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03 Apr Bani Thani of Kishangarh
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In the 18th century the art of miniature painting had become quite popular in the Rajput states. Ateliers were maintained not only at the courts of the Rajput rulers, but artists were also in the empl..
15 Dec An Age has Passed me By
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An interview with Pir Md. Kawwal of Fatehpur SikriIn one corner at the Darwaaza to Salim Chistis’ Dargah, I found an old man sitting with his harmonium and singing. Singing beautifully. You could list..
03 Jan Tagore’s world of colour
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If ‘red’ is not what others mean by ‘red’, if ‘green’ is not what others mean by ‘green’, then how does that difference affect an artist’s style? Partial colour blindness is bound to ‘colour’ a person..
03 Jan Ancient Temples of Rajasthan
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ANCIENT TEMPLES OF RAJASTHANDATING FROM 3RD - 15TH CENTURY ADSTYLE / AGETEMPLELOCATIONFEATURESMauryanHathi BadaBairatOnce a circular Buddhist temple, only the foundation remains.3 - 4 th century ADsou..
10 Mar The Buried Township of Kiradu
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The Temples of KiraduAbout 43 kilometers west of Barmer in Rajasthan lie the ruins of five temples in a picturesque amphitheatre of hills. These temples date back to circa 1000 A.D. and later. Though ..
03 Apr Travel Memoirs of a 9 Year Old
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It was the autumn of 1984. I had just turned 9. A trip to “Haridwar-Kedarnath-Badrinath” had been planned. My father (Baba), Mother (Ma), my elder sister (Didi) and me.I rememberGoing on the train. I ..
03 Oct Kemmangundi - The Journey
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It was decided that I, my hubby Soumya, and a friend Pradeep would drive through the night in our trusted Maruti 800 to Kemmangundi. Friday night's the night. Reservations were made, camera rolls boug..
03 Jan Bhutan - The Lost Shangri-La
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We were there for three nights and four days. A fact which will not allow this post to be anything more than a passing observation.I did some amount of reading on Bhutan before I went on the trip and ..
03 Feb Rajasthan Diaries
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JaisalmerJaisalmer is so beautiful. It is completely overwhelming.I like the fact that even new buildings are being made with the same old architecture and design. The sculpting still remains. And the..
17 Aug Leh and Ladakh
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Disclaimer#The word "spectacular" and "stunning" will make appearances in my post with as much frequency as "amen" in the Bible. Please excuse.#The distances are mostly accurate, plus or minus 1/2 km...
28 Jan Spotlight on the Store
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Store spotlight - Explocity - November 2012..
10 Dec Sikri, Shukri, Fatehpur Sikri
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Around 1527, after defeating Rajputana’s Rana Sanga, Babar passed through Sikri, returning thanks (Shukriya) to God for his fateful victory and renamed Sikri as Shukri. Nothing remains of the pavilion..
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