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In Paintings: Journey Across India with Traveller-Artists

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From the Buddhist pilgrims (Fa Hien and Huang Tsang) to the adventure travellers (Marco Polo and Ibn Batuta), India has been the travel destination...

The Mughal Charbagh : Paradise Gardens on Earth

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The root word for Paradise, pairida─ôza (in Persian) means "walled garden" - and just like the word, the (Mughal) Charbagh gardens too, have their...
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The Bylanes of Burrabazaar: A Tribute to Calcutta’s Pluralism

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One of the oldest neighbourhoods of Kolkata, Burrabazaar is famous for being India's largest wholesale market. Over the centuries, Burrabazaar has witnessed it's share...
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The Temple Treasures of Chhattisgarh

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Chhattisgarh, or 'the land of 36 forts' , is endowed with an exceptional natural elegance and a resplendent cultural heritage. The state offers a...
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Eight Scenes of Cherry Blossoms : Ukiyo-e by Hiroshi Yoshida | Japan

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When you think of Japan, the first artwork that comes to mind is "The Great Wave". This world-famous, iconic work by Hokusai is a...
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Monumental Feats of Mughal Women : 7 Iconic Spots in Delhi

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Of the Mughal era-monuments in Delhi, many were built under the patronage of the Empire's women. But somehow, the story of their accomplishments lacks...

Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Agra : A Daughter’s Gift

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In the chaos of Agra and its many bridges, one could easily miss this elegant pavilion on the riverbank. As one drives on, an...
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Shah Begum’s Tomb in Allahabad

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When we speak of Mughal women in the context of Jahangir, Nur Jahan is the first one who comes to mind. However, she was...
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Nurmahal : Nur Jahan’s serai in heart of Punjab

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Who doesn't know Nur Jahan? The wife of Emperor Jehangir, the Padshah Begum was truly an influential figure at the Mughal court. As a...

In Paintings: Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) Amritsar

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According to latest news, photography and videography is now banned  at the Golden Temple complex at Amritsar! Could it mean, artists painting views of...
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