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The Tripunithura Hill Palace, the erstwhile residence of the maharajas of Cochin and now an archaeological museum. Photo: Alamy

The crown without a royal head

4 min read . 30 Jun 2018
A late 19th century, French-influenced house in Chandannagar with a sweeping staircase. Photo: Sugato Mukherjee

Small towns, storied pasts

5 min read . 22 Dec 2017
Alexander the Great captured around 180,000 talents of gold from the conquered Persian palaces alone, which would be worth somewhere around $200 billion today. Photo: Mint<br />

A hunger for profits

3 min read . 03 Feb 2015