Rudra Singha Originally published in DNA on 26 Feb 2017 When we speak of medieval Assam, Lachit Barphukan is perhaps the only name known to us, for his exploits against the Mughals. But the person who took Assam to its cultural and political zenith was a king named Rudra Singha, who ruled between 1696 and... Continue Reading →

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 a cup of tea would seem rude to many people! Let us see how tea began it’s journey in the jungles of Assam as a... 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

  Disclaimer : This post has not been written by me. It is reproduction of an essay authored by historian Narhar Kurundkar. It is one of the best analysis of Chhatrapati Shivaji , and originally intended as the Preface to Shrimaan Yogi. The greatness of Shivaji and his limitations must be understood clearly. It is... Continue Reading →

For three centuries from 712 AD to 1001 AD, Indian kings kept Arab invaders at bay ! A totally unknown part of history , how an arc of Indian kings from Kashmir to Karnatak kept invaders at bay. The full article was published on DNA . Read here : Defeat of Arab invasion Check out my... Continue Reading →

The great Ahom king Rudra Singha had mobilised 4 lakh soldiers to invade Mughal-ruled Bengal, but his untimely death at Guwahati stalled the campaign Read my full article in DNA Newspaper  - Rudra Singha Check out my book on Lachit Barphukan at Amazon India

Some days ago, I was invited for a Google Hangout session by a group of IIT Delhi and IIT Roorkee students, some of them associated with a group named Vision India foundation. It was indeed a privilege and honour for me to interact with them. A big thank you to Shubham Kumar for organizing the... Continue Reading →

The Evolving Idea of India – Revisiting History The following write up of mine was published in a publication by IPPAI ­ a Delhi based organisation / think tank . Was also invited to speak at their Goa seminar (IPPAI's Regulator's and Policymakers Retreat , Marriot Hotel , Goa) but couldn't make it unfortunately. Extremely... Continue Reading →

I had been on one 'offbeat ' trek with the trekking group  ' Offbeat Sahyadris ' before . It is something I like about this group , of doing treks other than well trodden routes . Its certainly their USP . So when Priti asked whether I could come for a trek from Valvan to... Continue Reading →

Sample pages from  ” Sahyadris to Hindukush “ Chapter 3 — Jirga , Kandahar   The dry brown-red cedar leaf crunched under the horse’s hoof, splintering into a hundred pieces with a distinct crackle. Rehmat Khan Barakzai, astride the sturdy Arabian horse, wrapped his keffiyah closer to his face, to protect himself from the chilly... Continue Reading →

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