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Maniharon ka Raasta: Lane of glitter

Walking around the Pink City always leaves behind a whiff of history sharply laced with traditions that the locals are so proud of. The hues and the variety of craft on display instantly bring in the much-needed respite. As the mustache twirls, interesting stories about seven trades establishing a city pours in. Rajasthan believes that seven…

The heritage we need to preserve

April 18 is celebrated world over as International Day of Monuments and Sites, but it is often popularly referred to as heritage day. The word heritage comes from the same root as inheritance, something that is passed on from one generation to the next.   “If history is our past, heritage is that part of…

Humayuns Tomb: Sacred Geometry of the Mughals

A symbol of architectural prowess, a structure that has been standing gracefully still over the ages, humbly surviving the chaos of the new world, forever encompassing a forgotten time of glory, power and triumph. While most might walk past the structure unassumingly, perhaps for a day of fun and frolic in the many gardens within the complex,Humayuns tomb is a gold-mine…

Amir Khusrau's

Amir Khusrau’s Legacy – In Bollywood and Beyond

If there is a poet so prolific and all-encompassing in the history of Indian literature, whose works were eclectic and powerful enough to engage the entire populace, despite their physical and metaphysical boundaries, it was Khusrau. Amir Khusrau, ‘The Parrot of India’, born in Uttar Pradesh, is remembered in relation with Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya of…