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Imran Khan has a new job — to teach Pakistan history and science. Except he gets it all wrong

From claiming Africa is a country to talking about Chinese trains that run in ‘speed ki light’, Imran Khan is re-educating Pakistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers an address on the occasion of Buddha Purnima Thursday | Photo: ANI

Modi is sailing smooth now, but history won’t be kind to him

Modi may continue to win elections for a while, but what will he really be remembered for in the long run, besides his amazing ability to command votes?
A statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji | Commons

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who championed a ‘Hindavi Swarajya’, wasn’t against Islam

On his 340th death anniversary, a look at Shivaji's relationship with Islam & Muslims while he built a Maratha empire that extended from Pakistan to Tamil Nadu.
Maharana Sangram Singh Riding a Prize Stallion | 1712 | The Met Museum

Art to sacrifices: How the horse became important in 18th century India

Horses in the 18th century even had their own portraits and manuals. This was also the time the Mughal empire was declining.
Sharad Pawar and Amit Shah

Not Amit Shah nor Pawar, history’s Chanakya was more than just an Indian Machiavelli

Chanakya was remodelled as an Indian Machiavelli by Europeans and nationalist historians. But in history, we find three Chanakyas.
A regional library in Bengal | Photo: Nidhi Shukla

Now online — where to find rare journals and articles from British-ruled India

A newly launched database of journals & articles from 1837-1947 seeks to connect history buffs with op-eds from India’s colonial past.

Scientists have found East Asian Monsoon is over 145 million yrs old, predates Himalayas

Earlier, the general consensus was that monsoon came into being around 23 million years ago.
The day Kashmir acceded to India in 1947 | Commons

How, on this day 72 years ago, Jammu & Kashmir agreed to become a part of India

Maharaja Hari Singh of Jammu & Kashmir signed the Instrument of Accession on 26 October 1947, in the midst of a tribal invasion supported by Pakistan.
File photo of Amitav Ghosh | Commons

Amitav Ghosh takes to Twitter to highlight why East India Company never went after Nepal

Author Amitav Ghosh, who has extensively explored the history of the subcontinent, points out that there is still Eurocentrism in the study of the subject.
A furnished bedroom

Your bed was not always the private space it now is

Before the 19th century, regular families crammed into beds, and sometimes kings used beds for official work.

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Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.