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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 the emperor Humayun murdered?

Some eight hundred years after the holy book of Quaran was compiled, Mughal emperor Humayun, a devoted Sunni and later a Shia convert, felt the potency of the words with a tumble down the staircase of his favourite tower.

Honouring the brave.

The 81 year old war memorial that has no intention of letting the world forget the gallantry of the British Indian Army.

Bringing back the herds.

Swamp deer once grazed in great herds across north India. Now fragile numbers make up an endangered population solely dependent on conservationists and sanctuaries to keep extinction at bay.

Scent of the Acacia.

For birds looking to build nests, Sultanpur’s cosmopolitan forest of woody sentinels, is akin to a five star resort minus the room service.

Outpost of a vanishing world.

Discovered by Peter Jackson, an avid ornithologist, and nurtured by the Haryana State Government, India Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is a miniature replica of an Indian jungle and a heaven for birds.

Chhatru under a Himalayan sky.

Illuminated by the fading light of the sun, Chhatru's lonely landscape with its intoxicating mix of earth and sky makes for a romantic portrait of the Himalayan highlands on a bitter cold evening in the month of April

Deadly beauty.

Mesmerizing one moment. Menacing the next. Surviving  high up in the Himalayan highlands has little to do with luck and more about understanding the very nature of nature

The eternal glaciers of Chhatru.

Photographer Rahul Sud writes of his experience in an isolated part of the world known as Chhatru in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Following the footsteps of Buddha.

Monastic life can be harsh and disciplined, but for many impoverished families unable to provide the right care for their children monasteries are heaven sent especially when they also mean divine blessings for the parents