A piping hot cup of tea is something we routinely drink and also offer any and every guest. In fact, it is so common a courtesy, that not being offered … Continue reading Garden to Cup – A history of tea !
The Peshwa was a fifteen-year-old boy named Sawai Madhavrao. For the entertainment of the young Peshwa, a menagerie — a collection of birds and animals — had been set up … Continue reading The Peshwa’s private zoo !
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 … Continue reading The Bombay – Poona Road : Story of a highway !
Prosperity drew many a traveler from Europe to the shores of India ! Portuguese , French , Germans , Spaniards , Italians as also Hungarians , Polish and the odd … Continue reading European travelers in medieval India
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 … Continue reading Durgadas Rathod – Embodiment of valour
Pune of the 18th century was the focus of the Maratha empire. The city added ever new areas and the population boomed. Little wonder then, that the Peshwas were faced … Continue reading Katraj Aquaduct – Pune’s 18th century water supply
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 … Continue reading Chilarai – The swift – as – a- kite Koch warrior