Michael Madhusudan Dutt was a poet and a rebel, who shook off the shackles of Hindu tradition. He expressed the deep cultural conflict that he felt in his literary works but it would spill over into his personal life as well. Here’s the story of this troubled genius.
In the 1940s and ’50s, Jews from all over the world, including India, resettled in the new state of Israel created in 1948. The new Israel was pitched to the Jewish diaspora as the ‘promised land’ but for Indian Jews, it was a promise that didn’t quite pan out.
The island paradise of Andaman & Nicobar has a turbulent history of ownership, the most interesting chapter being written during India’s Independence. Here’s a glimpse into the hard ball played by Pakistan to acquire these islands during the Partition of India
Jagadish Chandra Bose was a trailblazer in modern science but his achievements came after a struggle to recognise what the ‘Eastern mind’ is capable of. Catch the story of a scientist who claimed that plants could ‘talk’ and was a pioneer in the study of radio waves.
In the village of Narendrapur in coastal Odisha, villagers have been randomly digging up pieces of its ancient past, including hundreds of Shiva Lingas. This archaeological treasure, and the tale of a goddess from afar, tells of a fascinating connection to Sri Lanka
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