India’s border areas with China in Ladakh were once an ignored arid zone, so inhospitable that no one cared to govern them. But beyond them lay ancient lands which even found mention in the Vedas and Puranas. We uncover the history of the Indo-China border dispute, which serves as a background to the recent events.
James Tod’s magnum opus, Annals and Antiquities of Rajast’han, is a tribute to the region he served and kindled the British public’s romance with Rajputana. But although Tod distinguished himself in his work, he paid a heavy price as an Englishman who loved his subject a little too much!
He endured the tumult of the freedom struggle and an academic career he was not cut out for. But when he released Joymoti in 1935, Jyoti Prasad Agarwala fulfilled a cherished dream and became the founder of Assamese cinema. Catch his dramatic story
In a remote part of West Midnapore in West Bengal is an oddity of history. Was it a temple, a mosque or is it a fort? A barely legible inscription, local folklore and a 19th-century report by a British officer are all we have to solve this intriguing riddle
While a few come to this hill station in #Maharashtra to unwind on a weekend, for a few others it serves as a pilgrimage spot with its age-old temples. But not all who visit this gifted land realize that it played a major role in India’s history. #TuesdayTravel
The Dargah Ajmer Sharif is one of the most revered Sufi shrines in India, patronised by royalty, VIPs and common folk. It is the final resting place of a Sufi saint who popularised the Chishti order in India and even granted a Mughal Emperor his desperate wish for an heir!