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Finding Goa’s Prehistoric Past

by Krutika Haraniya

Etched thousands of years ago on stone and deeply fascinating even today. Only, the message is obscured in time.

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Decoding the Nataraja Bronzes: A Cosmic Dance through Centuries

The Nataraja or ‘Dancing Shiva’ is one of the most recognisable and iconic symbols of Indian culture. Trace its ancient origins and cosmic aura through the ages and across continents

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Everyday India, Through Ibn Battuta’s Eyes

Master chronicler and famed traveler, Ibn Battuta leaves a compelling account of everyday India in medieval times.

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Anuradhapura: Sri Lanka’s India Connection
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Anuradhapura: Sri Lanka’s India Connection

by Kurush Dalal

The once-glorious city of Anuradhapura was Sri Lanka’s first capital and is inextricably linked to India’s past. Ancient Buddhist texts found here have revealed much about India’s early dynasties, the Brahmi script and so much more. Catch the story of one of history’s greatest cities and why it flourished for 1,500 years

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Chinchani & India’s First Arab Governor

In 1955, a chance discovery of copper plates by a farmer in Chinchani, Maharashtra, brought to life the story of the region and people who lived here 900 years ago. Here’s what they tell us...

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Sonbhadra: More Precious than Gold

Sonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh is an important industrial town and has valuable mineral reserves including gold. But the region’s real treasures are its prehistoric fossils, rock art and historic forts, all of which together weave a fascinating tale

Tales of Our Cities

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For 75 years, Shimla acted as the summer capital of the British in India. How did a small hill town transform into a regal capital where the powerful thronged? We spoke to historian Raaja Bhasin who has researched and written extensively on the city. 

Amazing India

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Bagh Caves: The Ajanta Artists’ Other Canvas

by Janhavi Patgaonkar

#DidYouKnow that the Bagh Caves in Madhya Pradesh were painted by the same artists who created the world-famous murals at Ajanta? Find out what drove these master craftsmen 300 km north of Ajanta in the 5th-6th century CE.

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Krimchi Temples: Remnants of An Indo-Greek Past

Tucked away in the mountains of Jammu is an unusual treasure from an ancient past – a temple complex with a distinctly Greek influence. Who built the Krimchi shrines and how far back does their story go?

Amazing India

Neer Mahal: The Palace on the Vanishing Lake

While the Neer Mahal is often overshadowed by the Lake Palace of Udaipur, there is a fascinating story behind this enchanting fort!

Treasures of India

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It is perhaps one of the finest collections that represents one of the most formative eras of modern Indian art. Catch the story of how the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, came to acquire this prized collection of Art, and became a patron to artists like MF Hussain, VS Gaitonde and Tyeb Mehta.