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Tales & Trails

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Tales & Trails: Chai Pe Charcha | The Tale of Indian Tea
For millions of Indians, a day without a cup of ‘Chai’ is unimaginable. But did you know, hardly anyone in India drank tea until 1900s. In this episode of Tales & Trails, we bring you a fascinating insight into how politics, economics and a massive propaganda campaign by the British, turned Indians into ‘Chai Lovers’.   

History Daily

Snapshort Histories

Mumbai’s Historic Maidans

These grounds in the heart of Mumbai have a rich legacy

Snapshort Histories

Tamil Nadu’s Danish Connection

On the coast of Tamil Nadu lies the second largest fort the Danish ever built. It is fascinating, how this little piece of Scandinavia landed on a sultry, tropical village in India!

Stories that Make India

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Dholpur: A Treasured Land  
Off the beaten track but steeped in history and mythology. Join us as we travel to Dholpur, trace its story and find out how some of India’s greatest monuments are linked to it

Amazing India

Amazing India

Iron Power - India’s Biggest Cannon 

Cast in 1549 and chiseled for Aurangzaeb in 1686, this cannon aptly named Malik-i-Maidan or ‘Lord of the battlefield’ has quite literally blasted through history!

Amazing India

The Secrets of the Gobindgarh Fort

While the capital of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s kingdom was Lahore, this fort was at the heart of his empire. Here’s the interesting story behind the Gobindgarh Fort, originally called the Qila Bhangian, which literally means ‘the Marijuana Fort’.

Weaves of India

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The Patan Patola
Catch the story of one of the most unique weaves in the world, the colorful Patan patola sari.

Living History

History in a Dish

Where Did the Idli Come From?

Few dishes are as timeless and popular across India as the unassuming idli. What’s curious is that it did not originate here!

Forgotten Treasures

Gujarat’s Portable Temples 

Banned from entering temples, Gujarat’s ‘Devipujak’ community would turn to art to help them carry their temples wherever they went.