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TODAY ON LHI
Tales & Trails: The Forgotten City
TODAY ON LHI
Of Elephants, Men & Diplomacy Gone Wrong
TODAY ON LHI
From India With Love   

Stories that Make India

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Tales & Trails: Finding Kalidasa
We go the heart of India, Nagardhan, an ancient site, that is still revealing its mysteries. It takes us to the story of the prominent princess Prabhavati the daughter of Gupta emperor Chandragupta and the noted Sanskrit poet Kalidasa. Marvel at the mysterious gigantic pots of Nagardhan, whose presence has astounded archaeologists!

History Daily

Snapshort Histories

Food for Thought: Kulcha on the Flag!

Just how did the humble kulcha, a common Indian bread, make its way to the royal insignia of the Hyderabad Nizams? The story begins in Delhi...

Snapshort Histories

Bombay’s Riot over Dogs

Did you know, the first riots in Mumbai city, were the ‘Dog Riots of 1832’, to save the lives of its stray dogs?

Backpacking through History

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Backpacking through Sarnath
This week we go Backpacking to Sarnath with historian Binda Paranjape. Find the place where Buddha gave his first sermon & where the Buddhist Sangha was born.

LHI HerStory

LHI HerStory

Mai Bhago - The Great Sikh Warrior   

Catch the story of Mai Bhago, a great female Sikh warrior, who led a band of 40 men against 10,000 strong Mughal army at the battle of  Muktsar in 1705 CE

LHI HerStory

Habba Khatoon: Kashmir’s Poet Queen

The tragic story of Habba Khatoon, or ‘Zoon’, one of the greatest poets of Kashmir isn’t very widely known. But her ballads are sung in the valley even today, 400 years after her death! 

The Great Indian Gharanas

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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

Cover Story

The Curious Case of Coffee

There is nothing like a good filter coffee to give you a start in the morning, but you’d be amazed that the South Indian coffee that so many of us relish, has such a great story behind it!

Forgotten Treasures

Alam Ara: A Film to Remember

The 1931 movie Alam Ara, ushered in a new era in film making. Catch the fascinating story behind the making of the first Indian talkie movie

Weaves of India

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Kanchipuram: The Temple of Weaves
Join us on our journey to historic temple city of Kanchipuram to discover its textile legacy