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How safe is that fresh lemon soda?

Packaged beverages and factory sealed water bottles are a far safer option in a country with a dangerous level of water contamination. But on this hot summer day, that fresh lemon soda looks inciting. Should you or should you not go for it.

The Greek Buddha.

Sculpted by the artists of Gandhara, the standing statue of the Buddha is among the first to represent the Buddha in human form.

The asylum of paradise.

Largely ignored by visitors, the old tomb of Isa Khan within the Humayun mausoleum complex, is a culmination of architectural styles used by royal kings during the Sayyid and Lodi period.

Who were the Harappans?

Excavate out of an earthen grave, eons after her demise, the skeleton of the middle aged woman comes from the Indus valley city of Rakhigarhi, postulated to be built between 2500 -3000 BC.

Bred for war. Honored in art.

Remnants of an ornament granite pillar at the National Museum Delhi revealing an empire's love for equine companions.

The Mughlai the Mughals knew nothing about.

Mistaken for an authentic Mughlai cuisine because of its name, the golden textured and flaky Mughlai Paratha none the less is a delectable pick of the menu, eaten with fillings of vegetables and meat.
Origin of Durgostava

The untimely awakening.

For eons now, Bengal’s most popular festival has been repeatedly celebrated during the wrong time of the year. Spring not autumn is the historical season for invoking the goddess Durga. Yet, both priestly class and devotees hardly give a hoot.

Keoldeao National Park.

Shedding a violent past of savage blood lust and slaughter, this erstwhile hunting reserve of kings and high ranking British officials has traversed the path of redemption since becoming a National Park in 1982 and a UNESCO world heritage site in 1985.

Mausoleum of Sikandar Lodi.

Located within the lush greens of present day Lodi Gardens, the mausoleum of Sikandar Lodi is taken to be the first of the garden mausoleums built in the sub continent.

The poor king’s tomb.

The mausoleum of Muhammad Shah Sayyid in New Delhi is a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture that found roots during the reign of the Delhi Sultanate that lasted for nearly 320 years.