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Sunday, February 28, 2021



From Khirki to Fathepur and ‘Sambhaji Nagar’, the many names of Aurangabad

January 12, 2021 9:01 am

Known for its Taj Mahal styled 17th-century marble Bibi ka Maqbara and ancient Ajanta-Ellora caves, the present-day Aurangabad was originally built in the early 16th century by Malik Ambar–an African slave turned warrior.

Aurangzeb not secular, says Uddhav Thackeray, spars with Cong over Aurangabad

January 09, 2021 9:34 am

Uddhav Thackeray's remarks assume significance with the Shiv Sena taking a different stance on secularism from its allies on this issue.

Gharanas, the anchor of Hindustani music spawned by Mughal decline

September 04, 2020 3:07 pm

The origin of the gharana tradition is traced back to the time when the Mughal empire was at its twilight, and art and culture of the court, disintegrated to find new homes in the princely states.

Supriya Gandhi: 'Difficult to call Dara Shukoh liberal or secular’

February 06, 2020 1:31 pm

The historian on why modern concepts can’t be read into the past, history as battleground and her new book on a romanticised Mughal prince.

Army detains three RR men over killing of soldier Aurangzeb

February 06, 2019 10:15 am

Reached for comment, Defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia told The Indian Express that “details are being ascertained” about the incident.

Dispute over samadhi at Vadhu Budruk: ‘Descendant’ wants construction at samadhi, cops tell him ‘seek govt nod’

September 14, 2018 2:32 am

Rajendra Gaikwad said he wanted to undertake construction work around the samadhi, claiming it was located on private land belonging to his family. But police urged him to wait for government orders.

After Indira Gandhi's comparison with Hitler, Congress says Modi is crueler than Aurangzeb

June 26, 2018 5:50 pm

Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma Tuesday criticised Union minister Arun Jaitley, saying drawing a parallel between Indira Gandhi and Adolf Hitler was an "absurd and outrageous" distortion of history.

BJP MP who changed Aurangzeb Road name receives Shivaji Award of Courage

February 10, 2018 1:21 pm

“Aaj ki bhasha mein Aurangzeb terrorist hai,” said BJP MP from east Delhi Maheish Girri, minutes after he received the Shivaji Award of Courage for “changing the name of Aurangzeb Road to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road”.

Aurangzeb was a 'terrorist' whereas Dara Shukoh stood for true Islamic values: BJP MP Maheish Girri

February 09, 2018 11:32 pm

"When it come to Dara (Shukoh), history has not been told or portrayed, the way it should have been. He stood for the true values of Islam unlike his brother, who was cruel and oppressed people," Maheish Girri told reporters.

Words are bridges

November 12, 2015 12:00 am

Polymath philologist Maulvi Muhammad Husain Azad’s work shows that Sanskrit and Persian have much in common.