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

Maya Angelou.

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

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... 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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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...
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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,...

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

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

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...
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Mumtaz Mahal : The Lady in the Taj | #TheseMughalWomen

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A grieving emperor's ode to love Sprouting from the golden sands of Agra, there emerges a pristine white...
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Nurmahal : Nur Jahan’s serai in heart of Punjab

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Who doesn't know Nur Jahan? The wife of Emperor Jehangir, the Padshah Begum was truly an influential figure at the Mughal court....
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