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Chandor: Goa’s Ancient Capital

If you think Goa’s glorious history is synonymous with the arrival of the Portuguese, here’s something that will surprise you. In the sleepy south is Chandor, the ancient capital of Hindu kings who brought riches and fame to this tiny coastal state

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Noor Inayat Khan: The Secret Agent

Noor Inayat Khan was a British spy of Indian origin who was executed by the Nazis. Catch the story of this war hero who is still making history.

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The Making of Bengaluru

Bengaluru is called India’s Silicon Valley or Start-Up City but its spirit of enterprise predates the Dotcom boom. Let’s rewind to the start-ups of 400 years ago – Bengaluru’s petes – and a trading town founded by a visionary vassal of the great Vijayanagara Empire

Stories that Make India

The Nizam’s Jewels | Treasures of India
The Nizam of Hyderabad’s jewel collection is considered one of the finest in the world. But what makes it so amazing? Take a look at the finest pieces of the Nizam’s jewels with jewellery historian and Author - Dr Usha R Balakrishnan - as she transports us to another era.   

Amazing India

Amazing India

Deeg Palace: The Jat Centre

A palace complex that was at the heart of the rise of the Jat kingdom in the early 18th century CE, the Deeg Palace is a stand-out for its great style of architecture and its relevance in Jat history.

Amazing India

Tracing the First Ganesha

Worshipped as the god of ‘Auspicious Starts’ and ‘Remover of Obstacles’, idols of Hindu god Ganesha adorn homes, offices and even cars. But which is the oldest dateable sculpture of Ganesha in India?

Amazing India

Fort Aguada: Symbol of Strength

Goa is synonymous with fun and feni but it is also witness to some of colonial India’s earliest history. Catch the story of Fort Aguada, pride of the Portuguese

Weaves of India

Paithani: The Majestic Weave
Trace the history of Paithan’s majestic weave, that once made Indian textiles famous across the world

Living History

Forgotten Treasures

Royal Ride to Smuggler’s Pride: Indore’s Duesy Car

Custom-built for Maharaja Holkar, presented at the London Motor Show and eventually smuggled, the ‘Duesy’ was among the most expensive cars built in the 1930s.

History in a Dish

Khichdi’s Spectacular Journey Across Oceans

Forget the butter chicken or the biryani, India’s oldest and most lasting food export to the West was the humble khichdi. Confused? Take a closer look at kedgeree in the UK or kushari in Egypt!