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POLITICS

 |  9-minute read
Delhi University, British India, Savarkar, Veer damodar savarkar

What fuels the hatred towards Veer Damodar Savarkar

Know the motives of political and religious groups hounding him.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
British Raj, British India, Shimla, Independence day 2019

Shimla,the Raj & Bharat: Raising the Indian tricolour at the Viceregal Lodge made me realise the true meaning of Bharat Parv

After centuries of slavery, our freedom does not merely confer on us a cluster of rights, but a huge constellation of responsibilities.

ART & CULTURE

 |  8-minute read
East India Company, British India, Colonialism, Postcards

India: The picturesque and the colonial

During the 18th and 19th centuries, many British landscape artists sketched and painted India. These picture postcards are an important reminder of India’s past, and not mere nostalgia of a time gone by.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
British India, Army, Book Extract, The story of jodhpur lancers

Of bravery and epic victories: The Story of Jodhpur Lancers (1885-1952)

The book explores the history of the erstwhile State of Jodhpur and the heroic exploits and magnificent gallantry displayed by its army.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Masculinity, British India, Sangh Parivar, Hindutva

Sainik schools: Do we need to make India more masculine or are we just insecure?

PMO's advice to include elements of military schools in regular schools should be seen in the context of Sangh Parivar's obnoxious attraction for a virile Hindudom.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Book Extract, Mughals, British India, Revolt of 1857

An eyewitness account of India's first war of Independence - Revolt of 1857

[Book extract] There were thousands of women, tiny children, young and old men pouring out of the city in a state of panic.

LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Mughals, British India, Hook-Ups, Sex in India

How India discovered sex, again

Along with MTV and international TV shows, came the internet.

ART & CULTURE

 |  11-minute read
British India, Lahore, Gama Pehalwan

Tales of legendary wrestlers from Lahore in the British Raj

[Book extract] The earth of the akhara continued to be considered sacred by the wrestlers, and every Thursday they light up the akhara with earthen lamps.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Supreme Court, East India Company, British India, Koh-i-Noor

Modi sarkar says Koh-i-Noor was a gift to England, are Lalit Modi, Mallya too?

Much like the famed jewel, the liquor baron and the former IPL boss have found a haven in the UK.

VARIETY

 |  1-minute read
East India Company, British India, Koh-i-Noor

Koh-i-noor was gifted to British, not forcibly taken. Time to give up?

Modi government told SC it was given as a 'present by Sikh monarch Maharaja Ranjit Singh to East India Company'.