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Kushinagar: Where Buddha Slipped his Earthly Bonds

What were the Buddha’s last words, his final instructions? Here’s a look at what records remain, and what now stands in the place of his passing – Kushinagar, a tiny kingdom at the foot of the Himalayas and one of the four most significant sites of Buddhist pilgrimage

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The Story of Delhi’s Cinema Halls

As single-screen cinemas wind down towards ‘The End’ across the country, we bring you the story of Delhi’s old-school cinema halls, the script of which is set against a backdrop of politics, war and turbulent social equations

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Fort William College & Its Ironic Legacy

Fort William College was meant to train young British lads for the Company but it ended up as a great centre of Indian languages. Find out how a college set up by the East India Company became the ‘birthplace of modern Hindi’ and went on to even influence the Bengal Renaissance

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Kalapi: Prince, Prodigy and Poet

Heartbroken, betrayed and torn apart from his paramour, this prince from Gujarat sought refuge in poetry that mirrored his tortured soul. Catch the story of ‘Kalapi’, a royal whose contribution to Gujarati literature will always be remembered