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When the Harmandir Sahib Disappeared from Devotees 

The Sri Harmandir Sahib, better known as Golden Temple today, is the spiritual centre of the Sikhs, so to damage it is to strike at the very core of the community. Revisit the darkest chapter of the Golden Temple and how it rose again, despite the most vengeful designs of the Afghans   

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Jahangir’s Tomb: A Modern Marvel

A large square monument in Lahore, now in Pakistan, pays tribute to a great Mughal Emperor, and a great love. On his death anniversary, read on for the tale of Jahangir and his Mehr-un-Nisa

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Bhor Ghat Incline: Triumph and Tragedy

Travelling between Mumbai and Pune wasn’t always a breeze. In the mid-19th century, about 24,000 Indian labourers died while cutting the original path between these two cities. Catch the story of the treacherous Bhor Ghat and the railway line that changed the fortunes of the British

Stories that Make India

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India and the First World War  
More than 1.5 million Indians fought for the British cause in the First World War, and more than 70,000 soldiers and volunteers died for it. Indian leaders thought it would be a trade-off for self-rule, even a future Swaraj. It didn’t work out that way...

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Amazing India

Aligarh’s French Connection

Aligarh is steeped in history and also known for the prestigious university that bears its name. But did you know it was once the seat of the French Generals who ruled the region for the Scindias. Catch the story -

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Ghaziabad: Of Harappans, Nizams and Conquerors

What if we told you that the industrial city of Ghaziabad, also known as a ‘crime capital’, has a strong Harappan connection? Read about Ghaziabad’s surprising past and how it is embracing a modern future

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Heritage Matters: Celebrating India’s Crafts 

India has one of the richest and most diverse crafts traditions in the world, yet our artisans are struggling to keep them alive. What ails this creative legacy and how can we save it?  

The Great Indian Gharanas

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Jaipur Gharana
The great Ustad Alladiya Khan lost his voice because the Raja of Amleta made him perform relentlessly. This provoked him to develop a unique musical syntax which came to be known as Jaipur Gharana.

LHI HerStory

LHI HerStory

Anasuya Sarabhai: Labour of Love

Anasuya Sarabhai had the world at her feet but this gutsy Ahmedabad girl chose to tough it out to become India’s first woman union leader. Why, ‘Motaben’ as she was called, even inspired a Hindi film on her life and work, written by Premchand, no less

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Hansa Mehta: India’s First Woman Vice-Chancellor

A woman from Gujarat was responsible for making the opening lines of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights more gender-neutral. She also helped frame the Constitution of India. Here’s the story of Hansa Mehta...  

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Begum Akhtar: Queen of Light Classical Music

Her soulful renditions captured the hearts of an entire nation but beneath her phenomenal talent was a wellspring of pain. On her 106th birth anniversary, we bring you the incredible story of Begum Akhtar, who defied the patriarchy to etch her name in music history

Treasures of India

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The Great Indian Crowns
Did you know that the crown that the last Mughal Emperor wore is at Windsor Castle? Catch the story of India’s spectacular Crowns on the Treasures of India, with Jewellery Historian and Author Rene Brus