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Finding Goa’s Prehistoric Past

Etched thousands of years ago on stone and deeply fascinating even today. Only, the message is obscured in time.

Snapshort Histories

India’s Frontier Fighters

What is the link between a mass movement that swept through the region on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border during the turn of the 20th century and Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan?

Tales of Our Cities

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Tales of Delhi and its Ridge
It’s the least celebrated part of Delhi, but the hilly Ridge that hugs the city is historic. From the site of the oldest pre-historic settlement of the region to the place where pitched battles were fought in 1857 - catch the many stories that make it so integral to Delhi’s history.  

Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasures

The Fabulous Timur Ruby

The fascinating story of how one of India’s most historic gems ended up in a British treasure

Forgotten Treasures

Threaded Tales in the Chamba Rumal

The story of the weave that tells great stories

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

History in a Dish

History in a Dish

Saffron: Kashmir’s Golden Spice

Catch the story of the Kashmiri Saffron, from its ancient roots to the challenges it faces today

History in a Dish

The Samosa Trail

Dip into the history of the Samosa to see how India’s favourite snack made its way into the country and how it has always been a travellers delight!