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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Wrap your self in eastern spirituality.

Developed in an record era centuries ago, the Kinnauri Shawl occupies a top slot in Himachali Shawls for both its refinement and spiritual nature.

The 18th state.

Huddle under umbrellas and makeshift tents a crowd gathers to watch minister Sujan Singh Pathania unfurl the tricolour at the Dhalpur grounds in the town of Kullu.

Pathans, they build like giants and finish like goldsmiths.

To James Fergusson, a 18th century architectural historian, Sher Shah Suri's monuments reinforced an age old saying of India's Afghan rulers.

Was it a father’s love that killed Mughal emperor Babur?

In the 15th century as heir and prince Humayun had been taken gravely ill with a life threatening fever, the emperor Babur participated in a medieval rite that ultimately led to his own death.

How the Kullu shawl came to be.

The Kullu shawl with its brightly patterned motifs and borders is a unique heritage product that can trace its journey back to at least 200 years before the advent of the 20th century.
Sculpture of Kubera

The pot bellied lord of wealth.

Produced in the 2nd century during the time of the Kushan empire, the sculpture of Kubera comes from the renowned Mathura school of art.

A forefather of modern age artillery.

Invented by the Iranian Fathullah of Shiraz, the Mughal multi-barrel cannon is one of the earliest forms of the volley gun known to man.

What men could do, Yarghu could do better.

Based on the drawings of a 15th century Iranian inventor, the Yarghu, at the National Science Centre, is a Mughal era cannon cleaner with no similar contraption existing anywhere else in the world.

For comrade and country.

Posthumously awarded India's highest wartime award for gallantry, Ranchi's beloved son, twenty nine year old Albert Ekka was a soldier of uncommon valour.

Asia’s best urban utopia.

In the 1930s the haunting melancholy of the Lodi era tombs, inspired the wife of the British governor general, to plant the seeds of what is today Delhi's oldest garden.