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Aqueducts beyond the borders of the Roman Empire.

Before water pipes, majestic structures called aqueducts spanning thousands of kilometres brought water home to the people from distant lakes and rivers. The ancient Romans were experts in building aqueducts of enormous sizes but they weren't the only ones.

Roaring once more.

The ill fated Sariska Tiger Reserve, lost its entire tiger population to mass poaching, tarnishing the reputation of a country’s ability in protecting its own national animal.

Sariska Tiger Reserve.

A National Park in the former princely state of Alwar (now district Alwar) in Rajasthan, India. Historically, the reserve was the hunting grounds of the Ranas (Kings of Rajasthan) and the nobility, before being reorganized as a wildlife reserve in 1955 and becoming a part of Project Tiger in 1979.

The wrath of God.

Narasimha the 'man animal' avtaar of the Hindu god Vishnu, sits at the entrance of the National Museum Delhi with a story every Indian is familiar with.

What a sick planet dreams of.

The wetland of the Keoldeao National Park in Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India is more than home for the birds that annually visit in winters, the swampy water body is vital for the well being of the planet.

Summer interrupted.

In the month of April, when the North Indian plains burn with summer heat, Bhuntar in Himachal Pradesh, seldom stays hot for long. Unpredictable but short thunder showers, act cohesively to keep the temperature in check.

The pure copper in Buddha.

Ancient Tibetans valued pure copper as sacred metal for creating the Idols of Buddha and the Bodhisattva But instead of mining their own land for it, they ordered the metal from distant regions.

The one that started a trend.

Behind the huge dome tomb known as the Bara Gumbad in Lodi Gardens, sits the prototype that revolutionized mosque architecture in India. Its builders speculated to be Hindu artisans working for their Afghan overlords.
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Delhi’s underground summer retreat.

Dug deep into the earth to tap subterranean ground water, the stepwells of India were once a popular retreat for the common man to escape the blistering summer heat - a film by Wilderness Films India.

Bustling when not sleeping.

From obscure origins to a thriving town, explore the metamorphosis of Bhuntar - an unheard of mid size town in Himachal Pradesh, India.