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Tales & Trails | In Search of Kalinga’s Kharavela
After the devastating defeat at the hands of Emperor Ashoka there was a king who restored the pride of ancient Kalinga. But what do we know about King Kharavela? On Tales & Trails, we take you to his old capital and the place from where archaeologists began to piece together the story of this great king.  

History Daily

Snapshort Histories

IIT Roorkee: Called To Serve

India’s first-ever engineering college was set up to resolve a national calamity. Catch the story of its fascinating origins and its transformation into one of the country’s premier institutions.

Amazing India

Inamgaon’s Mysterious Burial

Till the 1960s, farmlands around Inamgaon, a village near Pune, had huge mysterious mounds which flummoxed locals for generations. When archaeologists began digging, what they found, made history. 

Snapshort Histories

Indian Science – The Real Marvels

Why is the sky blue? Who came up with the idea of microwaves, that power our mobile phones work? How hot is the sun? Did you know that the answers to these questions, which we often ask, came from Indian scientists? Catch the stories of these geniuses and their glorious legacy...

Stories that Make India

Tales of Shahjahanabad
On Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s 353rd death anniversary, make your way through the lanes and bylanes of his old capital Shahjahanabad and relive all the tales of ambition, conquest, defeat, betrayal and devastation it tells

Amazing India

Amazing India

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

Verinag: The Heart of Jhelum

The Verinag spring, from which emerges the Jhelum river, is flush with history and legends

The Great Indian Gharanas

The Great Indian Gharanas in Khayal
Khayal, the modern genre of classical singing in Northern India, popularized by Amir Khusro in the 13th century, saw a great revival in the 18th century. LHI’s Nikhil Inamdar tells us how the tide turned for Khayal

Living History

Living History

Hitler’s Gift to The Maharaja of Patiala

What was the connection between Adolf Hitler and an influential Indian prince? Cruise down memory lane in a Maybach that could hold the key

Forgotten Treasures

The Bayana Hoard of Gupta Coins

It was a priceless treasure buried in a vase and it opened up a whole window into the great Guptas. Here is the story of  what is famously known as the ‘Bayana Hoard’.