#DidYouKnow that when the last Pallava king died without an heir, a successor was imported from Vietnam? Read this and other incredible stories about the Pallavas who were cultural connoisseurs and whose temple architecture became a template in Tamil Nadu.
#DidYouKnow that Satyajit Ray’s most iconic film Pather Panchali was shot straight off a storyboard sketched by the legendary filmmaker himself, sans a script? Here’s a portrait of Ray as an illustrator, and some of his amazing work as an artist
The erstwhile government of Mysore Maharaja took a medieval fort town and turned it into India’s ‘Garden City’. It was the only way to revive Bangalore after the deadly bubonic plague. Are there lessons we can learn from more than a hundred years ago?
An old capital excavated, India’s most famous poet and a Dowager queen who controlled much of present-day Vidrarbha over 1500 years ago…Enter the fascinating world of the early Vakatakas whose story is being put together - piece by piece, through a series of exciting excavations
It is hard to imagine Washim as anything but a nondescript town in Maharashtra, yet it was the seat of the King who built the world-famous Ajanta Caves. Catch the story of one of the Deccan's most powerful but forgotten dynasties, in Part II of our series on the Vakatakas
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