Once a Mysorean military base, Sultan Bathery's Jain temple bears witness to the tribulations of Wayanad and its people
Sultan Bathery's Jain temple has seen the changing fortunes of Wayanad, from its position on Jain cultural networks, to the region's invasion by Tipu Sultan, to the large scale settlement of Malayalis in the modern era.
'A reminder of the high points in Indian art': William Dalrymple on curating Company paintings exhibition in London
A new show at the Wallace Collection in London, Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East India Company, curated by historian William Dalrymple showcases the extraordinary oeuvre of Indian artists for the first time ever.
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey, speaking in LS, claims GDP has no relevance, should not be treated like Bible, Ramayan and Mahabharat
Before Nishikant Dubey, Adhir Ranjan Chowdury, Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha, attacked the government over the falling GDP numbers.
GDP nosedives to 6-year low: Economy needs rooted policy wonks, not supercops with harsh approach to macroeconomics
The NDA government's acts, be it the controversial demonetisation of high-value currency notes in 2016 or the introduction of the IBC, displayed a fetish for a supercop mentality or an obsession with seeing itself as a torch-bearer for a market economy.
Laal Kaptaan movie review: Saif Ali Khan throws himself into a Naga sadhu role in an overwritten, underdeveloped film
Laal Kaptaan had all the pieces to craft an effectual Indian western but it falters on a visually over-told story.
William Dalrymple on writing The Anarchy, his history of the East India Company's conquest of the subcontinent
Through William Dalrymple’s enjoyable history of the East India Company, a study in contrasts emerges: the juxtaposition of the Company’s rise in India with the Mughal empire’s collapse, the personalities of the emperor Shah Alam and Robert Clive, and quite importantly, the perception of the ‘Raj’ in India versus the reality of a corporate, profit-driven enterprise being at the helm.
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy: How Chiranjeevi’s period drama portrays patriotism for a contemporary audience
By tracing the origin of an uprising in the mid-19th century AD, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy gives insight into how discontent starts a mass movement for change.
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy director Surender on making his first period film epic, and working with Chiranjeevi
"We had to strike a balance between the grandeur and realism required to make Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy," says director Surender Reddy.
Ahead of the release, the crew of Chiranjeevi-starrer Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy reveals how they brought alive the story of Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy.
William Dalrymple’s The Anarchy offers a vivid reconstruction of Indian history under East India Company
William Dalrymple's new book The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence and the Pillage of an Empire deals primarily with the East India Company, its history and doings in India, concluding with its final triumph when it defeated the Marathas and directly or indirectly controlled all of India under Richard Wellesley
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Predicting weather is hard: A brief history of the National Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasting
NCMWRF, founded in the 20th century, was among the first Indian institutions to acquire a supercomputer, in 1989.
162nd anniversary of First War of Independence: It's high time India rebuilds social fabric British destroyed with imperialism
The destruction of India’s traditional educational system and replacing it with a colonial education system was one of the most effective tactics adopted by the British in the wake of 1857 mutiny.
Rani Laxmibai is said to have fought the British till the bitter end. After escaping from Jhansi, she succumbed to her injuries while fighting the forces at Gwalior.
The first place of public worship for the followers of the Anglican Church came up on Christmas day, 300 years ago, in the form of St Thomas’ Church.
Priyadarshan's trilingual, Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham, revolves around Kunhali Marakkar, the famous naval chief of the Zamorin of Calicut, the monarch of Kozhikode
In the Mulberry Courtesan, Sikeena Karmali weaves the story of a young woman in Bahadur Shah Zafar's crumbling empire
The Mulberry Courtesan is a feminist book and yet Laale’s narrative is overshadowed by the twilight of the Mughal Empire
Meer Jafar Ali Khan's historic battle against East India Company for flouting Treaty of Surat chronicled in new book
In Surat: Fall of a Port, Rise of a Prince, Moin Mir chronicles how Meer Jafar Ali Khan battled the East India Company in British Parliament for violating the terms of the Treaty of 1800 | #FirstCulture
Afterlife of Battle of Koregaon more important than life of event as Maharashtra's Dalit-Maratha clashes show
The Battle of Koregaon, as a specific episode in the Anglo-Maratha Wars of the 18th and 19th Centuries, needs no historical introduction
One dead as violence hits Bhima Koregaon event marking 200th anniversary of Mahars' victory over Peshwas
The event to mark 200th anniversary of the Bhima Koregaon battle in Pune district, in which forces of the East India Company defeated Peshwa's army, was marred by incidents of violence today, with at least one person getting killed.