Culture and History

Articles that details the rich cultural heritage and history of India

Did you know? Kishore Kumar was banned by Indira Gandhi from singing on the radio for refusing to obey her orders during Emergency

A few days after Indira Gandhi had declared Emergency, the then Information and Broadcasting minister VC Shukla, a close aide of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, wanted Bollywood to…

National Gallery of Australia to hand over 14 artefacts to Indian Govt, most of them were looted from India

Nick Mitzevich, director of NGA said that Australia decided to return these artefacts because of the good relations it shares with India

Why His Holiness the Dalai Lama deserves the Bharat Ratna: India will be honouring its own traditions of Karuna and Ahimsa

The life and message of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been an example of the principle of 'Nishkama Karma Yoga' from the Bhagwat Gita.

How Jains observe penance, to express solidarity with the millions of animals that are slaughtered on Bakrid

Jains across the world observe a difficult fast, Ayambil or refrain from consuming dairy products as a mark of tribute to the slaughtered animals.

Baji Prabhu Deshpande: The Maratha warrior who sacrificed his life for Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

Today is the 361st punyathiti(death anniversary) of Maratha warrior Baji Prabhu Deshpande, who laid down his life in the famous rearguard battle of Pavankhind to save Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Rathayatra special: The story of the wedding of a princess from the South and the Gajapati of Kalinga

On the day of the Rathayatra, the Gajapati ruler of Kalinga becomes a sweeper for one day when the emperor sweeps the chariot of Mahaprabhu with a golden handled broom…

New Book on The Block: IIM-A alumnus Ami Ganatra and her journey to becoming an author with ‘Mahābhārata Unravelled’

Ami Ganatra, a new author on the block has come up with her much-awaited soon-to-be-released book 'Mahābhārata Unravelled.’

Dalai Lama’s 86th birthday: How the Tibetan spiritual leader escaped persecution and outsmarted China to cross over to India 62 years ago

Dalai Lama XIV or Tenzin Gyatso as he is known with his worldly name was born on 6 July 1935 to a small farming family in the small hamlet of…

Being a Hindu: The history and politics of how an ancient way of life survived centuries of repression, invasion and persecution

Hindus have been attacked for more than a millennia by Greeks, Sultans, Mughals, British and others at various times

Ganga Dussehra – The day River Ganga descended upon the Earth

Every year, on 10th day of Jyestha month (according to Hindu Calender) Ganga Dussehra is celebrated to mark the day on which Ganga came down to Earth