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Dogs Through the Ages

Dogs are our best friends goes the old saying, but how old is this relationship? We bark up the relationship tree and dig into the history of our furry four-legged friends.

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The Indian Ocean World in Five Lives

India is part of a great mix of cultures bound together by a busy maritime highway – the Indian Ocean. Through the lives of five foreign travellers, we look at this dynamic world and how India has long embraced new cultures.

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Nalanda: University to the World

For over 700 years, students flocked to one of the world’s first attempts at organised learning. Then Nalanda was attacked, razed, and largely forgotten. Nearly a millennium later, it’s back, not far from the ruins of a truly exceptional past

Stories that Make India

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Chhatrapati Sambhaji II’s Temple in Panhala  
In the Panhala Fort of Kolhapur, lies a unique temple, not dedicated to any Hindu god, but to a Maratha ruler. We trace the story of this temple devoted to Chhatrapati Sambhaji II of Kolhapur..

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The Curious Case of Coffee

There is nothing like a good filter coffee to give you a start in the morning, but you’d be amazed that the South Indian coffee that so many of us relish, has such a great story behind it!

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Tea, Guwahati and a Love Story by the Lake

The modern city of Guwahati was once a small river port that was transformed into the administrative center of Assam Province. And driving this change were two men – one Indian, the other British – whose legacy has become a part of local lore. And what more could you ask for than a love story thrown in too?

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Heritage Matters: Kashmir’s Forgotten Wonders 

For decades, conflict has eclipsed all else in Kashmir but archaeologists, historians and heritage experts might just have a balm for these troubled times. Our weekly online talk show, Heritage Matters, focused on how we can revive interest in a region that was once a confluence of cultures

Tales of Our Cities

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Tales of Ahmednagar
It was once the base of a powerful Sultanate that helped shape the History of the Deccan - It was also home to one of the most famous queens of Indian History - Chand Bibi - Catch the Tales of Ahmednagar, from the heart of Maharashtra and find out how it shaped the region with Author, historian and architect Pushkar Sohoni. 

Amazing India

Amazing India

Finding the Indus Valley Civilization

Did you know that It took a deserter from the East India Company army to find the first traces of the Harappans? Or that it took another 100 yrs to understand the actual size and spread of the Civilization?  Catch the riveting story of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century

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Jwalapuram: Stories Buried in Ash

Buried in Jwalapuram, Kurnool, are the clues to the subcontinent’s earliest inhabitants

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The Miracle at Shravasti 

Visiting Shravasti is like walking on hallowed ground, for the Buddha performed his most dramatic miracles here. Discover the many sacred sites in this town and the story of a disciple’s touching devotion to his Lord 

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A Peek into the Peshwa Court
The only reason we know how the life in Peshwai #Pune looked like, is thanks to the artworks of James Wales - an 18th-century Scottish artist who brought alive the Peshwa court through his canvas. Historian @MulaMutha takes us back in time...