They may be cool and hip now but Puducherry’s cafés once facilitated a fusion of French and Indian cultures, which was crucial to the coloniser’s ambitions in India. Read all about the politics of the palate in this former French enclave on the east coast.
Believe it or not but India was not always a nation of tea drinkers. Coffee became the beverage of choice after a Sufi saint smuggled coffee seeds into India in the 16th century. Catch the extraordinary story of this heady brew as it travelled from Africa to the Middle East and then to India
The discovery of the port of Lothal marked a landmark in Indian archaeology and our understanding of the Harappan Civilization – Here is the fascinating story of what is one of the oldest ports the world, and how some traditions have continued there for over 3000 years
The 1873 murder of Elokeshi by her husband brought to the fore age-old biases in Calcutta and pitted local mores against a foreign justice system. Here’s the story of how the incident has been immortalised – in the most unlikely of places!
Did you know that It took a deserter from the East India Company army to find the first traces of the Harappans? Or that it took another 100 yrs to understand the actual size and spread of the Civilization? Catch the riveting story of the most significant archaeological finds of the 20th century