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  • The haveli of Mughal fireworks in Chandni Chowk

    The haveli of Mughal fireworks in Chandni Chowk

    Delhi did have fire-crackers much more than 200 years ago and Haider Quli, the artillery chief, made good use of them at his haveli, now lying deserted. 

    February 9, 2019
  • Weighing blessings

    Weighing blessings

    Shopkeepers, among them grain sellers specially, are often accused of cheating by giving short weight. Nadir Shah’s 1739 massacre in Delhi followed a dispute between Persian soldiers and a dealer selling pigeon feed (some say also birds). Earlier in the 14th century Alauddin Khilji had fixed prices of all edible items and punished with a …

    September 25, 2017