Opinion  /  Published 15.08.22

When the past matters

Of  late, we have heard resounding complaints about our history having been written by self-serving,liberal, pseudo-secular historians who write selectively to erase the contribution of great Hin...
By Anshu Saluja

Places  /  Published 02.08.22

A walking tour of Delhi’s Northern Ridge

The road continues inside the park, which is a car-free zone. Past the canopy of trees it goes to the highest point of the ridge, which has the colonial-era Flagstaff Tower. A small diversion before t...
By Rangan Datta

Shop  /  Published 24.07.22

Sunday Classics: How about some Mughal-inspired wedding bling?

Heritage jewellery is all the rage with desi weddings. Instead of the plain ol’ jadau, why not consider a flamboyant statement? Opt for an old-world polki number or some regal high jewellery. Ko...

Places  /  Published 06.07.22

Kolkata’s khansamas — the journey from nawabi kitchens to street signs

Kolkata has never been conservative in appreciating the skills and mastery of people and artisans irrespective of their professions. Like the ‘khansama lanes’, there are quite a few lanes ...
By Pinaki Bhattacharya

India  /  Published 21.06.22

Mughal bias: Shah questioned

Leading historians have questioned Union home minister Amit Shah’s allegation of a Mughal bias in history writing and his assertion that “there is no reference book” on the Mauryas, ...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi


India  /  Published 17.06.22

NCERT shuns Emergency

 The NCERT has removed portions about the 2002 Gujarat riots, Emergency, Cold War, Naxalite movement and Mughal courts from its class 12 textbooks as part of its "syllabus rationalisation&qu...
By Our bureau and PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.06.22

Shah can’t find books on Mauryas, Pallavas

Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday accused historians of focusing on the Mughal period and neglecting the “glorious rule” of many Hindu empires, and asked “who can stop us from ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 10.06.22

'Historians gave prominence to Mughals'

Most of the historians in India have given prominence in recording the history of Mughals only, ignoring the glorious rules of many empires like Pandyas, Cholas, Mauryas, Guptas and Ahoms, Union Home ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Books  /  Published 20.05.22

Find the exotic in the mundane

But instead of fireworks, gentle — occasionally puckish — humour ensued as these technically perfect works alluded to icons from world culture and stood conventions and traditions on their...
By Soumitra Das

Books  /  Published 20.05.22

Iridescent yarn

Book: A Venetian At The Mughal Court: The Life and Adventures of Nicolo Manucci Author: Marco Moneta Publisher: Vintage Price: ₹699 A phantom boatman in one of Premendra Mitra’s stories fr...
By Hia Sen


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