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Chand Baori: India’s Most Famous Stepwells

Chand Baori: India’s Most Famous Stepwells

Located in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur, Rajasthan, is a famous stepwell constructed in the 9th century. Chand Baori consists of 3500 narrow steps over 13 storeys and extends approximately 100ft into the ground, making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in the world.Built during the reign of King Chanda of Nikumbha […]

Lotus Temple in Delhi: A Remarkable Landmark

Lotus Temple in Delhi: A Remarkable Landmark

Located in New Delhi, India, Lotus Temple is one of the remarkable architectures of Bahai faith. The temple looks like a lotus flower and is made of marble, cement, dolomite and sand. The temple has no restrictions for visitors and is open to people from all religions and provides an immaculate environment for meditation, peace […]

Shiva’s Cosmic Dance (NATARAJ) at CERN

Shiva’s Cosmic Dance (NATARAJ) at CERN

On June 18, 2004, an unusual new landmark was unveiled at CERN, the European Center for Research in Particle Physics in Geneva — a 2m tall statue of the Indian deity Shiva Nataraja, the Lord of Dance. The statue, symbolizing Shiva’s cosmic dance of creation and destruction, was given to CERN by the Indian government […]

Koh-i-noor – Mountain of Light!

Koh-i-noor – Mountain of Light!

Once known as the largest diamond in the world, the Koh-i-noor is a 106 carats diamond. Previously it had belonged to various rules in India but today lies in the hands of the British royal family and is part of the Crown Jewels.Legend has it that Koh-i-noor is 5000 years old and is the Syamantaka […]

Takshashila – The World’s First and Oldest University!

Takshashila – The World’s First and Oldest University!

India has a long and venerable history in the field of higher education. In ancient times, the country was known to have been home to the oldest formal universities in the world. The world’s first University was established in Takshila or Taxila or Takshashila (now in Pakistan) in 700BC. This centre of learning was situated […]

A RARE photograph taken in 1921 in Amritsar, India

A RARE photograph taken in 1921 in Amritsar, India

Woodcarvers, India National Geographic photographer Maynard Owen Williams captured this image of woodcarvers in Amritsar while on assignment for a July 1921 story covering India. LOOK AT THE FINISHED PIECE BEHIND THEM… A pioneer of travel photography, Williams joined the staff of National Geographic in 1919.

Bhangarh – India’s Haunted City!

Bhangarh – India’s Haunted City!

It has lain abandoned for the best part of 400 years and is said to be the most haunted place in India. Situated between the cities of Delhi and Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan the true reason for its abandonment has been lost to history, though there are several legends surrounding its fate. Even […]

Lord Macaulay

Lord Macaulay

On Feb 2nd, 1835 Lord Maculay wrote a letter addressed to British Parliament. It is a must read to understand what India was and how the plan worked to break it’s backbone! These are the reasons we need to put some effort NOW to save what is left of our Sanskriti for the generations to […]

Do we really need “Religion” to do good?

Do we really need “Religion” to do good?

India’s rich history and culture are deeply rooted in religion, resulting in the birth of some of the world’s major religious traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. This religious diversity and religious tolerance are established in the country both by the law and custom and a vast majority of Indians associate themselves with one […]