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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


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


Taj Mahal

Before I went to the Taj Mahal, I had heard too many people in India saying that it was nothing great. Wanting to judge it for myself, I took a train from Delhi to Agra to go check it out. 44 more words

What pegman saw : Decay lurked in every petal

Google Street View of Burhhanpur

Jahan stood at the balcony, the lazy brown curl of the Tapti River winding below.

On the water, a fisherman threw his soaked net with a practiced swing, a pair of snake-necked comorants diving from the muddy shore into the boil of panicked fish. 210 more words

MTT 39

Shah Jahan “erected” Taj Mahal in memory of his dear wife Mumtaz. But buildings constructed as memorium of late leaders are not “erection”.

ON THIS DAY: January 5, 2017

January 5th is

National Screenwriters Day

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Hamburger Day *

Whipped Cream Day

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On the Eve of 2017: Random Thoughts on Empires, Past and Future

On the last day of a year we tend to look ahead and I am struggling to put my thoughts together to write a blog. 2016 had been a hectic year of writing, editing and finally publishing my… 595 more words