At Siqandar it is our goal to share as much information as possible with you. The sharing of this information can have various purposes. Sometimes we love to entertain, sometimes we like to educate and help you make decisions. We try to achieve our goal by regularly sharing top 10 lists on all sorts of different topics. Knowledge is power they say. We like to give you more power. Information with an entertaining value.
Siqandar has several meanings for us. You might have noticed the I and the Q in the word. These letters stand ofcourse for IQ (as in the way to pronounce siqandar) as well as in intelligence / knowledge, but also for the number 10. The IQ looks like the number 10.
Siqandar or sikandar comes from the Indian subcontinent and is therefore used in India (Hindi सिकंदर) and Pakistan (Urdu سکندر). The word means victor, overcomer or conqueror. We try to be the victor on our site in different ways. We overcome boredom by entertaining and we conquer ignorance through knowledge. As our main goal we like to share our experience and knowledge to ensure that you can prevent the mistakes we have already made.
Let’s start sharing. It is our mission after all; the sharing of knowledge. Everyone has heard of Alexander the Great. A great conqueror in the fourth century BC. Born in present-day Macedonia, which at that time belonged to the Greek empire, Alexander the Great captured very large areas in about 15 years time. Thus, in those 15 years he became King of Macedonia, Pharaoh of Egypt, leader of the Corinthian League, King of Asia and Shahenshah (kind of king) of Persia (then reaching from Macedonia to Pakistan). Before he could continue with his conquests, he died of a sudden fever at the age of 32.
The name Alexander is derrived from the Greek word Alesandros (Αλέξανδρος) and means something like a protector of people or protector of men. In the Byzantine empire Alesandros becames Iskander. It became Siqandar in India and Pakistan. In India and Pakistan, however, the word is not only a name, but the name in the current language is still used to indicate a winner or conqueror.