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India's Capital, New Delhi, Was Inaugurated 91 Years Ago

India's Capital, New Delhi, Was Inaugurated 91 Years Ago

New Delhi was born on December 12, 1911, during a grand ceremonial 'Durbar' here when British monarch King George V had announced the shifting of the capital away from Calcutta.

13 February 2022
Shimla's Fading Heritage: Colonial-Era Cemeteries Lie Neglected Amid Heaps Of Garbage And Trespassers

Shimla's Fading Heritage: Colonial-Era Cemeteries Lie Neglected Amid Heaps Of Garbage And Trespassers

For the grandchildren of foreigners interred in Shimla, reaching the town to visit the graves of their loved ones is often a frustrating and painful journey...

17 November 2021

Nihangs: All You Need To Know About This Sikh Sect

Despite growing power of the Sikh misls (fighting units) in the 18th century, the Akali Nihang bands continued to renounce power and cultivated self-discipline...

Shimla's Coolies Are Vanishing Into Oblivion

Shimla's Coolies Are Vanishing Into Oblivion

It was the British who brought thousands of coolies to Shimla when they turned the place into the summer capital of India.

19 October 2021

How A Line On A Map Broke Cut Through Bengal 74 Years Ago

For Tripti Sircar nee Roy Chowdhury the joy of gaining freedom from the British rule on August 15, 1947, ended in shock and dismay three days later when news...

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