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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 like an unending tapestry of…

Layallpur Wale THUMBNAIL


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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 run by his grandson.

A few…

The haveli has now been converted into a godown.


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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 Walan near Chawri Bazaar in…

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), the moniker of the 14th…

Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan


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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. However, the same is said…