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Sitting on Chandragupta Maurya's throne
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Sitting on Chandragupta Maurya's throne

Everything here is precious, but there are no 'Do not touch' signs. No velvet ropes or airport-like barricades that prevent onlookers from crossing the line.Chandragupta Maurya's singhasan (throne) wants you to sit on it.Sher Shah Suri's big tarazu (weighing scale) wants you to stand in it.A bird's nest wants you to swing in it.An excavation site wants you to dig beneath the earth.And the Nalanda ruins want you to touch so that you can feel the texture of bricks dating back ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Meet India's Mona Lisa

One of the best stories coming out of Bihar is a meeting place for Chandragupta Maurya, Buddha, Ashoka, Sher Shah Suri and India's Mona Lisa.Rediff.com's Archana Masih dropped by.Photographs: Seema Pant IMAGE: A couple takes a picture in front of a map of Bihar made of Hindi and English words depicting people, places, rivers, festivals, food etc that the state is famous for. Everything here is precious, but there are no 'Do not touch' signs. No velvet ropes or airport-like barricades that ...
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How should India deal with Pakistan?

'We need to be in a perpetual state of aggression, and able to swiftly change the goal posts to keep Pakistan in a state of imbalance,' argues Sanjeev Nayyar. IMAGE: CRPF troopers during a gun battle with terrorists who attacked their camp in Karan Nagar, Srinagar, February 12, 2018. Photograph: Umar Ganie Over the weekend, terrorists attacked the Sunjwan army cantonment in Jammu, and six army personnel made the supreme sacrifice. Soon after, on Monday, February 12, the CRPF camp in Srinagar ...
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Emperor Akbar bought horses at this fair

Every year, for thousands of years, the Sonepur Mela, transforms a small rural town in north Bihar into a giant fair. Rediff.com's Archana Masih spent a day in the rural fair that once drew Chandragupta Maurya, Akbar, Shivaji and Rani Laxmibai to buy elephants and horses for their armies. Take a look ...
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An India like no other

Every year, for thousands of years, the Sonepur Mela, transforms a small rural town in north Bihar into a giant fair.Rediff.com's Archana Masih spent a day in the rural fair that once drew Chandragupta Maurya, Akbar, Shivaji, Rani Laxmibai and Kunwar Singh to buy elephants and horses for their armies -- and is something you may not have seen before.All Photographs: Seema Pant   Just as the year dies out, Sonepur, a small town in north Bihar, bursts into life."Sonepur is for the mela and ...
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