A Step away from Heaven| Taj Mahal, Agra

August is a month of holidays, and everybody I know is busy making plans for those long weekends that are just waiting to be lapped up! If you haven’t yet planned anything fun, you might just have a really hard time booking anything at this point. But worry not, folks. If you are in Delhi you know…

An old painting of the Red Fort along the Yamuna

Thomas Metcalfe, as Governor-General’s Agent at the Imperial court of Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar in early 19th century Delhi, ordered a series of images of the monuments & ruins of this city, to be created by Delhi artist Mazhar Ali Khan. Here’s one such masterpiece…a painting of the Red Fort as viewed from Metcalfe’s…

Mauryan Legacy

This article is a part of our series where we invite contributions from Delhi lovers. This article has been penned by Sanchita Srivastava, who is a student of history at the Delhi University, and loves to write. You may wonder as to what could be so fascinating about a mere column in Delhi that would make…

Pic-A-Day Project: The Story of Delhi

On the last day of the Pic-A-Day project, here’s bringing to you the story of Delhi itself, projected in brilliant colors on the walls of the Old Fort. If you want an introduction to the story of this magnificent city, there’s nothing better than this Sound and Light show, replete with colors, projections, music and…

Pic-A-Day-Project: Garden Tomb

World Heritage Monument, first garden tomb in India, and an inspiration to the Taj itself… This, my dear Delhi lovers, is the Tomb of the second Mughal Emperor Humayun. It was built by the wife of the emperor and its location near the Yamuna was selected so that the king could rest in peace near…

Pic-A-Day Project: Redefining the Skyline

Well, heritage lovers, it’s not just the old that defines the culture of Delhi, it’s also the new! And what better example than the new addition to the city’s skyline in 2005: the majestic Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. One could argue it’s as much a destination for the devout as it is an immense tourist complex…