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Tales & Trails

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Duleep Singh - The Tragic Prince  
Maharaja Duleep Singh, son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, was just 10 years old when he lost his kingdom. He is famously known as the boy who gave away the Kohinoor. In this episode of Tales & Trails, we bring you the story of this tragic prince...

History Daily

History Daily

Kushinagar: Where Buddha Slipped his Earthly Bonds

What were the Buddha’s last words, his final instructions? Here’s a look at what records remain, and what now stands in the place of his passing – Kushinagar, a tiny kingdom at the foot of the Himalayas and one of the four most significant sites of Buddhist pilgrimage

History Daily

The Story of Delhi’s Cinema Halls

As single-screen cinemas wind down towards ‘The End’ across the country, we bring you the story of Delhi’s old-school cinema halls, the script of which is set against a backdrop of politics, war and turbulent social equations

Stories that Make India

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Kuldhara: The Abandoned Village
Mysterious, desolate and full of tales - why is the abandoned village of Kuldhara, close to Jaisalmer considered haunted? Here is its story...

Living History

Forgotten Treasures

The Bombay Blackwood: A Class Apart

Did you know that Bombay was home to its own style of furniture - the ‘Bombay Blackwood’ that was so in vogue, that US millionaires and Middle Eastern Sultans used to collect it

Living History

The Romance of Indian Muslin

For more than two millennia, Indian muslin, described as ‘woven air’ and ‘evening dew’, was worth its weight in gold. Where did it come from and did the weavers really have their thumbs severed? Here’s an account of how this near-invisible fabric enchanted the world

Tales of Our Cities

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Tales of Tughlaqabad
Imposing and hauntingly beautiful, the great fort of Tughlaqabad was also cursed. Hear the story of the sultan who wanted to build the most impregnable fort and the Sufi saint, who cast a shadow on his ambitions. Join Historian & Author Sapna Liddle in Tughlaqabad... 

Amazing India

Amazing India

Basu Bati: A Timeless Legacy of Bengali Heritage

‘Basu’ is a familiar surname from Bengal. But who was the ‘first Basu’ and how is he linked to a magnificent but forgotten mansion hidden away in North Kolkata? Catch the glorious story of Basu Bati, where a slice of the nation’s history was made

Amazing India

Khetri Fort: Shekhawati’s Hidden Gem

If Shekhawati in Rajasthan is synonymous with havelis, temples and historic monuments, here’s a treasure that is usually overlooked. Crowned by a massive fort, the town of Khetri is known for its unusual tryst with India’s destiny

Amazing India

Badaun: City of Sultans

As many as three Sultans of Delhi cut their teeth in Badaun and another retired here after he abdicated the throne. Visit the top ten monuments of a town whose legacy dates back to the Delhi Sultanate and catch some priceless nuggets from a former ‘first city’ of the subcontinent

Heritage Matters

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The Royal Opera House of Mumbai | Heritage Matters
The comeback of Mumbai’s Royal Opera House has a lot of lessons for anyone looking at how to make heritage properties, especially privately owned ones, viable. What has also been important is how it has been made relevant to a new audience. On ‘Heritage Matters’ we show you how...