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Across the Karakorams: India-China Dispute through the Centuries

India’s border areas with China in Ladakh were once an ignored arid zone, so inhospitable that no one cared to govern them. But beyond them lay ancient lands which even found mention in the Vedas and Puranas. We uncover the history of the Indo-China border dispute, which serves as a background to the recent events.

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James Tod’s Rajasthan Chronicles 

James Tod’s magnum opus, Annals and Antiquities of Rajast’han, is a tribute to the region he served and kindled the British public’s romance with Rajputana. But although Tod distinguished himself in his work, he paid a heavy price as an Englishman who loved his subject a little too much!   

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The ‘Mad’ King: Murtaza Nizam Shah I
In the 1570s, a king of Ahmadnagar had had enough of his manipulative mother & conniving nobles, so he decided to take a sabbatical. He took a ‘break’ for more than 12 years leaving his job to a minister! We trace the little known story of the ‘mad’ king, Murtaza Nizam Shah I.

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Snapshort Histories

Kurumbera: The Fort That Never Was

In a remote part of West Midnapore in West Bengal is an oddity of history. Was it a temple, a mosque or is it a fort? A barely legible inscription, local folklore and a 19th-century report by a British officer are all we have to solve this intriguing riddle

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Mahabaleshwar: More Than Strawberries

While a few come to this hill station in #Maharashtra to unwind on a weekend, for a few others it serves as a pilgrimage spot with its age-old temples. But not all who visit this gifted land realize that it played a major role in India’s history. #TuesdayTravel

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History Shorts

Afghan Ganesh | History Shorts

Did you know that a Ganesh idol belonging to the 5th century CE was found in Afghanistan? Catch the story on our #HistoryShorts 

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India’s First Film | History Shorts

Did you know that India’s first movie was screened at the Watson Hotel in Mumbai over 120 years ago? Catch the story of our #HistoryShorts

Amazing India

Amazing India

Dargah Ajmer Sharif: A Shrine For Kings and Commoners

The Dargah Ajmer Sharif is one of the most revered Sufi shrines in India, patronised by royalty, VIPs and common folk. It is the final resting place of a Sufi saint who popularised the Chishti order in India and even granted a Mughal Emperor his desperate wish for an heir!

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The Many Charms of Naggar  

The fairytale town of Naggar which was once the abode of the Kullu kings is crowned by an enchanting castle. Catch the story of this Himalayan kingdom and the palace that was apparently bartered for a rifle! 

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Kalamkari: A Timeless Art
What do you get when you put together a tamarind pen, all-natural dyes, cotton and silk fabric and skilled craftsmanship? The exquisitely hand-painted Kalamkari art. We trace its backstory, to the sacred temple town of Srikalahasti in Andhra Pradesh.