Why is Vivekananda Museum called the Ice House of Madras? | Chennai
ADMIN , November 2, 2020 , Comments Off on Why is Vivekananda Museum called the Ice House of Madras? | Chennai
How did the British deal with the unrelenting heat of Indian summers in the 1800s? This is a fascinating story from the history of an enterprising young American and his successful venture that brought much joy and relief to the British in India. This short video takes you to an unusual building at the Marina beach in Chennai – the Vivekanandar Illam, also called the Ice House of Madras. Read this article for the story of Frederic Tudor, and his unique business that got him the moniker of Ice-king.
Alai Minar: The victory tower of Alauddin Khilji | Qutub Minar, Delhi
ADMIN , October 30, 2020 , Comments Off on Alai Minar: The victory tower of Alauddin Khilji | Qutub Minar, Delhi
The Alai Minar at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Qutub Minar complex in Delhi has stood unfinished for over 700 years. What’s its story? This video takes you back in history to the time of Alauddin Khilji, the ambitious and ruthless king of Delhi Sultanate who built this tower. Was Alauddin Khilji really the religious fanatic that he is made out to be?
Yale and its Madras connection | St. Mary’s Church, Chennai
ADMIN , November 3, 2020 , Comments Off on Yale and its Madras connection | St. Mary’s Church, Chennai
What connects Yale University in Connecticut with St. Mary’s Church in Chennai, India? Here’s an interesting story from history… Yale University is named after Elihu Yale, a Governor of Madras, India. But his professional and private lives were scandalous and he was eventually removed from the Governorship for his illegal trading. So why was Yale university named after him? You can read more about the Yale controversy in this blog.
Ministry of Tourism: Lesser-known stories of India’s struggle for In...
ADMIN , December 6, 2020 , Comments Off on Ministry of Tourism: Lesser-known stories of India’s struggle for Independence
Have you heard the story of the fearsome queen of Sivaganga who defeated the British? Do you know why a garden in Mumbai carries the name of a British journalist? What does an obscure house in Madurai have to do with an iconic image of the Indian independence movement? Storytrails, in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, presents ‘Lesser-known stories of India’s struggle against the British’. Listen to the stories of men and women who fought against the British; stories of courage and hope; of events that unfolded at different points in time; and stories that history books often miss.
- Alai Darwaza – Qutub Minar Complex, Delhi NOVEMBER 21, 2020
- Marking History through British buildings NOVEMBER 17, 2020
- The last great queen of Travancore NOVEMBER 7, 2020
- Brahmi and the evolution of scripts OCTOBER 15, 2020
- The Cambodian King of Kanchipuram OCTOBER 14, 2020
- James Prinsep – the man who read the writing on the wall OCTOBER 10, 2020
- Mariamman – the Village Goddess who travelled SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
- Misnamed Monuments of Mamallapuram SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
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