Vasco Da Gama: The Explorer Who Created New Pages of History
Vasco da Gama was a Portuguese explorer who sailed from Europe to India. This particular traveler's account is so famous that almost all of us have heard his name. This story interestingly traces his journey and discoveries.
Ancient India Chronicled Through the Sands of Arab Travelers
This story is about two ancient travelers and their tales of exploration – Al Masudi was an Arab world historian, geographer, and adventurer. Ibn Faḍl Allāh al-'Umārī (1301 – 1349) was a Damascus-born Arab historian. This story about the two travelers helps us understand how ancient foreigners viewed India from their perspective.
Seema Parihar: The Dacoit Queen
Seema Parihar is a former bandit and politician from India. She was a Samajwadi Party member and Phoolan Devi was her inspiration. This is the story of her politics and her bravery.
History of Courtesan Culture: Chawri Bazaar
Chawri Bazaar, as it is now known, was a beautiful boulevard where cultured courtesans or tawaifs lived. Rich and powerful men from all over the country came to his bazaar in search of these women's companies. The history of the halcyon days of this industry, famous historic sites, and its renowned concubines will be discussed during the walk. This is a story about the courtesan culture of ‘Chawri Bazaar’ in Delhi. It's extremely interesting to note the historical relevance of these women and their impact on culture and society. They are widely misunderstood.
Srinagar: A History of its Colonial Exploitation.
The largest city and the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir, India, is called Srinagar. It is situated in the Kashmir Valley among the Dal and Anchar lakes and the Jhelum River, an Indus tributary. The natural surroundings, gardens, waterfronts, and houseboats of the city are well-known.
Darjeeling: The Queen of Hills
With the snow-capped Kanchenjunga apex overlooking the town, lush tea gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage toy train, and a nice climate all year, the 'Queen of Hills' is an ideal destination that combines picturesque landscape with an incredibly exhilarating experience. This is a story about the interesting history of the hill station Darjeeling. The origin of its meaning, the wars that ensued for conquest, and how the hill station came to be what it is today.
Popular Characters of Indian Comics
Comics have always been a huge part of popular culture. The Indian comic world is vibrant and creative with several fun characters. Children as well as adults can enjoy comics enamoured by the colourful characters that have massive fandoms. This article is about some of the most popular characters in Indian comics.
The Inception of Champak
The Delhi Press Group has been putting out the well-known biweekly children's magazine Champak in India since 1969. Champak competes with the Tinkle and Chandamama magazine brands from Amar Chitra Katha and Geodesic. It is published twice each month and introduced Champak Plus, a monthly school magazine.
Amar Chitra Katha: A History
Amar Chitra Katha is one of the most famous comic series in Indian History. Why and how was this popular series about Indian mythology created? How did it become what it is today? This story traces the journey of Amar Chitra Katha from its inception to the present times
Cosmopolitanism in Indian Art Through a Historical Lens
Cosmopolitanism is a cultural phenomenon of our society that is often denoted by its openness to other cultures, traditions, people, beliefs, and traditions. In the scenario of Indian art, we find that the diversity and relatability and cosmopolitanism of Indian art, its origin and existence have not been explored amply. Who were the patrons of ancient art in India? How has that changed now and what does art translate to, to people of 21st century India? We do not have conclusive historical evidence to quantify what these questions ask. This article delves deeper into this question.