Indian History – The forgotten Kings & Queens #2

Kings & Queens, Lachit Borpukhan

There is much to Indian history than Akbar, Ashoka and Allauddin Khilji. Here is a tweet thread to list out some UNKNOWN Indian Kings & Queens.

Indian History – distorted and how !!

Last year I saved a tweet from Rakesh Simha that mentioned the number of years different dynasties have ruled in India. Here it is – This is the unfortunate reality … that our children learn just the recent history of India and that too a “Mughal Centric” history. I have no problems with the Mughals, … Read more

Adityahridayam by Vyoma Labs

A day after the lockdown was announced, it was the start of Vasanta Navaratri or Chaitra Navaratri. We never knew that Navratri came twice !! Ofcourse we knew that Navratri is celebrated twice in the north, but didn’t know that it was also celebrated twice in the south. Swapna had told me about Vyoma Labs … Read more

Dholavira – 3500 BCE

I picked this article about the fascinating ruins of Dholavira from the TOI e-paper, a few days back. While presenting the budget, our Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that five archaeological sites will be developed as “iconic” destinations. These five sites are – Rakhigarhi, Hastinapur, Shivsagar, Dholavira and Adichaunallur. For a history buff like me, … Read more

5 countries – one more off the list @ 50

On my list of 50 things to do this year as I turned 50 was visiting 5 countries. We managed to do that during our September trip. Usually we end up spending time in one country or a couple of countries at best, but when we travelled to Europe last year, we realised that we … Read more

Varadaraja Perumal Temple and Getwell Anjaneyar

In Feb this year we visited Tirunelveli to celebrate Amma’s 75th birthday and we did it as a surprise for her. The house where the entire Tiruvadi Iyengar family was born and raised is on Sannathi Street and this is the house that my great grandmother Onnama (her name was Padmasini, but she was fondly … Read more

Germany Day 2 – Hamburg Walks

Sept 2, 2018 We came to Hamburg yesterday from Edinburgh. While we have transited through Frankfurt many times as we went to the US or returned to India, we haven’t visited any city in Germany. Our tour of Germany starts from Hamburg. I had booked us on the “Discover Hamburg” walk on the Berlin Walks website that … Read more