Ghiyasuddin’s Tomb is located right next to Tughlakabad Fort, a raised causeway truncated by the main Mehrauli-Badarpur road takes you a short distance into a small fortified enclosure containing the imposing monument. Built from red sandstone and white marble, the tomb is unlike anything else in the Tughlakabad […]
Built over a period of just two years during the short reign of Ghiyasuddin Tughlak (1320 – 1324), Tughlakabad is believed to be the third city of Delhi after Lal Kot and Siri. With an outer perimeter wall over 6km in length and with a further two walled […]
Located down a quiet narrow lane just off Hailey Road in New Delhi, Agrasen Ki Baoli is one of the many historic buildings that existed on the site of the new city. The current structure we see today was built in the 14th century by the Agarwal community, […]
Situated about 400m north of Hauz Khas metro station in south Delhi, Chor Minar is one of those typical isolated monuments you come across in the city if you decide to explore on foot. Also known as the “Tower of Thieves”, it was built sometime between 1296 and […]
A short distance away from the Sas Bahu Temple is the intriguing Teli Ka Mandir, once the loftiest building within the walls of Gwalior Fort. It is unlikely that this is the original name for the temple, that seems to have been lost over time. Its present name […]
My appointment with the Sas Bahu Temple in Gwalior has been long overdue. Five years ago I visited the wonderful Sas Bahu temples near Nagda in Rajasthan on a day trip out of Udaipur, and the resulting photographs were widely distributed throughout the internet by lovers of Indian […]
Looking for nothing in Gwalior. The oldest Zero in India with a verifiable date, India’s greatest gift to the world, and arguably the greatest conceptual leap in the history of mathematics.