tells us about our ancestry and where we all came from. By now it is known that all human beings around the world came out of the eastern coast of Africa ( the cradle of human civilization) about 55,000 - 60,000 years back, ie. roughly 2400 generations back.
Interesting to know the parts of the world which had some semblance of trade and development were Asia, North and East of Africa and South Europe, around 200 BC. The rest of the world was a big zero ..!! Interestingly, this was also the route taken by Alexander the Great before he succumbed to his own fame and died like a dog back in Greece after causing untold misery to the people along half this route from Greece to Pakistan ..
Extending for 6500 kms and spread over the Eurasian African landmass, the route was the main trade route for all goods and cultural trade in the ancient world .. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silk_Road
Now the silk route has given way to the Information Route which centres around America-Europe and Asia .. If silk, spices,persian carpets, ivory and tea were the catalysts for earliest trade in the world, modern day catalysts are Information, technology, globalisation and the Internet ..
It is improper guidance and understanding of the glorious history of our motherland which makes many of us discontent and sceptical of a bright future for our country and seek mirage-like greener pastures elsewhere ..
"If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together in the same world at peace " - Franklin D. Roosevelt.george ..