Posts Tagged ‘India’

Cricketers are celebrities that often get limited to the controversies and talk about the sports itself. But here, we give you a chance to know which Indian Cricket Team Captain you would relate to the most. Read Democracy’s XI by Rajdeep Sardesai to more about your heroes in detail and their commitment to the sport.

You know the Indian women’s cricket has made a major breakthrough when the man in a suit thrusts a business card, introduces himself, and says, “Hi, I am Smriti Mandhana’s business manager!” We are in the national capital at an India Today’s Mind Rocks event, a celebration of youth power. Lined up is a ‘star’...

Dirty air is truly democratic. It cuts across caste and class barriers. Everyone breathes it and therefore everyone should have a strong interest in cleaning it up.  What do you do when it harms you just to breathe? Year after year, Delhiites dread this time of year. The festival of lights turns into the festival of...

In this extract from How India Sees the World, India’s foremost China expert Shyam Saran decodes the secrets behind how the Chinese think and presents a sweeping history of the relationship – and border dispute – between India and China. Take a look: Deception as an instrument of statecraft is common to several...

An Indian empire at the peak of its power. Everyone wants a share of the riches of Nagapattinam. When a Greek pirate ship sails in to loot the wealth of the Cholas, it is brutally defeated by the navy and forced to pay a compensation. A payment that includes a twelve-year-old girl, Aremis. Here is an excerpt from the...

We know you haven’t had an affair with your History books after your board exams, eons ago, but dust them off and take a quiz to test your knowledge. Revisit with us the glory and shine of ancient India with its kings, kingdoms, and war.

If you’ve ever taken the Metro in New Delhi, you probably know that to make your commute smooth, you need a distraction. While most people prefer to use their smartphones, a Delhi-based couple is attempting to change that. Writer Shruti Sharma and her husband Tarun Chauhan are leaving book all over the city’s...

We all have that one person in our life. The Quintessentially Annoying Aunty. Perhaps he’s an uncle in your case? An (over) involved neighbor or a benevolent relative? You can spot them from a mile away. The bling, the love handles and the crystal encrusted saree. Any attempt to blend into the scenery or the...

A lot has been written about Chhatrapati Shivaji’s battles and military successes, viz. the slaying of the giant Afzal Khan, the night raid on Shaista Khan, the defeat of Kartalab Khan in Umbarkhind and many such battles. A lot too has been written about his escape from Agra and his coronation. These are the...

Have you ever been to an Indian thana, say in Pipli or Nidadavolu? Go on. Step inside. Be brave. You will be raped in twenty-seven languages and a million dialects. You will be spat on. You will drink urine. And if you are lucky, you will die. But if you are reading this there’s a good chance you are not among the...