A Fort Lost in Time | Adilabad Fort, Delhi

The one place that every child visiting Delhi is dragged to, is, of course, the Red fort. It is a monument that attracts one of the highest footfalls in the country.  That’s perhaps because it used to be the power-center of a greater part of India less than a century ago. But what of the…

Wonder where this is?

An ornate little tomb cordoned off from the world…do you know what or where this is, dear readers? Update: This is the mausoleum of Atgah Khan, foster-father to Mughal Emperor Akbar, and minister at his court. He was murdered by Adham Khan  (a foster-brother of Akbar, not Atgah Khan’s son) out of jealousy. Those who’ve seen…

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…

Pic-A-Day Project: Flowers for thee…

On the 4th day of this series, we present to you a park like no other.Lodi Gardens is the serene enclosure within which lies a royal necropolis.The Lodi and Sayed kings lie in peace within beautiful mausoleums surrounded by lovely blooms, and the city folk of the 21st century enjoy walking their dogs and exercising…

At the end of the tunnel | Tughlaqabad Fort, Delhi

Once upon a time, many centuries ago, the mighty military rulers of the Tughlaq dynasty built a fort in Delhi. They called it Tughlaqabad. And although it had walls as thick as can be- standing sternly, majestically, almost menacingly, to this day- the ravages of time have badly crumbled up the buildings within it, until…

Wonder where this is?

Hello Dilliwallas! A cheerful Monday to all of you… now tell us, where have you seen this splendid building? And do you know what it is? Answers over here please!

Patch of green, splash of royalty! Lodi Gardens, Delhi

When I moved to Delhi a few years ago, I spent the first few months in the ‘new industrial areas’ of Noida and Gurgaon, much like the countless other ‘immigrants’ to Delhi. Shortly my job would send me globetrotting for months on end…and the end effect was that even though I was a resident of…