Explore Lucknow – Asifi Masjid (Asifi Mosque), Bada Imambada A forgotten gem

An architectural marvel an amazing engineering feat, a proof of British Atrocities, this beautiful religious hamlet is all this all this and much more.. … More Explore Lucknow – Asifi Masjid (Asifi Mosque), Bada Imambada A forgotten 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 – 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

Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal, The Unknown Monuments – 1

This is the second part in the series Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal. In the first part we had talked about some Lesser Known Monuments. These are the sites which people are aware, the tourist flow is less but still some do visit them. These sites have a huge potential to become a huge crowd puller.

You would be surprised to know that there is still much more to Agra. There are many sites which are literally unknown to the tourists and even the residents. These are the sites with ample architectural value and historical importance; they help in recreating the missing links and understanding the Mughal Empire in a better way.

I have tried to compile these sites in multiple parts, this is the part A. … More Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal, The Unknown Monuments – 1

Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal – #1

In this series, would try, explore and talk about all the sites worth a visit. Trust me, once you have read about all of them, Agra would not be a one day wonder for you.

अरे कुछ दिन तो गुजारो आगरा मे ….(Spend some days in Agra)

In this part we would talk about lesser known heritage sites. These are the sites which people are aware, the tourist flow is less but still some do visit them. These sites have a huge potential to become a huge crowd puller. … More Explore India – Agra, Beyond Taj Mahal – #1

Zombies & the Ghosts of British Residency, Lucknow – how has demonetisation affected them

  A lot has been written and spoken about Demonetisation since 8th November 2016; how Demonetisation will be useful in years to come, its harmful effects on people, how people are happy, how people are facing problems on a day to day basis, effects of demonetisation on various strata of society, its economic consequences, its … More Zombies & the Ghosts of British Residency, Lucknow – how has demonetisation affected them