Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Garden #2 – Sheesh Gumbad

An architectural marvel , showing advanced understanding of dome construction using the principal of an arch and the transformation and transition of a square to a circle through use of squinches and corbels. A structure belonging to the Sikandar Lodi era… … More Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Garden #2 – Sheesh Gumbad

Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Garden #1 -Athpula bridge & Mosque and enclosed Rose Garden with a gateway

Many of us would have visited Lodhi Garden or would be visiting Lodhi Garden for our morning walks, or those lazy family picnics or for those brief moments to satiate our carnal desires, but did we ever realise the historical importance of this place. A green belt or lungs of Delhi, Lodhi Garden deserve to be talked about in details. It’s interesting to note how a royal burial ground of the past became the favourite gardens of today. … More Explore Delhi – Structures in Lodhi Garden #1 -Athpula bridge & Mosque and enclosed Rose Garden with a gateway

Explore Lucknow – Hussainabad Clock Tower (Ghantaa Ghar), an unknown Gem

Did you know that Lucknow has a clock tower which was built to erase out what ever was Indian and  introduce and enforce European concepts, a step to further strengthen the colonial footprints.

Do you know that the architect who popularly has been attributed to designing this clock tower in reality does not exist.

A case of mistaken identity or just pure ignorance …… … More Explore Lucknow – Hussainabad Clock Tower (Ghantaa Ghar), an unknown Gem

Explore Lucknow – Shahi Baoli or Baori (Royal Stepwell), Bada Imambada, A Unknown Gem

Water conservation, rainwater harvesting are the buzzwords today globally. But in India we not only knew about these concepts but also effectively used them as far back as 6th Century CE. One can find ancient stepwells across different cities in India, from Adalaj Ahmedabad in Gujrat to Boondi, Abahneri, Jaipur in Rajasthan, from Dilwalo ki Dilli (Delhi) to Nawabi Lucknow. Ancient Stepwell in Lucknow?? Yes you read it right, there is an ancient stepwell in Lucknow. … More Explore Lucknow – Shahi Baoli or Baori (Royal Stepwell), Bada Imambada, A Unknown Gem

Explore Lucknow – Musa Bagh, the Lost Gem, its role in the history of Lucknow and the history of Independent India

A garden complex from where the insurrection in Awadh or Oudh started in 1857 CE and ended in 1858 CE. A piece of heritage, Part of the revolt of 1857, India’s first war of Independence … More Explore Lucknow – Musa Bagh, the Lost Gem, its role in the history of Lucknow and the history of Independent India

Explore Lucknow – Chota (small) Imambada or Hussainabad Imamabara

An Imambada built in 1838 CE with extensive use of Islamic Calligraphy (Imambada is a building used by Shia Muslims, the practitioners of Shia Islam (2nd largest branch of Islam) for the purpose of Azadari – azadari, the practices/rituals related to mourning and lamentation commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (Husayn ibn Ali) grandson of Prophet Mohammed in the battle of Karbala, which takes place in the period of Muharram.) … More Explore Lucknow – Chota (small) Imambada or Hussainabad Imamabara

Vedi Complex (Vedi Parisar), Kumbhalgarh – The only surviving remnant of all the sacrificial places in India.

Vedi Complex – The only surviving remnant of all the sacrificial places in India. Part of UNESCO World Heritage Site – Kumbhalgarh Fort … More Vedi Complex (Vedi Parisar), Kumbhalgarh – The only surviving remnant of all the sacrificial places in India.