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“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived; but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”

Maya Angelou.

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The story of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the paintings of M.V Dhurandhar

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was a man of great valour, a charismatic leader and the founder of the Maratha Empire. Countless stories of his wit,...

In Paintings: The Wedding of Dara Shikoh and Nadira Banu Begum

Today, weddings are a multibillion-dollar industry. It is believed that an Indian spends one-fifth of their total wealth (accumulated in a lifetime) on a...

The Role of Railways in the Life of Gandhi

In 2019, The Indian Railways displayed their veneration of the Mahatma through a beautiful tableau at the Republic Day Parade. It featured the incident...
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In Paintings: Chandni Chowk of Delhi

Today, Chandni Chowk is synonymous with choked streets filled the sweet and savoury smell of the Delhi's delicacies and stuffed with busy haphazard shoppers,...
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The State Entry into Delhi : Painting and Poetry at the Delhi Durbar of...

This iconic painting titled 'The State entry into Delhi' from the collection of the Victoria Memorial Hall (Kolkata), shows a ceremonial procession held as...

Delhi Durbar of 1911: All you wanted to know !

The Delhi Durbar of 1911 represents a significant moment in Indian history. Hosted on December 12, 1911 it was the third (and last) of...

How Indian printed and painted cotton textiles (chintz) changed the world!

For thousands of years, Indian textiles have been 'objects of desire' across the world, renowned for their rich craftsmanship and unique aesthetic. From heavy...

The Salt Satyagraha and Dandi : when Gandhi marched towards freedom

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The Life and Legacy of P.C Ray : an Indian Scientist who helped build...

In a world engulfed by the COVID-19 pandemic, when the leaders of several countries have called for national self-sufficiency, I am prodded to reflect...
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Jama Masjid, Burhanpur : the mosque with inscriptions in Sanskrit and Arabic !

Burhanpur - a small city about 200kms from Indore in Madhya Pradesh lies on the bank of the River Tapti. This historically significant city...
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