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

Maya Angelou.

Keep calm and curry on: Culinary culture in Colonial India

A common comedic trope in movies and TV shows is a white person fuming and wheezing after eating something remotely flavourful. This, along with...

From the library of Akbar : favourite books & stories!

What makes Akbar fascinating for a biographer are the dichotomies in his character. Despite the many myths and legends around him, Akbar remains an...
RBI Museum

The RBI Museum, Mumbai : A History of India’s Currency

The last 10 days have only been about coming to terms with the currency demonetisation. And just like every cloud has a silver lining,...
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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...
Nilima Sheikh Kashmir

Each Night Put Kashmir in Your Dreams : a series by artist Nilima Sheikh

From being ‘paradise on earth’, to being stereotyped with images of violence and political unrest, Kashmir’s story has been the subject of contentious debate. ...

Slaves of Fashion : An exhibition by The Singh Twins

“ Do you think the blue jeans were invented by Levis Strauss? Think Again “ - reads the prompt when you use the interactive...

The First Republic Day of India : includes 5 Activity Ideas!

Each year on January 26, India celebrates its Republic Day marking the end of its transition into an independent and sovereign country.  In 1950,...

Zebunissa, the Poet Princess: Why every kid needs to grow up on her story!

Amidst the many Mughal women who have remained lost in years of obscurity, is the story of "the concealed one", Zebunissa (also, Zeb-un-Nissa)! A...
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Mumtaz Mahal : The Lady in the Taj | #TheseMughalWomen

A grieving emperor's ode to love Sprouting from the golden sands of Agra, there emerges a pristine white marble structure, its luminous surface shimmering...

This M.F Husain Painting is Inspired by India’s most Famous Tiger : Tipu Sultan!

... That little buzzing noise... Comes from a plaything of the Emperor's choice, From a Man-Tiger Organ, prettiest of his toys. The famous poet John Keats and...
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