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In Paintings: Journey Across India with Traveller-Artists

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

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

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

Chhattisgarh, or 'the land of 36 forts' , is endowed with an exceptional natural elegance and a resplendent cultural heritage. The state offers a...

Eight Scenes of Cherry Blossoms : Ukiyo-e by Hiroshi Yoshida | Japan

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...

Monumental Feats of Mughal Women : 7 Iconic Spots in Delhi

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

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

When we speak of Mughal women in the context of Jahangir, Nur Jahan is the first one who comes to mind. However, she was...

Nurmahal : Nur Jahan’s serai in heart of Punjab

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

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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