Chor minar or the tower of thieves, is a 13th-century minaret with 225 holes, located near Aurobindo Marg (near Chausath Khmba) in the Hauz Khas area, New Delhi. It was built and constructed under the rule of Alauddin Khilji of the Khilji dynasty and resembles combination of Parsi and Indian architectural style. Continue reading What is the history of Chor Minar in Delhi?
Japan: History of Japan: The Most Important People, Places and Events in Japanese History. From Japanese Art to Modern Manga. From Asian Wars to Modern Superpower. by Rui Kanda My rating: 2 of 5 stars Every nation, state or territory has a history to it. An empire is not built in a day, nor is a nation. Their development transcludes from stories of regional and … Continue reading Book Review: History of Japan
Those who say demonetisation is good in the long run should recall the quote: ‘In the long run we are all dead’. -Dr. Manmohan Singh (Former Primer Minister of India, Economist) November 11, 2017| The monumental action by the government of India to scrap Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- currency notes from the country on November 8, 2016, recently completed one year. The decision initially hailed as … Continue reading What is demonetization? Why did demonetization fail in India?
Have you ever wandered around in a glass maze? Lost and assembled in the desire to escape the same, with the sole aim to make an exit. Along the way, there are times when the exit seems right in front of you behind the glass pane, yet you turn, bump into a glass, lose your position and are turned back to the middle of the … Continue reading Human History is a Glass Maze
The scourge of renaming streets, avenues, alleys, and cities is not unprecedented, neither is the idea of renaming an airport. Recently, the Uttar Pradesh government in India renamed the Gorakhpur Airforce Station to Mahayogi Goraknath Airport after the founder of the Nath monastic movement; and likewise, the Agra Airport to RSS ideologue Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay airport. This is a common process followed by governments … Continue reading Why naming airports after cities is a bad idea?
The Indian subcontinent has been known for its historical and cultural context. Despite being home to various artifacts dating back centuries, the same remains ignored, un-preserved and neglected. Antiques which are highly valued by the collectors across the world largely remain in a state of neglect in India. The rising demand abroad, the lack of awareness and maintenance in India, and the negligent nature have … Continue reading The status of antiques in India
Music started as a chant with rhythm and gradually developed into a form of personality. It was a medium to convey a person’s thought on the meanings of life and capture them as a song. Being able to combine these words with the soothing rhythm of instruments is a talent very few are able to bring to the top. In the eternities of eras viz. … Continue reading The Spirit of Music