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Love, Permanence And The Taj Mahal

Jan 11, 2022 Sharmila Bhowmick

The Taj Mahal, the Red Fort, the City Palace - why do old monuments draw lovers? What sanctity of timelessness does history lend that reassures a couple of permanence?

WWII Era Letter Written By 22-Year-Old Soldier To His Mom Gets Delivered 76 Years Later

Jan 07, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

US Army Sgt John Gonsalves, 22 wrote a letter to his mother which would sit unopened for more than 75 years before being found in a US Postal Service distribution facility in Pittsburgh.

Efforts On To Erase ‘Ganga Jamuni’ Culture Of India: Congress President Sonia Gandhi

Congress president Sonia Gandhi said: ‘divisive ideologies anchored in hate and prejudice and which had no role whatsoever to play in our freedom movement are now causing havoc on the secular fabric of our society’.

Uttar Pradesh: PM Modi Inaugurates Kashi Vishwanath Dham Corridor In Varanasi

Dec 13, 2021 PTI

Uttar Pradesh is slated to go for polls in February-March in 2022. Prime Minister Narendra Modi while inaugurating Kashi Vishwanath Dham Corridor in Uttar Pradesh, lauded the ‘civilizational heritage’ of Varanasi.

IAF Chopper Crash | India’s Tragic List Of Air Crashes

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Bipin Rawat, who was at the helm of India’s efforts to modernise the country’s warfare has been killed along with his wife Madhulika Rawat, and 11 others when Mi-17V5 helicopter of Indian Air Force crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu.

23 November, 2021

Madhya Pradhesh's Chief Minister Announces That Indore's Patalpani Railway Station Is To Be Named After Tribal Icon Tantya Bhil

Outlook Web Desk

Chouhan said tribes in the country and Madhya Pradesh have a glorious past and tribal heroes played a very important role in the freedom struggle. The British had made all efforts to end the pride of our tribes. The state government will restore that pride, he added.

14 October, 2021

Veer Savarkar Sought General Amnesty For All Political Prisoners: Grandson

Outlook Web Desk

Ranjit Savarkar, the grandson of Veer Savarkar said, among other things, that his grandfather sought general amnesty for all political prisoners.

17 September, 2021

Home Minister Amit Shah Remembers Martyrs On Hyderabad Liberation Day

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I bow to the brave martyrs who fought against the cruelties of Razakars and Nizams: Amit Shah

15 August, 2021

These Charming, Century-Old Stations In Bangalore Are Getting A New Lease Of Life

Ajay Sukumaran

While the stations represent a particular period in history, the region itself is home to a rich antiquity that traces back to Bangalore’s 16th century founder Kempe Gowda.

14 July, 2021

How Indian Scientists Solved The 400-Year-Old Murder Mystery Of Georgia’s Queen Ketevan

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Almost 400 years later, Indian archaeologists and molecular biologists provided scientific proof to confirm the account of the emperor’s court historian Eskander Beg Munshi that the queen was strangulated to death and buried in the city.

03 July, 2021

Big History And Pedagogy

Dr. Shankar Kumar

A persuasion for infusing Big History perspective to the restricted and specialised way in which we study things.


24 June, 2021

Top Gurjar Leader Issues Threat To Akshay Kumar Over Movie ‘Prithviraj’

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Call Prithviraj Chauhan a Gurjar king or face dire consequences, says top Gurjar leader

12 April, 2021

This Instagram Page Is Documenting South Asian History By Featuring The ‘Vanquished’

Intifada P Basheer

Brown History is a project initiated by Montreal-based electrical engineer, Ahsun Zafar. The Instagram page addresses a wide range of issues including colonialism, partition and racism.

01 February, 2021

Treasure Hunter Finds King Henry VIII’s Lost Crown Worth $2.5M After 400 Years

Outlook Web Bureau

The crown remained with King Henry till his death in 1547, after which, it was used for coronations of his children.

11 December, 2020

Remembering Professor VN Datta: A Quintessential Liberal

S. Irfan Habib

Dattasaab, as he was known in the academic world for decades, remained committed to the profession of a historian till the end.

02 December, 2020

British Indian Author Anita Anand’s Jallianwala Bagh Story Wins History Prize


The judges described it as a “genuine historical classic” which will be read for decades to come.

27 May, 2020

'Servant Of Sahibs' In Demand In Kashmir As India-China Face Off In Galwan Valley

Naseer Ganai

The stand-off in Galwan Valley reminds several social media users in Kashmir of 'Servant of Sahibs', a book by Ghulam Rassul Galwan, after whom the region -- nowadays in news because of Indo-China stand-off -- was named.


09 March, 2020

Holi Ceberations Of Sir Thomas Metcalfe

R. V. Smith

Rajas, nawabs, zamindars and seths came to Metcalfe residence in North Delhi, many of them from Chandni Chowk, to play Holi.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz