Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022



Review: John Zubrzycki’s The Shortest History of India acts as an antidote to blinkered images of India’s past on social media

October 08, 2022 10:08 am

The book that compresses 5,000 years of the country’s history in less than 300 pages makes nuanced observations on aspects such as how religion shaped Indian history

Can you solve the world's oldest crossword puzzle from 1913?

October 21, 2022 5:57 pm

Warning: It’s a far cry from what you’re used to seeing in newspapers.

UPSC Essentials: Expert talk- History optional in UPSC-CSE has many advantages

May 19, 2022 8:49 pm

History is one of the most popular optional subjects among the aspirants of UPSC. S. Baliyan suggests best ways to prepare for this subject.

Bloomsbury India to publish novelist Anjum Hasan's next book

April 18, 2022 12:04 pm

The story of her upcoming novel revolves around Alif, a middle-aged and mild-mannered school teacher of history.

Mahavir Jayanti 2022 Date: History and significance of the Jain festival in India

April 13, 2022 12:49 pm

Mahavir Jayanti 2022 Date in India: Mahavir Jayanti usually falls in March or April, as per the Gregorian calendar. It also marks the 13th 'sud' day of the Chaitra month of the Jain calendar.

Happy Valentine's Day 2022: History, Importance, and significance

February 12, 2022 8:37 am

Its true origin is still very vague. The most famous belief is that Saint Valentine was a priest, who defied emperors' orders and secretly married couples to spare husbands from war.

‘Jeuje,’ ‘Zhoosh,’ ‘Zhuzh’: A word of many spellings, and meanings

February 03, 2022 6:37 pm

However it’s spelled, the word is used to convey what is often hard to: the act of adding an extra something special, a little oomph, to a dish, hairdo, outfit or any number of things. But where did it come from?

Volcanic eruptions contributed to collapse of ancient Chinese dynasties: Study

December 10, 2021 8:23 pm

Upon associating records of volcano explosions and dates of collapses, it was found that 62 out of 68 dynastic collapses were preceded by a volcanic eruption.

Of matching kurtas and coats: Coffee table book explores western influence on pre-Independence Punjab fashion

November 28, 2021 11:32 am

A new coffee table book explores in meticulous photographic detail how Indian, especially Punjabi, attire was transformed by western influence from the mid-19th century to pre-Independence 20th century and then on.

Black surfers reclaim their place on the waves

September 06, 2021 3:32 pm

But the competitive landscape is bound to become more diverse as more Black people train for and enter competitions, some with their eyes on the 2024 Olympics, experts say


Express Wanderlust: In pictures, the prehistoric burial site of Aihole

July 05, 2022 2:20 pm

Aihole is located about 445 km from Bengaluru and is a village on the right bank of the Malaprabha River in Hungund Taluk of Bagalkot district.

In pics: A virtual glimpse of 100 years of art practice

June 14, 2021 5:12 pm

The Edition 2 of The Centum Series by DAG presents a miscellany of Indian art featuring a hundred works by a hundred artists


Life inside the Red Fort, through the eyes of historian Rana Safvi

June 22, 2020 6:04 pm

At a special event introducing her latest book, Rana Safvi gave a tour of what Mughal life looked like inside the Red Fort.

Earthrise: 50 years ago, we saw the earth rise from space for the first time

June 22, 2020 6:07 pm

On Christmas Eve, 1968, astronauts orbiting the moon saw Earth rising for the first time.

Detailed scrutinization required to decipher Netaji's files: Netaji's family members

January 23, 2016 12:45 pm

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Granddaughter of Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti Rakshit on Saturday said that is a big question why files were kept untouched. She added that since the declassified files were not opened for a longer duration, they didn't have the opportunity to read them. She even Jawaharlal Nehru was "reluctant" to declassify the files. She further added that they were hopeful that they will know the truth. Bose's grand nephew, on the other hand, said it is not easy to read the history that was hidden and distorted for nearly 70 years and it required a detailed scrutinization. He said that the entire nation wanted to know about Netaji's death and the Prime Minister kept his promise.