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, … 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 — … Continue reading The Peshwa’s private zoo !
Ramsej thus set a pattern for the Maratha-Mughal war. It is interesting to note, that between two forts, Ramsej near Nashik and Gingee in Tamil Nadu, … Continue reading Aurangzeb and the Siege of Ramsej
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 … 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 , … 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 –> … 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 … 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 … Continue reading Chilarai – The swift – as – a- kite Koch warrior
What does ” Alternate History” mean to me ? What is a layman’s approach to history and how should that be addressed in my opinion ? … Continue reading There are two sides to a coin
The Pratapgad campaign was a turning point in India’s history. Read on to find out why Woven it into a small conversation between two boys . Article published in DNA Chhatrapati Shivaji – Mighty strategist Continue reading Chhatrapati Shivaji – mighty strategist