One thousand desires | An Ode to Mirza Ghalib

It has been more than 200 years since the birth of the great poet Ghalib but his poems continue to have a remarkable relevance to our time. His works, when recited with élan, still leave people spellbound. Born as Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, Takhallus Ghalib Ghalib (meaning, not surprisingly, ‘the most excellent’),  as he chose…

Pic-A-Day Project: DU of the Past?

The Hauz Khas Madrasa at the end of the bohemian village of Hauz Khas in South Delhi, was once– believe it or not– a university of international repute. The emperor Feroze Shah Tughlaq had it built alongside the lovely tank of Hauz Khas, and built his own tomb next doors. Imagine these ruins once echoing…

Wonder where this is?

Or rather, I should say…Wonder what this is! This old Colonial-Mughal style building, created in 1891, can be seen near the Kashmiri Gate area of Delhi. Can you make a guess as to what was the original purpose of this building? Drop your answers here! Latest update: This is the old building of St. Stephen’s college,…