Tag: Shah Jahan

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  • How Shah Jahan connects Bhopal, Delhi, and England

    How Shah Jahan connects Bhopal, Delhi, and England

    How two rulers with a common name left a rich history and culture for its people but one is more renowned than the other.

    August 20, 2019
  • Eerie stories of the days of the yore

    Eerie stories of the days of the yore

    Beliefs of human beings undergoing transformation into an animal when their sexual instincts or lust for killing are aroused is not confined to India alone, for it holds good in Africa, America and Europe too, along with vampire stories

    June 20, 2019
  • A forgotten Sharad Purnima ritual

    A forgotten Sharad Purnima ritual

    One wonders if Tesu and Jhainji still excite children of today, as they play with mechanical toys. Legend has it that toys come alive at dead of night, when everybody is asleep, and make merry.

    November 8, 2018
  • Rare artefacts of Indian Museum now a click away

    Rare artefacts of Indian Museum now a click away

    The Indian Museum has become more accessible to researchers, historians, visitors and children as it has started an online exhibition of rare and antique artefacts, which were till now hidden inside the vaults of the museum. In another two months, the museum is coming up with a theme-based story-telling exhibition in collaboration with Afghanistan art …

    September 2, 2018
  • Protect Red Fort

    Protect Red Fort

    Close to four centuries after its foundation by Shah Jahan the Mughal ( (12 May 1639), the maintenance of the Red Fort has caused a flutter in the roost. The shadow-boxing between the liberal historians and the saffronite lobby was almost inevitable considering that the ruling political dispensation has sub-contracted the crucial task of maintenance. …

    May 9, 2018
  • Sharad Purnima

    Sharad Purnima

    Sharad Purnima night is the most beautiful of the year and one on which Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal are believed to meet at the Taj. But an older legend associates the autumn night with Tesu and Jhainji after Dussehra and Diwali celebrations are over, when Purnima toys are sold by gypsy women. Tesu is …

    November 13, 2017
  • The unsung queen

    The unsung queen

    History has always been written by elements of the brighter side of the moon, who mostly were men. Women have always been considered man’s possession. History has always glorified the ones who died on battlefields, won kingdoms and ruled nations. But what about those who helped them in sustaining what ‘they’ had won or those …

    July 26, 2017
  • Record 1,000 metre-long offered on 362nd urs of Shah Jahan

    Record 1,000 metre-long offered on 362nd urs of Shah Jahan

    A record 1,000-metre-long ceremonial chadar was offered on Tuesday at the graves of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his Empress Mumtaz Mahal on the 362nd Urs of the builder of the immortal memorial to love here. While one end of the chadar was at the southern gate of the Taj Mahal, the other was at …

    April 25, 2017