Pune’s Deccan College is known for its Department of Archaeology, which is one of the finest in the country today. But did you know that the institution itself has a long and eventful history that goes back two centuries? Also, what is its connection with Wordsworth, Jeejeebhoy and Tilak?
Ottoman Admiral Seydi Ali Reis was never meant to sail to India yet his journey was marked by a naval battle, a typhoon, civil wars and friendly Sultans who wouldn’t let him leave…all because a storm blew his fleet off course. Check out a tale more fantastic than fiction
In the 1930s, a murder shook the city of Calcutta for the terrifying biological weapon used to commit the crime. Find out how the death of a local ‘prince’ turned into a medical mystery and then a heinous crime – all because the mastermind forgot one little detail
Hyderabad is known as the ‘city of the Nizams’, but it was the Qutbshahi rulers before them who created the city. Catch the fascinating story of the beginnings of Hyderabad and the truth behind its origins, with historian Sajjad Shahid.
Bishnupur in West Bengal is known for its exquisite terracotta temples, which are a huge tourist draw. But few realize that that was once a great capital city from which the region for over 1,000 years. Catch the story of Bishnupur beyond its ‘terracotta’ temples.
It’s much more than just an art, it is an old tradition of telling timeless stories. Join us as we take you deep within Andhra Pradesh and bring alive the story of the folk art of shadow puppetry - the ‘Tholu Bommalaata’ with @Sarmaya_ India in our series Treasures of India