Drama in a Fort: Tughlaq!

A mad king. A visionary. A despot who shifted the entire populace of Delhi to Daulatabad. A man far ahead of his times, who experimented with coinage but could not implement it. Sultan Muhammad bin Tughlaq remains an enigma 7 centuries after he ruled this land.

Pic-A-Day Project: City of Baolis

In the scorching heat of summer, imagine an age when there were no ACs to cool you… Horrible thought? But what if you could simply step down into a deep baoli and relax within its cool recesses? Or say, enter one of the arched rooms lining the step-well for an afternoon chat with friends? If…

Wonder where this is?

Hello friends! Ready for a challenging quiz today? Tell us what and where this monument is! Latest update: This is the picture of Bijai Mandal from the city of Jahanpanah, the 4th city of Delhi built by Emperor Muhammad bin Tughlaq (whom many would remember from old history lessons as a brilliant but crazy king who…

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 dear friends! It’s time to play the little quiz again….where have you seen this unique monument? Please drop your answers on our facebook page 🙂

Sunset at Surajkund

If you are a Delhiite, chances are you have heard of the Surajkund Mela, and possibly even been there and emptied your wallet at least once in your lifetime. But have you ever heard of the actual “kund” (tank) where this fair has been held every year for the last 25 years? Neither had I,…

Onion City

My romance with Delhi began precisely a year back. Before that, I hated the place. When I came here almost 4 years ago, all I knew about the area were the great infrastructure, the swanky malls, the office spaces and the food courts in Noida and Gurgaon. Life revolved around getting to office and back…punctuated…