When the British tried mapping the Indian farmlands
The British had revenue settlements in place that could minimise their administrative costs. However, the British in their Mahalwari system took over a job, very opposite to their behaviour that would increase their costs by folds. Were the British up to their job?
From East India Company to British Raj
Napolean’s attack proved fatal for industries in England. The pressure on the British parliament to withdraw the exclusive right to ‘trade’ in India that was given to East India Company was immense. Will the century-old rule of EIC in India come to an end?
Britain, the East India Company and India
Do you know that the British East India Company was a private company that came to India with the purpose of trade? Yet a private company still need permission from their native homeland’s government. Explore the link between Britain, the middlemen- the East India Company, and India.
Phoolan Devi: The Bandit Queen
On February 14, 1981, the then Queen of Thieves, Phulan Devi, shot 20 Thakurs from the Behmai village in Kanpur’s Dehat area in Uttar Pradesh. An episode of revenge, the Behmai Massacre is one of the most gruesome violent attacks in India. Let us gather more about the truth behind this horrifying act.
A Mahar child with a Brahmin name
The most learned Indian politician of all time is also probably the most misunderstood one as well. He was the voice of the suppressed, the messiah of the backward class. His path was treacherous but when the going gets tough, the tough get going.
They say that fear is a strong crippling force that enables people to do things they don’t wish to. It’s considered the second strongest force in nature only second to faith. When faith is there, fear automatically disappears. But can Prahalad’s faith protect him against his antagonists?
A budget for the people from the God of budgeting
Let’s look at one of the most welcomed budgets of all time, the budget that is taken as the milestone for each year’s budget- the people’s budget by none other than Morarji Desai.
United Nations Day
The United Nations is the world’s biggest international organisation. 193 diverse countries, each of whom is concerned with their own interest, come together for one cause. How did it all begin?
Health is Wealth
Ayurveda is one of India’s oldest legacies. But what is it all about? On the occasion of Dhanteras, learn about a way of life that can get rid of the impurities in your body and the stress in your mind. This Dhanteras, spend time for your greatest wealth, your health.
The ‘fluff’ of the world, and the pride of India
Cotton is a loved product. A product that shares a golden history with India. Let’s see the journey of cotton balls from fields to wardrobes and from centuries-old ways to newer developments in the field of cotton.