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Shah Jahan built the Taj in gratitude

'After it was finished, Shah Jahan visited the Taj only twice.''There is a letter from Aurangzeb to him after a visit, reporting that the dome was leaking and needed to be fixed.''Shah Jahan wasn't......

Som's right: Foreigners built the Taj

How much do you know about Shah Jahan, Mumtaz Mahal and the Taj Mahal? Setting off a controversy comes naturally to Sangeet Som, the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Sardhana, Uttar Pradesh.......

Remembering a forgotten princess

Princess Jahanara, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's daughter, was a paragon of virtues: well-educated, well-versed in statecraft, even-tempered, beautiful. Although she was on the side of Dara Shikoh in......

'The Mughals were struggling financially after Shah Jahan'

'Aurangzeb spent a major part in the Deccan. The later Mughals were looted by Nadir Shah and Ahmed Shah Abdali. The Mughals had no money to build. That's why Zafar Mahal, the only palace they built......

Ishrat case: Court dismisses plea against Amit Shah

In a relief for Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in the alleged fake encounter case of Ishrat Jahan and three others, a Central Bureau of Investigation court in Ahmedabad on Thursday dismissed......

Farewell to MCX: From Jignesh Shah to Shah Jahan?

Shah’s emotional statement indicates he has bid farewell to MCX; but is he stooping to hit back?Ten days before the 10th anniversary of its launch, Jignesh Shah stepped down from the board of......

India's homoeopathic state of mind

A homoeopathic state of mind pervades our thinking in governance and infrastructure-building.Do it in small, harmless doses, but nothing bitter, sharp, or bloody, says Shekhar Gupta. Homoeopathy,......

When the Mughals turned to demonetisation

It's five months after 8/11.But this is not the first time that India's currency of the time faced the axe.The Mughals, after invading a territory, would effect the demonetisation of the local......

India's billionaires' success mantras

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, worth about 7,300 crores, is India's richest entrepreneur under 40 according to Hurun's India Rich List for 2016.Anil Rai Gupta, along with his brother Vinod, has been valued......

It's incredible what love can motivate us to build: Zuckerberg

Within couple of hours, Mark Zuckerberg's Taj Mahal post had received over 450,000 likes, 11,000 comments and 7,700 shares. IMAGE: ‘Taj Mahal is even more stunning than I expected’.......

Michael Radford set to direct Taj

Michael Radford has given his nod to directing Taj, a movie that tells the story of 17th century Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his favourite queen Mumtaz Mahal for whom he built the Taj......

Robin Khosla makes a bilingual Taj Mahal

An English speaking Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan? Yes! Director Robin Khosla plans to make his film Taj Mahal -- A Monument Of Love bilingual."Taj Mahal has an universal appeal," he says. "Everybody......

The Taj Mahal's love story returns!

Shiraz: A Romance of India, a 1928 Indo-British-German silent classic, will tell the epic tale once again. And you're invited. IMAGE: A still from Shiraz: A Romance Of India At a time when the Taj......

The A to Z of Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan turns 75 on October 11. Rediff.com celebrates the superstar with this special series, looking back at the very things that made him the BIG B. We first published this special in......

Priyanka, Salman, Akshay celebrate Independence Day

Here's how Bollywood celebrated Independence Day. Bollywood celebrated 70 years of Independence by telling us what freedom means to them, and posting interesting pictures on social media. Take a......
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Dissenting Note

NAYANTARA SAHGAL is undoubtedly one of the great practitioners of Indian Writing in English; and in her remarkable oeuvre spanning six decades,... ...

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Rape accused acquitted

STATE TIMES NEWS JAMMU: Principal Sessions Judge Bhadarwah M.K Sharma on Saturday acquitted Shah Jahan Sheikh, son of Bashir Ahmed Sheikh, resident... ...

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ASI finds Mughal-era paintings inside Red Fort's Chhata Bazaar

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has found rare Mughal-era wall paintings at Chhata Bazaar, set up by emperor Shah Jahan, inside the Red... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/delhi/report-asi-finds-mughal-era-paintings-inside-red-fort-s-chhata-bazaar-2571553
Let’s make a song and dance about India’s cultural heritage

Amit Khanna Cultural industries can create over five million jobs in the next five years. It has the potential to be a $200 billion industry in the... ...

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'Jama Masjid needs restoration'

[India], Dec.14 (ANI): Jama Masjid advisory committee on Thursday called for restoration of the mosque citing its poor condition. Jama Masjid... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/jama-masjid-needs-restoration-news-national-rmowJ5bjijjea.html

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