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The Genteel Mirzapur

In the public eye for all the wrong reasons, thanks to a web series that goes by its name, Mirzapur actually is quite a delightful colonial town with a fascinating past. 

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Shimla: History Was Made Here

While Shimla is a tourist hotspot known for its stunning views and cool climes, there is another, more serious side to this beautiful city. It was the venue of many historic decisions taken during the British rule, including the final discussions on Indian independence

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Bakhtiyar Khilji’s Disastrous Expedition

A medieval Afghan general who seized Bihar and Bengal, Bakhtiyar Khilji was notorious for his ruthless strategy and opportunistic ways. But did he go too far? Catch Khilji’s dramatic story and the irony that marked his end

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How Oil Was Found in India

India’s oldest oil field, Digboi in Assam, was accidentally discovered by an army officer on a war reconnaissance mission. He found oil bubbling on the forest floor! Catch the fantastic tale of Digboi, where crude was first struck commercially in 1889.