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Qila-i-Akbari: The red fort of Agra

October 2011
It is almost noon when I arrive at Agra Fort tired, dehydrated, sunburned and with the beginnings of a headache.

It has been a long day that began before sunrise by queuing up with what seemed like the rest of world to see the… 1,577 more words


10 Greatest Mughal Emperors & Rulers

The Mughals, who according to Dirk Collier, liked to call themselves the Exalted Descendants of the Gurkaniya dynasty, happen to mark the most glorious period in the History of the Indian subcontinent. 3,050 more words


Then and Now: Part 1

Then and Now is a photo collection comparing various landscapes from the past to the present scenarios, meanwhile documenting how these landscapes have drastically changed over the period of time.  470 more words


sunrise at agra fort

Sunrise at Agra Fort. Why sunrise ? Why not noon, sunset, twilight… Simple. Because at sunrise, when the warm golden light dapples over the 500 year old walled Mughal palatial city and its deserted sprawling expanses, something close to magic happens. 702 more words

Indian History

Smelly News: Mumtaz Mahal Jewels Exhibited at La Maison Guerlain

“In india, jewellery has always been an indispensable part of one’s outfit. It is said to hold the power of the gods and goddesses.”

The story of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jahan is the stuff of legend.

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Love @ Agra Fort

Musamman Burj. This octagonal tower in Agra fort was where Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughul Emperor of India who built Taj Mahal, one of world’s finest architectural masterpiece, was imprisoned by his own son. 25 more words


The Making of the Taj Mahal – Shantanu Bhagwat

The author of this article on the Taj Mahal, Shantanu Bhagwat, is not happy with our reposting of his content from The Times of India series, so we have removed it and given the links to the original article instead. 232 more words