Mystic Indian Dynasty With an Eye For Art – Chandellas

The Chandellas ruled over a region once known as Jejakabhukti (Bundelkhand of the present day) from circa 830 CE to 1302 CE, according to...

9 Facts to help you understand the Durga Pujo

The banks of the River Hugli resound with the enthusiastic chants of ‘Bolo Durga Maiki Jai’ (Glory be to Mother Durga) as devotees carry...

Uttarayan- Kites: Colourful Diamonds in the Sky

On the 14th of January, when western India celebrates Makar Sankranti and other parts of the country mark the occasion of Lohri or Pongal...

How Black Pepper became the Global Flavour

Native to the monsoon rainforests of Kerala, black pepper, a sun-dried berry of the pepper vine, is one of the earliest known, and most...

The big cats of Sasan Gir-Panthera leo persica

Exotically and rarely sometimes, The distinctive calmness of a moonless night in Sasan Gir National Park in the Junagadh district of  Gujarat is sometimes broken...

The river with the masculine gender: Brahmaputra

Brahmaputra is the only river referred to in the masculine; a river that has intrigued travellers and scholars alike for centuries. Over 3000 km...

The Renaissance Man – Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore is today more than a legend. He is, in fact, an intrinsic part of the very fabric of the Bengali identity, representative...

Surgery in 600 B.C.E.? Sushruta might be your man.

Sushruta was the first to classify surgical operations. He was both a practitioner and a teacher of surgery. His contribution to the medical heritage...

How Ashoka became “the great”- The Beginning

Ashoka’s honorable days begin... Some kings are remembered for the battles they fought and won, others for the wisdom of their administration and statesmanship and...