In today's world, travelling from Mumbai to Pune or vice versa is a breeze. For those of us who remember the two-lane road and its serpentine traffic jams, the Expressway came as a much needed relief. But connectivity between the two cities has a long and interesting history. A history involving war, Wellesley, metalled roads,... Continue Reading →

The backbone of the British Empire was the army it created in India. It had one of the best cavalry and armed soldiers amongst all its colonies comprising of Indian and British soldiers. The British Army ensured that the subjects and the slaves lived in constant fear and retribution. Hence, the 1857 ‘War of Independence’... Continue Reading →

The role of the INA is often under rated when we discuss India’s freedom struggle. It singularly threatened to achieve what the British Empire was mortally scared of — a repeat of the events of 1857, with the added advantage of a highly-trained and modernised army. It is with relation to this INA that we... Continue Reading →

Prosperity drew many a traveler from Europe to the shores of India ! Portuguese , French , Germans , Spaniards , Italians as also Hungarians , Polish and the odd Russian all can be found. Read this article by me , originally published in DNA , to know more about these intrepid travellers. European travellers... Continue Reading →

The brave Rajput who challenged Aurangzeb's rule and freed Jodhpur from the clutches of the Mughal empire. Read the complete article by me in DNA --> Durgadas Rathod Aneesh Gokhale is the published author of two books and numerous articles. His books can be purchased at --> Amazon India

The Senapati of the kingdom of Koch Behar led many victorious military campaigns. He also gave protection to Shrimant Shankaradeva and rebuilt the destroyed Kamakhya temple in Guwahati. Read more about him in this article by me , originally published in DNA : Chilarai - Swift as a kite Koch warrior

In this article, originally published in IndiaFacts website, I take a look at the laughable nonsense in a NCERT textbook passing off as "facts" . Photos of relevant pages have been added and a fact based refutal follows. This article details how the British could gain supremacy only after fighting many battles against the Marathas... Continue Reading →

What does " Alternate History" mean to me ? What is a layman's approach to history and how should that be addressed in my opinion ? A short essay by me , published in DNA  -- > There are two sides to a coin

Jaichand is today a name synonymous with treachery. But what exactly did he gain by siding with Ghori ? A comfortable life one would reckon ? Find out in this article by me , published in DNA -->  What happened to Jaichand of Kannauj

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