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HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Hollywood, Bunty aur bubli, Bollywood, Taj Mahal controversy

Taj Mahal: From Shah Jahan to local stalkers, how the grand monument to love has shrunk!

As a besotted wanna-be lover resorts to a 'baby Taj', we look at the several trials this amazing monument has been through over the years.

VARIETY

 |  Fortune Cookie  |  3-minute read
Restaurant, Delhi, Hotel, Taj Mahal

Celebrating 40 years of Delhi's Taj Mahal Hotel - a landmark born out of a lawsuit

The hotel is on a plot of land that was declared an 'evacuee property' after Partition.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Yamuna, Mc mehta, Taj mahal pollution, Taj Mahal

Save the Taj: Why the world won't forgive us for letting Taj Mahal become a victim of neglect

Government apathy and short-sighted development priorities are destroying India’s most iconic monument.

VOICES

 |  7-minute read
Medieval India, Taj Mahal, ASI, Archaeology

An Indian historian on finding 'djinns' and shiny cobras during field trips

'As we came out, some of us were muttering prayers, while others shivered in fear.'

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
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.

POLITICS

 |  7-minute read
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.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
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.

VARIETY

 |  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.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
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.'

POLITICS

 |  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.