Culture

JLF London

Bridge India partners with JLF London, which bring its signature power-packed literary discourse to the city

Bridge India is delighted to be a Partner for JLF London at the British Library, organised by Teamwork Arts. The event will take from 7th to 9th June 2024. The...

Kashmir Series - The Dewans of Dogra Kingdom

The Powerful Dewans of Dogra Kingdom, Chancing Upon a Heritage and Discovering Answers to Historic Questions on Kashmir

In 2017 I received an email from a leadership trainer and reformer of school ecosystems. My good friend whom I also consider a mentor, Sandeep Dutt ji was told about...

The Leprosy Mission in India

Leprosy: The curable disease seen as a curse

The Leprosy Mission is the Charity Partner for our flagship Ideas for India conference, part of the annual India Week. While leprosy has been curable since the 1980s, existing laws...

Family Migration Stories in the Indus Basin, Kashmir’s Customary Laws - Venus Upadhayaya

Family Migration Stories in the Indus Basin, Kashmir’s Customary Laws and a Mysterious Murder

As a teen I once took a lifetime journey, trekking down from my picturesque village, through thick jungles to a river and then uphill to another village to meet children...

Competition for Sanskrit Manuscripts front cover

Family Memoirs, Civilisational Heritage, and Great Game Competition for Sanskrit Manuscripts

This essay in the series from Kashmir to Haridwar is about Sanskrit and cross-civilisation routes in the Northern Frontiers of the Indian sub-continent or Sanskrit in the Indus river basin....

Dogras and Great Games

19th Century Great Games and Indomitable Dogra Warriors

Great Games were a series of geo-political activities between the Russian Empire and the British Empire from 1838 to 1907. They still continue today, albeit with different players. In the...

Leh today

Dogras, The Most Competent Militaries of the Great Games and The Policy Imperatives of Their Legacy

Lithograph of the palace of Maharaja Gulab Singh, on the banks of Tawi River, Jammu in the mid-19th century. Photo courtesy: Hardinge, Charles Stewart/Wikimedia Commons.   The history of India’s...

A definitive case against the Aryan Invasion Theory

Let the “Aryan” debate become a debate again

The last thirty years, there have been plenty of lectures, papers and now online videos promising to “debunk the Aryan Invasion Theory” (AIT). Their impact has been very poor, essentially...

Jammu

The billions of dollars worth of my grandfather’s one rupee

My maternal grandfather’s pockets were always full of coins and everyday one of them was mine. It was invested into me everyday with a smile and a tap on my...

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

– Mahatma Gandhi