The Indians who visited London from the 18th century until Independence – royals, nationalists, traders and just common folk – left an indelible mark on the city. It was the beginning of a cultural revolution that started with a profitable proposition made to a Queen.
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.
Why do India’s rockets and satellites blast off from the island of Sriharikota? As India aims for the stars, planets and a first manned mission, see how science and geography came together to make this strip of land the place where all those dreams take off.
What if we told you that India’s most iconic cosmetics brand, Lakmé, was launched because Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had a brainwave? Here are some fascinating facts about post-Independent India’s first cosmetics company.
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