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Meet India's Mona Lisa
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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 ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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The Pakistan Problem: The Long Term Option

'The best course for India is to wait out the implosion that is bound to take place in Pakistan sooner than later.'We have to ensure that the fallings debris from a collapsing State does not damage us,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: Family members, Indian Army soldiers and locals in Kupwara carry the body of JCO Mohammad Ashraf Mir, the Kashmiri soldier who was martyred in the terrorist attack at the Sunjuwan army camp attack. Photograph: Umar Ganie The second week of February saw ...
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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.com2 months ago

How power was transferred in the Mughal empire

The cardinal rule for Mughal princes was 'Ya Takht, Ya Takhta' (the throne or the funeral pyre).The princes went to battle against their brothers, even their father, to become emperor, points out Syed Firdaus Ashraf.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com On the Gujarat election trail this week, Narendra D Modi likened Rahul Gandhi's elevation as Congress president to the passing of the crown from one Mughal emperor to his son, meaning a perk of dynasty. History, however, makes it clear that ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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What 26/11 taught us about Pakistan

'Peace talks with Pakistan are like accepting a dinner invitation from cannibals and hoping to return alive,' says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). IMAGE: A visual that will not fade away. Mumbai's iconic Taj Mahal hotel is shrouded in smoke and fire during the 26/11 terror attacks.Photograph: Reuters As the country marks the ninth anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, there is much that has changed and much that hasn't. Surely, the country is better prepared to face a similar attack ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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