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Cairo’s ‘Haunted’ Temple-Palace

by Akshay Chavan

Catch the story of a mysterious Hindu temple style palace in Cairo, rumoured to be one of the most haunted places in Egypt!

History Daily

Ahichchhatra: One City, Many Lives 

In Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh is Ahichchhatra, an important capital city of the Mahajanapadas age. Find out what stories this city, which shows occupation for around 3000 years, till the 11th century CE, has to tell 

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 -

Stories that Make India

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Pune’s Historic Deccan College  

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?

Cover Story

Narajole: Seat of the Hindu ‘Khans’
Amazing India

Narajole: Seat of the Hindu ‘Khans’

by Amitabha Gupta

Not far from Kolkata is a village brimming with stories of Khans and Rajas, a palace where bombs were made and a Raja stripped of his title for being a revolutionary. Welcome to Narajole and its exciting past

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Seydi Ali Reis: The Delightful Misadventures of a Turkish Admiral in India

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

Cover Story

How a Biological Weapon was used to Kill a Calcutta Royal

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

Tales of Our Cities

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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. 

Amazing India

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Amazing India

Bandhavgarh Fort: Of Tigers & Kings

by Nehal Rajvanshi

The Royal Bengal Tiger is not the only regal occupant of Bandhavgarh National Park. Did you know that a 2,000-year-old fort inside the nature reserve was the seat of many royal dynasties? Catch the exciting stories it has to tell 

Amazing India

Hetampur: A Tiny Royal Gem  

What is a magnificent Victorian-Gothic palace doing in the bleak Bengal countryside? Find out why this royal abode and other relics of the Hetampur Raj are marooned in a village in Birbhum district  

Amazing India

Bishnupur: Beyond the Terracotta Curtain

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.

Treasures of India

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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