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We decry the British for reducing India’s wealth drastically and leaving the country a pauper – and one of our biggest losses is the Kohinoor diamond. One of the largest diamonds in the world, it has a long history of bloodshed and intrigue even before the British stole it away.  What’s in a name? Legend has...

FRI Pyjamas Are Forgiving by Twinkle Khanna In the serene sanctuary of Kerala’s Shanthamaaya spa where food is rationed, sex forbidden and emotions centred, Anshu meets someone familiar and deeply unsettling – her ex-husband. Bittersweet, funny and wise, PYJAMAS ARE FORGIVING confirms Twinkle Khanna as one of our...

This is an excerpt from When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy. At once the chronicle of an abusive marriage and a celebration of the invincible power of art, WHEN I HIT YOU is a smart, fierce and courageous take on traditional wedlock in modern India. Read it for free on 17th October, 2021 at 7pm.  My mother has not...

Our childhood was populated by Shivaji’s tales of valour, but did you know that long before he was born, the Deccan was already an incredible place with an eclectic mix of warriors and intellectuals? Here are 3  incredible rulers from the Deccan you never knew about –  Krishnadeva Raya of...

Love in India is a complicated affair – and if anyone can understand it, it’s Indian writers! Check out 5 romance stories by Indian authors that’ll have you feeling butterflies in your stomach –  Blind Love by Swapna Sundaram Blind Love is about unexplainable yearnings of the heart. Despite her picture perfect...

Today’s world demands our attention for every second – but what happens when it becomes too much? Sadhguru tell us why we need to learn to disconnect –  The logical mind, which is the fundamental instrument through which you are trying to do everything, is only equipped to handle the duality of existence. The...

FRI Insights from Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki in 15 mins Rich Dad Poor Dad is Robert’s story of growing up with two dads — his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad — and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need...

As the situation in Lakhimpur Kheri intensifies, Priyanka Gandhi has been placed under house arrest in the nearby Sitapur district. Congress leaders are comparing her arrest to that of her grandmother, Indira Gandhi’s arrest in 1977. We explore what happened through an excerpt from ‘Indira: India’s Most Powerful...

Maharana Pratap remains one of our most iconic leaders and kings. But did you know that he almost wasn’t king? Here’s an excerpt from ‘Maharana Pratap The Invincible Warrior’ by Rima Hooja.  The horses were saddled and waiting at the outskirts of the rugged fort of Gogunda, nestled in the hills of Mewar....

Hurdles are a part and parcel of life – but Om Swami says, there are 3 major hurdles that everyone must overcome –  The Brahm Granthi The first knot and hurdle we face is just above our genitals – it is the Brahm Granthi, the desire to create. Everybody wants to create something more than they had before, it...