People of the Blue Mountains-Tribes of the Nilgiris

The Blue Mountains The mountainous region of the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu is unusual for the variety and abundance of its natural and human life....

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...

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...

Plateau of a Million Flowers: Kaas

A stunning spectacle of nature Twenty-five kms from the bustling city of Satara lies a pristine ecosystem nestled in the Sahyadri Mountains. Known as the...

Turmeric: The Golden Spice

Turmeric is the original multi-purpose product – cook with it, use it as disinfectant, use it in cosmetics and even dye clothes with it....

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 Quest for Power and Dignity

The Bundelas gave their names to a dialect of Hindi and an entire geo-cultural region and left behind a legacy of art, architecture and...

Lachit Barphukan- The Man Who Routed The Moghuls

From high atop his perch in the well-fortified Itakhuli fort, Lachit Barphukan the supreme commander of the Ahom army, watched the vast Mughal forces...

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...