Category Archives: India

ISRO Launched CARTOSAT-3, 13 nano-satellites from Sriharikota

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro)  launched advanced earth imaging and mapping satellite CARTOSAT-3 along with 13 other commercial nano-satellites for the US on Wednesday. CARTOSAT-3, which is the ninth in the series, was launched from the second launch pad at … Continue reading

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Jaunpur: Sheeraz-e-Hind

Jaunpur is also known as Sheeraz-e-Hind. The  city was founded by the Sultan of Delhi Feroz Shah Tughlaq and named in memory of his cousin, Muhammad bin Tughluq, whose given name was Jauna Khan.In 1388, Feroz Shah Tughlaq appointed Malik Sarwar as the … Continue reading

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India’s Hidden Baolis Captured in photos

A new photobook has been published that unveils the history behind one of India’s best kept architectural secrets – a series of idiosyncratic subterranean stepwells scattered all over the country. Called The Vanishing Stepwells of India, the project was completed by … Continue reading

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The Great Caste Divide in Urban India

Proclaiming the Indian village to be a ‘sink of localism, a den of ignorance, narrow-mindedness and communalism’, the economist-turned-lawyer and the architect of the Indian constitution, B.R. Ambedkar famously exhorted Dalits to move away from villages practicing residential segregation to … Continue reading

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