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How the British stole the Kohinoor from a child

'I can tell you the case that hurts me the most is the one in which the little boy is forced to sign the Kohinoor over.''You take a mother away from a child, you surround him with grown ups......

'The Kohinoor has wreaked havoc in its trail'

‘After Nader Shah’s death, in the chaos that followed, a court eunuch called Agha Mohammed tortured Nader’s grandson Shah Rukh to find out where the diamond was. ‘Shah Rukh......

Why containment of Pakistan is better than war

IMAGE: The Uri army camp, September 20, 2016. Photograph: PTI 'Terrorism is merely a symptom of a deeper disease in Pakistan's body politic,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). The Uri base attack......

What you didn't know about Indian trains

Trains, at one point in time, were not just a mode of transport. They told a story, says Bibek Debroy. IMAGE: The Saraighat Express. Photograph: Kind courtesy Smeet Chowdhury/Flickr This is a......

'Ram Temple NOT demolished by Babur, but Aurangzeb'

'Babur has been facing gross historical injustice for the last two centuries, when he had no role either in the demolition of any temple or in the construction of the so-called Babri mosque at......

World's most expensive jewels sold at auctions

An extraordinary 34-carat 'Princie' diamond from the mines of Golconda in South India, once owned by the world's richest man - the last Nizam of Hyderabad - fetched a whopping $39 million at an......

The story of Kasimbazar's networks

If you do not know much about Kasimbazar, I would not hold it against you; after all it has a population of only 10,000 and lies in one of the most neglected corners of the state of West Bengal.......

Indian incomes rose during British rule

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's address on accepting an honorary degree at Oxford has been castigated by both the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Left for praising the British Raj.Whilst the......

Ways to market tourism

India receives three million foreign tourists a year while a small country like Thailand, with much more limited geographic and historical attraction, receives more than three times that number and......

How rupee gained currency over the years

It was in late 1950s, India faced its first foreign exchange crisis. A string of stringent controls followed.A separate series of notes for exclusive circulation in the Persian Gulf region were......

Review: Bajirao Mastani is Magnificent. Fragile. Flawed.

'Talwar se zyada dhaar chalane wale ki soch mein honi chahiye,' says the strategy-savvy Bajirao in Bajirao Mastani. Only if director Sanjay Leela Bansali had listened, says Sukanya Verma. The......

Review: Priyanka, Ranveer are terrific in Bajirao Mastani

'This is a giant film, a magnum opus drunk on its own magnum-ity, and it is perfectly clear early on, as the narrative races out the gate and gauntlets are flung up in the air and shot through with......

The Shah Rukh vs Sanjay Leela Bhansali deja vu!

This December has a lot in common with the Diwali of 2007! Festival releases are an exciting time in Bollywood. Be it Eid, Diwali or Christmas, the occasion spells the year’s biggest films......

Rishi: Please don't call me chocolate hero

Rishi Kapoor fielded questions from the media about his turn as Rauf Lala in Agneepath in New Delhi recently. Here's what he said.Rishi Kapoor, the 'chocolate' hero of the phenomenally successful......

Taj Mahal: This 'wonder' falls short

Bollywood directors have always had a soft corner for Mughal history. Akbar Khan is no exception.He picked the making of the Taj Mahal for his theme and decided to weave in various interesting, if......
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Not an Anti-Hindu Despot

ONCE THE BRITISH had succeeded in crushing the rebellion of 1857, they started a systematic campaign of what has been described as the ‘British... ...

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Sikhs celebrate annual festival of 'Hola Mohalla' in Punjab

Thousands of people from the Sikh community converged at Anandpur Sahib, a holy shrine in Punjab on Monday to celebrate an annual spring festival... ...

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On the Cusp of History

THREE YOUNG STUDENTS loiter at the gate, debating who should foot the Rs 15 entry fee. The matronly ticket seller (with a distinct south Indian... ...

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More than 2,500 coins from 500 regions at Intl Coin Fair

More than 2,500 coins from around 500 regions, including those from the times of empires and princely states, will be on display at the three day... ...

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Imperial Greed

INDIA WAS THE jewel the crown lost in 1947. The Kohinoor is the jewel still embedded in the crown that the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother,... ...

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