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PIX: Descendents of a Mughal emperor live in penury

The story of middle-aged Sultana Begum is heart-wrenching. Her husband Mirza Bedar Bakht, the great grandson of last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, died in penury.Bedar Bakht sharpened knives......

Where lie the great Mughals?

475 years after he was laid to rest, Zahiruddin Muhammad Babur Mirza is back in the news. Thanks to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.On the agenda for his two-day visit to Kabul was a visit to......

Whose Taj Mahal is it anyway?

Image: The Taj Mahal, seen through barbed wires in Agra.Photograph: Adeel Halim/Reuters     Everyone wants a piece of the Taj Mahal, but do they care about the deteriorating condition of......

Kathak legend Sitara Devi passes away in Mumbai

Kathak queen Sitara Devi died at a hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday. She was 94. Born in 1920 in Kolkata, Sitara Devi drew from the themes, poetry and choreography collected by her father in her......

The politics of 'other'ness

As the political battle for the future of Maharashtra's political future nears its electoral conclusion, Shreekant Sambrani looks at the intertwining nature of national and regional interests......

12 Indian hotels that will take your breath away

The Oberoi, Mumbai. Photograph: Kind Courtesy, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts Travel+Leisure magazine has come up with the best 500 hotels in the world. The list features 12 hotels from India. Majority......

India's new age serial entrepreneurs

What is common between Romesh Wadhwani, Gururaj Deshpande, Sabeer Bhatia and Krishnan Ganesh? They are not only successful entrepreneurs, but are also successful serial entrepreneurs.A serial......

Innovation: 1 lakh projects for low-cost solutions

A black box for automobiles, low-cost solar water heater, power generation from biogas using a bike, an improved apparatus for ultrasonography, etc are part of a treasure trove of projects......

Sensex sheds 272 points on global concerns

Increasing nuclear hazards in Japan, following another blast at the ill-fated Fukushima nuclear plant, spread a cloud of nervousness around the world, as a reuslt of which the Indian bourses opened......

Cybercrime sets sail on tsunami sympathy

On the day after the tsunami devastated Japan, Anand Mahindra, vice-chairman and managing director of the Mahindra Group, wrote on his Twitter page: "Received numerous mails purportedly......

Music review: Jodhaa Akbar

It's a curious combination. A great emperor and a spirited princess. He's Mughal, she's Rajput and it's the 16th century. A politically motivated alliance brings the two together as man and wife.......

'Nargis, Meena Kumari, Madhubala, Suraiya... they all loved me'

'Madhubala told me that of all the addictions, the biggest addiction is make-up; once you put it on, you can never leave the limelight even if you want to,' Tabassum tells Patcy N. The petite......

Classic Revisited: Bimal Roy's satirical gem, Parakh

In Sukanya Verma's special series re-visiting great Hindi film classics, we look back at 1960's Parakh, starring Sadhana, Motilal, Nazir Hussain and Durga Khote. In a year of opulent dramas like......

Priyanka Chopra: I am not confident about Mary Kom

Image: Priyanka Chopra. Credit: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com 'I am very ziddi. I think for anyone to be successful in any field, you have to be ziddi. If you are......

Which films have NOT aged well with time? Tell us!

Nostalgia is a great thing. But not all memories are genuinely as incredible as they seem to the mind.  Like many of of Hindi films for instance.  There are classics like Mughal-E-Azam,......

'We would one day succeed in including polo as an Olympic sport'

Polo is regarded as the sport of kings. It was played by the likes of Darius, Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great. In India, it was widely played in medieval times, which is evidenced by the fact......

CL: Inter collapse against Schalke, Real steamroll Spurs

Holders Inter Milan faced almost certain elimination from the Champions League after collapsing to a stunning 5-2 home defeat by a makeshift Schalke 04 team in their quarter-final first leg at the......

In-form Pakistan hold edge over patchy New Zealand

In-form Pakistan will have to guard against complacency and their tendency to implode when they take on New Zealand in a World Cup Group A match in Kandy on Tuesday. Possibly the most......

An Ode to the Men in Blue

Sanjay Jha, cricket writer and author of 11: Triumphs, Trials and Turbulence, pays an unusual tribute to Team India. They have bestowed on him several tags, masterfulThe Joy of Jharkhand, is......

Dhoni is the 'Obama' of cricket, says Praveen Kumar

If being inspiring is a measure of leadership skills then Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is comparable only to charismatic American President Barack Obama, feels all-rounder Praveen......

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Shubham Dwivedi
Q. Who is your favorite historical figure?
Shubham Dwivedi:  A.  more

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divya kulkarni
Q. What first thing comes to your mind If I say -mughal e azam ?
Divya Kulkarni:  A. Arjun from mahabharata, Akbar from Mughals, and Alexander the great more

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Flying Saucer
Q. who was the Mughal Emperor Akbar's finance minister?
Flying Saucer:  A. melody of Naushad Ali the great music director more

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Ramesh Jhanwar
Q. whose are Navratan of King Akbar and what they known for their specialitlies ???
Ramesh Jhanwar:  A. In the court of Akbar', The Mughal Emperor Akbar's Navratnas were:Abul-Fazel - Akbar's chief advisor and author of Akbarnama, Faizi - poet laureate...... more

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Uncommon Freind
Q. What is Bhangarh Fort in Rajasthan most famous for ?
Uncommon Freind:  A. Abul FazalFaiziRaja Man SinghMiyan TansenRaja Todar MalAbdul Rahim Khan-I-KhanaFakir Aziao-DinMullah Do PiazaRaja BirbalBirbalThe Mughal ruler...... more

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  Web results for Great Mughal
Undermining Heritage wealth

One glaring sign of a great and ancient nation is its deep interest in preserving heritage wealth, tangible as well as intangible. Obviously during... ...

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There is no going home again

12:06 am The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's patron, Ashok Singhal, probably doesn't realise that if 800 years of history are rolled back, much more than... ...

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An introduction to the Gujarati man

One hundred years ago, a Gujarati man arrived from South Africa to save Indians from the British. Some years after that a Gujarati man arrived from... ...

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10 Romantic Lines From Bollywood That Made Our Hearts Flutter

Bollywood has some great lines that aptly summarise true love. We pick 10 of our favourite dialogues that are totally swoon-worthy. 1. "Asli... ...

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