All he did was tell stories – but not just any stories. Anant Pai’s folk heroes and other characters in his iconic comic-book series, Amar Chitra Katha, won the hearts of children across India. Catch the journey of the man who was an ‘Uncle’ to us all.
The call for Bangladesh’s independence came when Pakistan’s power elite refused to honour the verdict of the 1970 general election. The people of East Pakistan turned against their government, and India, helmed by Indira Gandhi, led the 13-day war for freedom.
Lovable, irreverent but always truly Indian, Air-India’s 'Maharaja' found a place in the hearts – and itineraries - of travellers around the globe. Meet the marketing maverick who created the mascot and how he made the airline one of the most visible brands in the world.
When the Mughals were the preeminent power in the subcontinent, a wide array of migrants known as ‘firangis’ made India their home. Jonathan Gil Harris tells the gripping accounts of these foreigners who were healers, soldiers, artists, ascetics, pirates and courtesans.
Could the Jews have arrived in India 3,000 years ago, when they were known as ‘Israelites’? A new book offers a fresh take on the story of India’s Jews and an intimate look at the Bene Israel community through the memoir and works of an artist
Was she a ‘slayer of evil’ or a hero who took her story too far? India’s only woman Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi’s political destiny, and that of the country, was defined by the tumultuous events of the 1970s – a war, the Emergency and two mid-term polls.
She won the first Miss India pageant even though beauty contests weren't really her thing. An extraordinary Indian classical dancer, Indrani Rahman performed for world leaders, and taught dance at some of the best universities in the world. Here’s her incredible story.
Both Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore had the freedom of India at heart but they famously differed on core principles of the movement. Here’s their spirited debate on the ‘charkha’, a symbol of ‘swaraj’ and a pillar of the Mahatma's philosophy.
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