Living History

History in a Dish

Pickle: Preserved by History

Be it a jar of sour limes, tangy mango or spicy chillies that set your mouth on fire, India’s food pantheon is incomplete without pickles or āchār. We take a look at ancient history to find out how pickles made their way into every Indian household

Forgotten Treasures

Orlov Diamond: To Russia with Love 

While most Indians know of the Kohinoor diamond in London, there is a larger diamond in Moscow - The Orlov, that few are aware of!

Forgotten Treasures

Great Libraries of India

Where would you find manuscripts once owned by Emperor Shah Jahan, poetry handwritten by Lord Byron and Dante’s The Divine Comedy? Discover these and other priceless books and manuscripts as we dig deep into some of India’s great libraries

History in a Dish

Nimatnama- The Treasure Trove of Recipes

There are few cookbooks, in the annals of the history of culinary arts that are as fascinating or even as quirky as the Nimatnama