Living History

Forgotten Treasures

The Bombay Blackwood: A Class Apart

Did you know that Bombay was home to its own style of furniture - the ‘Bombay Blackwood’ that was so in vogue, that US millionaires and Middle Eastern Sultans used to collect it

History in a Dish

Chhang: The Beer of the Himalayas

Local tipples or alcoholic brews are common across India but one of the most popular ones has to be the millet based Chhang. Relished across Himalayan areas, there is an interesting legend behind it.

Forgotten Treasures

The Rare Coins of the Republic of India

Collectors and numismatic enthusiasts will pay through their nose for coins that are rare, no matter when they were minted. Here are 5 of modern India’s most prized coins.

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