Category: History

Posted on: April 1, 2018 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 2

Chowmahalla Palace of Hyderabad

When one talks about the places of interest in Hyderabad, not many think beyond the charming Charminar and the grand Golconda fort, but there is one gem in the city representative of a past that the Charminar and Golconda Fort do not represent. It’s the Chowmahalla Palace of the Nizams of Hyderabad, or the Asaf Jahi dynasty.

Posted on: March 2, 2018 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Inside India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City: Ahmedabad – Pols

The 600 year old walled city of Ahmedabad on the eastern banks of the river Sabarmati became India’s first UNESCO world heritage city in July 2017. I took an independent morning walk exploring the sites that gave the city this prestigious tag. Here’s part 2 of the 2 part series: Inside Ahmedabad.

Posted on: November 25, 2017 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Beatles Ashram Rishikesh – A Photoessay

In 1968, The Beatles at the peak of their fandom visited Rishikesh to soak in the spirituality the town had to offer under the guidance of Maharshi Mahesh Yogi. Since then Rishikesh has prominently gained its place on the backpacker map of the world.
Here’s taking a look at the Ashram where they stayed…

Posted on: September 16, 2017 Posted by: Kunal Comments: 0

Delhi’s forgotten Empress

If you were one of the Muslim rulers of India, how would you expect yourself to be buried? In some grand mausoleum erected by your subjects at a serene place on the outskirts of the town? Probably yes, since that’s where most of the emperors who ruled over vast swathes …