Rajasthan

Cong 102
BJP 72
RLM 0
OTH 25

Madhya Pradesh

Cong 109
BJP 111
BSP 4
OTH 6

Chhattisgarh

Cong 60
BJP 23
JCC 5
OTH 2

Telangana

TRS-AIMIM 85
TDP-Cong 23
BJP 3
OTH 8

Mizoram

MNF 24
Cong 6
BJP 1
OTH 9
*Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

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Alexander the Great vs the Morose Monks in India

In yet another colourful encounter, 10 gymnosophists (the Greek word for Jains!) were captured and brought to Taxila. Since they had a reputation for cleverness and wit, Alexander thought to play a game with them. He declared that he would ask each of them a question, and put to death the one who had the worst answer.

How did ancient Indians fight?

The original name for chess, which was originally invented in ancient India, was Chaturang, from the Chaturang Bal. It is quaint to think that the pieces of chess even today follow this system of fourfold force.

Back to the future: Nose jobs from ancient India

Soldiers' noses, symbols of pride, were common targets in battle. They were also frequently amputated as legal punishment for many crimes, including adultery.

When the former PM played Holi in a foreign land and more fun tales of Nehru

In 1958, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru spent a night in Rangoon, Burma en route to the Bandung Conference. The next day was Holi.

The opulent Mughal cities on wheels

The march would start with an incredible amount of fanfare. The heavy artillery always went first, and with it a boat was carried to ferry the monarch across any rivers.

Crazy things the Greeks actually saw in ancient India!

The Greeks noted that there was no slavery in that part of India that they saw, saying "This is a great thing in India, that all inhabitants are free, not a single Indian being a slave."

Make History Fun Again: When Netaji turned Italian

When British Singapore fell to the Japanese on Feb 15, 1942, Bose made his first open broadcast to India saying, "This is Subhash Chandra Bose speaking to you over the Azad Hindi Radio…the fall of Singapore means the collapse of the British Empire… and the dawn of a new era in Indian history."

Rassundari Devi: The secret student who defied society

We know exactly how she felt, because much, much later, Rassundari Devi would go on to write the very first autobiography in Bengali.

What do you know about this cursed stone?

Can you guess how these four men are connected—Nadir Shah, John Lawrence, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Prince Albert?

The cranky Indian prince who invented kung fu

At the Shaolin monastery, Bodhidharma saw that the monks were weak from meditation and fasting. He taught them the martial arts he had learned as a young prince…similar to Kalaripayattu! This gave birth to the famous kung-fu warrior monks of Shaolin!

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