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During Akbar’s rule, a local revolt in Ahmedabad had the Great Emperor ride down from Fatehpur Sikri with 3000 horsemen at lightening speed (9 days). Of course he won over the rebels but stayed on in the city for 3 weeks. If at all there were leftovers (in terms of utensils from feasts and royal banquets), it would most likely be something you’d be staring into at the crowded display at the Vechaar Museum. The Vechaar Utensils Museum is the…

If you are visiting the City of the Nizams, then you simply cannot miss the SalarJung Museum.  With 38 galleries spread over 2 floors, the museum is not one of those enter-walk-click-leave venues, and can keep you engaged for an entire day! You can get a glimpse of the Salarjung experience at our Online Scavenger Hunt! Who was Salar Jung? Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan, or Salar Jung III, was the 7th Prime Minister of the Nizams. Taking after his father…

Republished with Permission from Rama Arya’s Blog A nondescript placard on the wall reads: “Buddhist Stupa, 2nd Century BC, Bharhut, Madhya Pradesh.” I turn around and almost knock into a magnificent red sandstone 9-feet high railing and 23-feet high gateway, teetering in awe at its grandeur and proximity. It is covered profusely with intricate imagery of secular life and Buddhist teachings in 2nd Century BC India. Short inscribed labels in Brahmi script record the names of donors. The monumental piece…

The last 10 days have only been about coming to terms with the currency demonetisation. And just like every cloud has a silver lining, mine has been about discovering the RBI Museum. Most Mumbaikars, are still pretty clueless about the Museum which houses itself on the ground floor of the RBI premises in Fort area, South Mumbai. Started in 1998, the RBI Monetary Museum is divided into 6 sections and can leave you spellbound with the 1000-year old story of world…

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