Zemblanity- The Nemesis of Serendipity

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William Boyd in his novel, Armadillo (1998), came up with an antonym for serendipity, called as zemblanity. Serendipity is the term coined by  Horace Walpole in 1754 which means pleasant discoveries by chance. On the other hand, zemblanity is “the faculty of making unhappy, unlucky and expected discoveries by design.” The novel revolves around these twin poles ofRead more

the three Princes of Serendip

The Three Princes of Serendip is an English version of an old Persian fairy tale Peregrinaggio di tre giovani figliuoli del re di Serendippo published by Michele Tramezzino in Venice in 1557. It consisted of various historical facts decorated by folklore and based upon the life of the Persian King Bahram V, the ruler ofRead more

Serendipity Tattoo: 7 best ideas

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Everybody enjoy Serendipity and it is also cool enough to be a tattoo. Originated from a famous tale of three princes of Serendip, Serendipity tattoo has grown to be everybody’s favorite. It just doesn’t ring good vibes when you hear it but it also conveys one of the most beautiful phenomena ever experienced by humans,Read more

What is Serendipity? Know its history, origin and usage

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Serendipity is one of the most beautiful words in English. With its roots going back to late 1700s, Serendipity is fortunate occurrence of events by chance, resulting into something wonderful. The outcome of the events are beneficial, which you were not looking in the first place. Serendipity is popularly known as happy accidents, that initially lookRead more

What is Nostalgia? Know its history, origin and usage

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Remember that time when you saw those college students strolling around the street, joking to each other laughing hysterically; which reminded you of your college days. You spent your whole journey back home thinking about how fun, precious and invaluable those days were to you. Almost everyone of us know this word and have encountered itRead more