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The World’s Most Famous Mausoleum

The morning was bright and sunny as we drove past rolling farmlands and quiet towns on the excellent national highway. We were in India on the way to a meeting at… 1,123 more words

Blast From The Past

Thursday Doors

Here are some fine doors from the Red Fort or Lal Quila, in Delhi, about which I must blog when I get time. The fort was designed by the same architect who built the Taj Mahal. 644 more words

India

Taj Mahal

       Imagine you passed away, your wealthy partner is heartbroken. Would he/she build a grand monument in your dedication? (To be honest, I don’t think so) Only once in the world has there been such a case. 409 more words

Asia

ON THIS DAY: January 22, 2017

January 22nd is

Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day

Blonde Brownie Day

National Hot Sauce Day *

Southern Food Day

Roe v Wade Day *
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History

Wah Taj!

Every one knows about Taj. The timeless embodiment of love of emperor Shah Jahan for his lady Mumtaz. It is one of the marvelous creation of man on earth. 1,218 more words

Life

Women in Mughal harems

Contrary to popular belief, not all women from the Mughal dynasty have led their lives behind the comfortable shadows of their male counterparts. In fact there were some remarkable women who unabashedly defied societal norms and contributed largely in strengthening the illustrious empire we read about today.  626 more words

Akbar

16th January, 2016 - Agra.

Yesterday we visited the Hanuman statue that we had spotted from the Metro. We drove past this massive monkey-God at 5am on our way to Delhi train station. 639 more words

Train