Jami Masjid

I got to visit Ahmedabad in April this year. I had a list of places to visit in the old city. Fortunately, I got to stay with an influential Gujarati family who took me all around the city. The first and foremost thing you should do is to register yourself for Heritage Walk Morning heritage…

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Nizamuddin Auliya

Its raining outside, I wish the Monsoon comes soon!! Reading Amir Khusrau in my room, I am sharing today, the beauty of Nizamuddin Auliya in his words…. You are the friend to sorrowful hearts. Imagination and intellect are lost in you. Stars and heavens are in motion in astonishment at your deeds. The path to…

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Diary Leaves

There are few places you love visiting as many times you could. I am not a religious person, but with time I always liked to go to Vrindavan. As mentioned before in one of my post, I worked there on an assignment for couple of months. Since then, I am visiting this town to meet…

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Calico Museum of Textiles

Ahmedabad, the city once known as the “Manchester of the East”, due to its textile industry. I visited the city this month and had few selected must to go places. Calico Museum of Textiles was on the top of that list. It was initially a disappointment to know that you should have a prior booking for…

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On a day off

One of my dear friend ‘Nevine’ was in town last week. She is a great craft lover. We travel all around the city every time she comes here. This time our target was Connaught Place. There is a small lane on Janpath where you get some really beautiful handcrafted stuff. Here’s a small glimpse on…

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Dilli 6

Old Delhi, walled city of New Delhi was founded as Shahjahanabad by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in 1639. It was once filled with mansions of nobles and members of the royal court, along with elegant mosques and gardens. Today, despite having become extremely crowded and dilapidated, it still serves as the symbolic heart of the metropolitan city. Chandni Chowk, originally meaning moonlit square or…

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Vrindavan

vanam vrindavanam naam pashvayam navkananam. gopgopigavam sevyam punyaditraunvirudham. – Srimad bhagwat 10/11/28 Vrindavan, located on the banks of river Yamuna,was a place of green woods and rolling meadows. It was home to Lord Krishna; where he is said to have herded his cows, danced with the Gopies,fought the evil Kansa and fallen in love with…

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Chanderiyaan

Chanderi is a small town with a lot to offer – 300 monuments within a 6 km radius to beautiful hand woven sarees and apparel. But the weavers lives aren’t as becoming. Of the 3,500 weaving families in Chanderi, many don’t own a loom and live a hand-to-mouth existence through daily wages. Even  though the…

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