Bengali New Year is primarily a Hindu festival, locally known as Poila Boisakh, or Nobo-borsho or Halkhata, which was established long before even Islam was born
Given the track record of Hindi cinema, it comes as no surprise that Kunal Kapoor is cast as Babur, a pale, slant-eyed, wispy-bearded, Chagatai-Turkic speaking foreign invader.
How Tuti-nama, an animal fable commissioned by Akbar, sheds light on the art, clothing, culture and people of its time
The paintings of the Tuti-nama depict scenes from the 52 stories told on successive nights by a pet parrot to beguile Khujasta, the wife of his owner, through the night so that she would be too enthralled to leave home to meet her lover and succumb to an adulterous affair.
Maharana Pratap Jayanti 2020: Narendra Modi, Venkaiah Naidu remember Rajput king who fought Mughals valiantly
Maharana Pratap had to go to a battle against Mughal emperor Akbar, shortly after his coronation
Ira Mukhoty on her book Akbar, and why the Mughal monarch remains, 'despite the current climate, a beloved figure'
In Akbar: The Great Mughal, writer Ira Mukhoty demystifies the 16th century ruler and sheds light on why he continues to hold sway on the culture and society of the subcontinent.
How cultural-political vision of BJP, RSS for new India is coded in Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget speech
While the Opposition was trying to shout down such mentions, the government was using a financial jargon and technicality-packed Budget speech as a code for the cultural agenda of new India.
The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Uttar Pradesh government on a PIL filed by Allahabad Heritage Society challenging the decision to change the rename the city of Allahabad to Prayagraj.
Manish Malhotra on designing over 500 costumes for Mughal-E-Azam, as musical enters its third season
"The tricky part in Mughal-E-Aazam: The Musical was the costumes had to look grand but not so much that they overpower the actors," says Manish Malhotra.
Priya Ramani gets bail in defamation case filed by MJ Akbar on surety of Rs 10,000; next hearing on 10 April
Journalist Priya Ramani on Monday got bail in the criminal defamation case filed against her by former Union minister MJ Akbar. He had sued her for defamation after several women, including Ramani, accused Akbar of sexual misconduct during his years as an editor and a journalist amid the #MeToo movement in India.
Journalist Priya Ramani is expected to appear in a Delhi court on Monday morning in connection with a defamation case filed by former Union minister MJ Akbar over allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him amid the #MeToo movement in India in 2018.
Starring John Abraham, Mouni Roy, Jackie Shroff, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi and Sikander Kher, Romeo Akbar Walter is a spy thriller based on true events from 1970s India
Jahangir, as Salim titled himself upon his accession, had been emperor about six years when he married Nurjahan.
The rivalry and conflict between Rajputs and Mughals, between Maharana Pratap and Emperor Akbar was not as tempestuous and bitter as it is made out to be today.
Allahabad to be renamed Prayagraj: Yogi Adityanath's bid to wipe Akbar's name off Indian history is problematic
Symbolism in denigrating a ruler like Akbar points towards a disturbing trend but that has been happening for quite sometime now. The BJP strategy is probably to belittle their (Muslim rulers and kings) importance and denounce them by "suspecting their 'Indian-ness'.
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi returns to Bollywood with John Abraham's spy thriller RAW: Romeo, Akbar, Walter
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi will come back on screen following nearly a decade long sabbatical in RAW, which is a true story set in 1971 India, the actress said
The chief minister added that the Rajput king was relevant even today. Adityanath also released a special edition of RSS magazine 'Avadh Prahri' on the occasion
On Amish Tripathi's attempt to connect India's past, present, and the Brahminism of his Ram Chandra series
If Amish Tripathi’s enormous popularity means that a sizeable part of the educated class shares his attitudes, it could be a cause for alarm | #FirstCulture
Sangeet Som's remarks on Taj Mahal: Twitter trolls BJP minister, Mamata calls it agenda to finish 'India's values'
Here is how politicians and most people on Twitter reacted to riot-accused BJP MLA Sangeet Som's remarks about the Taj Mahal.
A Sanskrit textbook being used in several CBSE-affiliated schools in Madhya Pradesh claims that India won the 1962 war with China.