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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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Sindhi Voices from the Partition

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From school history textbooks movies, to books, to stories of Partition in art, there have been continuous efforts to document the narratives...

Mughal Courtiers: the Favourites of Emperor Akbar

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Akbar had the uncommon wisdom to keep a great many talented and capable men around him, many of whom became great friends...
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The RBI Museum, Mumbai : A History of India’s Currency

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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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Remembering 7 women freedom fighters from India : through Stamps!

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In the crowd of countless people, whose valour and unwavering perseverance got us freedom, were several women whose stories could not...
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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...
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Rani Laxmibai : The Warrior Queen of Jhansi

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On this day, that is June 18, we remember the legendary Queen of Jhansi, Rani Laxmibai. Often tagged as India's Joan of Arc, the...
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Tracing Netaji’s Life through Museums

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On the 122nd birth anniversary of Subhash Chandra Bose, India celebrates the life of one of it's most heroic leaders.

Art of the Book : Quran & Calligraphy

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Tonight is the start of Ramadan, and as our Muslim friends start celebrating, here’s a glimpse into the collection of Quran manuscripts from around...

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,...
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In Paintings: Diwali & A History of Firecrackers in India

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This Diwali, I'm exploring the many paintings that depict the celebration and ethos of Diwali while digging out the history of firecrackers. The use of...
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