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Maya Angelou.

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Monumental Feats of Mughal Women : 7 Iconic Spots in Delhi

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Of the Mughal era-monuments in Delhi, many were built under the patronage of the Empire's women. But somehow, the story of their accomplishments lacks...

In Paintings: the Battle of Plassey

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The Battle of Plassey is a watershed moment in the history of India. Not only was it the first major victory of the East...
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Jama Masjid, Burhanpur : the mosque with inscriptions in Sanskrit and Arabic !

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

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

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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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A History of Mughal Cuisine through Cookbooks

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On any given weekend, my head is usually occupied with the thoughts of food. The tastebuds have been working over time for a year...
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Mah Laqa Bai Chanda

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Poet, Singer, Dancer, Warrior, Political Consultant, Champion for Girls’ education : Mah Laqa Bai donned many hats. Indian history has witnessed many inspiring women...
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How this statue of Shivaji at the Gateway of India replaced a ‘black horse’

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If you've ever been to Mumbai, you would've visited the Gateway of India. And if you've been there, you know which statue we are...

From the library of Akbar : favourite books & stories!

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What makes Akbar fascinating for a biographer are the dichotomies in his character. Despite the many myths and legends around him, Akbar remains an...
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The French Rooster of Chandigarh | Le Corbusier

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As you walk through the Contemporary Arts section of the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh, there is a small indiscreet space called...

Delhi Durbar of 1911: All you wanted to know !

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