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Alokparna Das


Tales from the Labyrinth: Exploring Delhi’s history through baithaks, walks and some adventure
Sun, Aug 10, 2014

Historical storytelling isn’t as simple as it sounds; while facts need to be as accurate as possible, finding interesting ways to tell them as stories is a constant challenge.

Theatre walk: A mughal story unfolds as you move with characters
Wed, Jul 23, 2014

A theatre walk takes the route less travelled as it lifts cues from history to tell a story

On his blog, how to back history up with Puranas
Wed, Jul 16, 2014

This is from the latest post on the blog of Y Sudershan Rao, the newly appointed ICHR chairperson.

Lone voter looks for polling booth
Wed, Dec 04, 2013

Ujaar Khera is home to only a lone voter,73-year-old Hari Nath. He got his voter ID card three years ago.

Retiring with the Telegram
Sun, Jul 21, 2013

End of telegram service is a rite of passage for operator Usha Gautam too

June 1857 in the house of Hindu Rao
Sun, Jun 23, 2013

The Sirmoor Battalion stationed there was attacked by sepoys during the revolt

Weekend home: Know the costs
Sat, Nov 03, 2012

A weekend getaway comes with its own set of challenges and costs that if not factored in,can ruin both the investment and the promise of stress-free living

A queen’s magnificent church
Sun, Sep 02, 2012

The presence of Begum Samru,regarded as the only Roman Catholic ruler in Indian history,can be felt in Sardhana’s buildings

Holiday homes: More than just a weekend getaway
Sat, Aug 25, 2012

Second homes have emerged as a new investment avenue,promising good returns

Mathura’s well-kept secret
Sun, Aug 05, 2012

The Braj Foundation has restored Koile Ghat,the spot from where Vasudev crossed Yamuna carrying baby Krishna on his head

A memorial for Mukesh
Sun, Jul 29, 2012

The name Mukesh does not sound familiar here.

A home for books
Sun, Jun 24, 2012

Agatha Christie sits next to Roget’s Thesaurus,and Japuji Saheb is placed next to a translation of the Torah.

The depths of history
Sun, Jun 10, 2012

A pond discovered near Vrindavan can throw up new facts on the use of iron in those times

Science,in Urdu
Sun, May 20, 2012

A small portion of his house in Zakir Nagar functions as the editorial-cum-circulation office of a monthly journal that Dr M Aslam Parvaiz has been bringing out for the past 18 years.

A Slice of the Raj
Sun, Apr 29, 2012

An old-age home for Anglo Indians in Delhi is a peaceful island.

Where writing is an art
Sun, Apr 22, 2012

He sits engrossed on a rickety bench,unmindful of the traffic and crowd that pass through this narrow road towards the Jama Masjid.

Stamp jurist
Sun, Apr 08, 2012

His degrees equipped Dr V K Gupta to become a lawyer and even a judge someday,but this former Delhi University law professor chose to become part of a different kind of jury.

Culture in a basement
Sun, Mar 04, 2012

It’s perhaps the most unlikely place to find a research library on Indian culture and traditions.

Coin Corner
Sun, Jan 22, 2012

Hobby Corner in Chandni Chowk is for those who treat collecting coins as more than a hobbySikh Museum.

History on course
Sun, Dec 04, 2011

The 10-odd monuments scattered inside the Delhi Golf Club are like pieces of one puzzle. To begin with they are mostly out of bounds and one needs special permission from the Club authorities to enter the premises.

A corner of Bengal
Sun, Sep 18, 2011

Next to the historic Kashmiri Gate,opposite the old Ritz cinema on the Boulevard Road stands a heritage building that played host to Noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore way back in 1932.

Freedom Diaries
Sun, Aug 14, 2011

The setting seems straight out of Ahmed Ali's 1940 novel Twilight in Delhi .

A season of patangbazi and jalebis
Sun, Aug 14, 2011

Time was when kite-flying was an integral part of the Independence Day celebrations in the city.

A rare find
Sun, Aug 07, 2011

Finding Hazrat Shah Waliullah Public Library is almost like a treasure hunt.

Where women wrestle for glory
Sun, Jul 10, 2011

It is 4.30 in the morning and Sapna is all set to start her practice. Children of their age group may still be fast asleep,but 20-odd girls have already assembled at Shyam Mandir amphitheatre in Pochanpur village,located at one end of Dwarka,to train under Vinod Rathi.