Taj Mahal



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Man Singh, Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal

The real story of how Taj Mahal was built

When Mumtaz Mahal died, a decision was taken to bury her in Akbarabad as Agra was known at that time.


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Taj Mahal, China, India, Soft Power

India has an edge over China in soft power, divisive politics must not harm it

New Delhi should not ape Beijing's obsession with uniformity and propensity to obliterate certain periods of history.


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Yogi, Azam Khan, Owaisi, Sangeet Som

Taj is Taj. Stop romanticising Mughal emperors or Hindu kings. Neither cared for you

Unless somebody in your direct bloodline was one of those rulers, don't lionise their rule.


 |  Rough Cut  |  4-minute read
BJP, Mumtaz Mahal, Agra, Taj Mahal

Sangeet Som, Taj Mahal is everything India should be proud of

The cherry-picking of history, defining acts by religious denomination, are not just detrimental to the nation's well-being but also laughable.


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Mughals, Mumtaz Mahal, Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal: What we stand to lose

'There's a paradise of stone in Agra for all to witness.'


 |  It Could Happen to You  |  4-minute read
Shah Jahan, Supreme Court, Taj Mahal

Can Supreme Court give the final word on Taj Mahal?

With 20 years of litigations having proved nothing, the court should put a blanket ban on filing yet another futile case.


 |  Rough Cut  |  5-minute read
Mughals, Books, Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal we don't know about

A new book reimagines the great monument in the context of the city it is in — Agra, once the capital of the world.


 |  Beyond Politics  |  4-minute read
History, Taj Mahal, Tourism

Taj Mahal earns 25cr a year: Why our heritage sites are running in losses

A monument itself cannot suffice for a holistic experience for any traveller.


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Shah Jahan, Agra, Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is as much a symbol of love as Mughal power

What remains a mystery, however, is what plans Shah Jahan had for his own burial.


 |  Rough Cut  |  3-minute read