Shri Sardar Ghee THUMBNAIL


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Shri Sardar Ghee

By on March 6th, 2018

What defines a city? Is it the art and architecture, the cultural capital, the physical geography, local politics or something else? A city is…

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Layallpur Wale THUMBNAIL


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Food

Layallpur Waale

By on March 6th, 2018

The famous Standard Sweets, better known as Layallpur Waale, after the Pakistani village from where the founder came to India in 1946, is now…

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The haveli has now been converted into a godown.


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Haveli

Haveli Nawab Mirza Dawud Khan

By on January 21st, 2016

Nawab Mirza Dawud Khan was a minister in the court of Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.

Dawud Khan resided in a haveli located in Churi…

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Emperor Muhammad Shah smoking hukkah with courtiers


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Culture & Traditions

Music in the time of Muhammad Shah Rangila

By on January 15th, 2016

Of the many hundreds of pen names that crowd the columns of Urdu poetry none is perhaps as apt or true as Rangila (Joyous),…

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Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan


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Haveli

Kala Mahal

By on January 6th, 2016

Kala Mahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and was allegedly used as his residence temporarily before the completion of the Red Fort….

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MMubarak Begum Masjid


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Sacred spaces

Mubarak Begum Masjid

By on January 3rd, 2016

As one starts walking down Lal Kuan, passing a police station and a row of shops selling nuts, bolts, fittings and electric wires, one…

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Events

Bazm-e-Shahjahanabad

By on November 25th, 2015

The culture of mushaira held quite a significance in Old Delhi in the pre-Independence era. In fact, mushaira were very popular during the reign of the…

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Culture & Traditions

Dastangoi

By on November 22nd, 2015

Dastangoi is an art and tradition of storytelling that goes at least as far back as 9th century Iran. Heavily inspired by the verse…

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Town Hall


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Town Hall

By on November 9th, 2015

In the laying out of the Faseel Bandh Shahr of Shah-e-Jahan Abad, Princess Jahanara ordered for the construction of a caravan serai for the…

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