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Maya Angelou.

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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...

5 Animals the Mughal Emperor Akbar loved

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One of the first, vivid images of the early childhood of Akbar is of the young shahzaada running through the countryside of...

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...

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...

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...
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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...

The Life and Legacy of P.C Ray : an Indian Scientist who helped build...

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In a world engulfed by the COVID-19 pandemic, when the leaders of several countries have called for national self-sufficiency, I am prodded...
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