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'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......

'The Kohinoor was not gifted to the British'

'Duleep Singh was not in a position to give it away because he was only a minor of about 3, 4 years old.' 'The Indian claim of the British having taken the Kohinoor from the Sikhs does not stand......

Remembering a forgotten princess

Princess Jahanara, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's daughter, was a paragon of virtues: well-educated, well-versed in statecraft, even-tempered, beautiful. Although she was on the side of Dara Shikoh in......

'We are on the verge of a student movement'

'... A youth movement which could really transform our politics in a way that the existing elites don't understand.' 'The State can't suppress a young society like India where there are so many......

Critical thinking about history is dying

Books like Incarnations: India in 50 Lives, simple and straightforward though they appear, are instead powerful arguments for complexity, for empathy, and for curiosity, observes Mihir S Sharma.......

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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How technology killed Pakistan’s red-light district

Pakistan’s oldest red-light district was for centuries a hub of traditional erotic dancers, musicians and prostitutes — Pigalle with a Mughal... ...

http://www.asianage.com/international/how-technology-killed-pakistan-s-red-light-district-822
8 Brave Indian Kings And Queens Who Died For Their Kingdoms And Refused To Surrender

Our country was once a land of brave kings and queens who took every arrow and blow upon themselves to save their kingdoms from alien powers.... ...

http://m.indiatimes.com/culture/who-we-are/8-brave-indian-kings-and-queens-who-died-for-their-kingdoms-and-refused-to-surrender-259912.html
Are We Really Free?

Francisco Colaco In the spring of 1827, poet Mirza Ghalib wrote these timeless lines: "Said I one night to the pristine seer/Who knew the secrets... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/Are-We-Really-Free/articleshow/53700404.cms
Time to break the fiction

Muslim rule was ushered in by Shamsuddin Shah Mir (1339-42), a courtier in the court of King Udayanadeva who seized the throne after his death. The... ...

http://www.asianage.com/columnists/jk-time-break-fiction-937
Redefining history and geography

Sanjeev Sanyal's The Ocean of Churn triggers an interest in our roots. Sanyal shows that nearly all of the action that shaped humans and human... ...

http://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/agenda/books/redefining-history-and-geography.html

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