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

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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. ...
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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 of the...

The ‘Lion Capital’: a Buddhist symbol that became India’s National Emblem

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The National Emblem, India's most visible symbol of national identity, reflects the country's reaffirmation of it's ancient ideals of peace and tolerance. Adapted from...
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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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Lightning : When M.F Husain painted India of the 1970s

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Think M.F Husain and the words that come to your mind are : horses, umbrellas, barefoot, Madhuri Dixit, Picasso, Bombay. Think deeper, and there...
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India, on display : The Great Exhibition of 1851

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Between May 1 - October 11, 1851 more than six million people flocked to London's Hyde Park to see 'wonders from across the world'....
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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...

Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Agra : A Daughter’s Gift

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In the chaos of Agra and its many bridges, one could easily miss this elegant pavilion on the riverbank. As one drives on, an...

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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