What is the history of Chor Minar?

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.

Book Review: History of Japan

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…

What is demonetization? Why did demonetization fail in India?

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,…

Human History is a Glass Maze

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…

Why naming airports after cities is a bad idea?

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…

The status of antiques in India

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…