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Shimla: History Was Made Here

While Shimla is a tourist hotspot known for its stunning views and cool climes, there is another, more serious side to this beautiful city. It was the venue of many historic decisions taken during the British rule, including the final discussions on Indian independence

Cover Story

Ramgarhia Bunga: Amritsar’s Hidden Marvel

The Golden Temple is Amritsar’s most famous monument but did you know that the shrine was protected by a military post that stands right behind it? Catch the story of the Ramgarhia Bunga, which is part of a dramatic chapter in Sikh history.

History Daily

Balakot: Crucible of Culture To Casualty of War

You wouldn’t think it today but the region around Balakot in Pakistan, the site of recent air strikes by India, was a melting pot of culture and trade. Catch the story of this fascinating and ancient region once ruled by many great empires

Stories that Make India

Tales of Delhi and its Ridge
It’s the least celebrated part of Delhi, but the hilly Ridge that hugs the city is historic. From the site of the oldest pre-historic settlement of the region to the place where pitched battles were fought in 1857 - catch the many stories that make it so integral to Delhi’s history.  

Amazing India

Amazing India

Meghalaya’s Ancient Sentinels

We have all heard of the Stonehenge in England that attracts millions of tourists each year. But in Nartiang in Meghalaya, lie hundreds of monoliths, that mark the glory of the Jaintia kingdom.

Snapshort Histories

Cooch Behar’s Palace of Pride 

Today, known more for its grinding poverty, there was a time when the kingdom of Cooch Behar was renowned for its splendour and the great beauty of its princesses! 

Road to Enterprise

The Story of Parsi Enterprise
Catch the story of Parsi entrepreneurship and how they made their way from shipbuilders and traders to India’s leading industrialists. Also, catch the one link with the bygone days and old trade links

Living History

Living History

Bakarkhani:  An Ode To Lost Love

Love, revenge, murder and a great escape… spicy ingredients that make a flatbread called ‘Bakarkhani’ extra-special. Catch the dramatic tale of this local delicacy that immortalises one of the most tragic love stories of the 18th century

Forgotten Treasures

Asia’s First Stamp from Sindh

Catch the story of the ‘Scinde Dawk’, the first stamp to be introduced in Asia, and the tale of colonial geopolitics and greed behind it 

Living History

Syriac Bible: Malabar To Cambridge

What is an ancient Biblical manuscript of India’s Syrian Christian community doing in a library in England? Join us on a journey from a remote village in Turkey to the Malabar coast and onward to the UK