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The Man Behind the Image

Dastkari Haat Samiti attempts to empower artisans through a photography workshop

Jahanara Begum: The Mughal princess who designed Chandni Chowk

Born in 1614, Jahanara lived a life outside the conventional role of a Mughal princess —as an exemplary poet, writer, architect, engineer and painter, especially in an era where the lives of Mughal women were largely confined within the walls of the zenana.


VIDEO: Students of NID Ahmedabad's hip-hop, rap tribute to the world of Mughals

The song starts with one of the students asking questions like 'What make a Hindustani? Is it colour? Language? Religion? Or status in economy?', etc. Thereafter, the students rap about the Mughal era, the Sultanate, how Babur came to India in the 1520s, about the capable Humayun, righteous Akbar, his son Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb.

Creating the Gods

An exhibition on pre-Bengal School of art shows the meeting of Western and Indian traditions

Scent of a City

In Kannauj, UP’s perfume capital, several ambitious initiatives are afoot to rejuvenate the local attar industry.

On the table: The makeover of Town Hall,a Delhi jewel

It will have museums,auditorium,light-and-sound programmes,even restaurants


Doorway to Luxury

The Big Door in Bandra celebrates beauty with ornate ceilings and replicas of antiques.

Think Small

An exhibition of miniature paintings recreates the Mughal era through intricate detailing and fine craftsmanship

Hindu organisation demands ban on 'Sons of Babar'

'Sons of Babar' is an English play by Salman Khurshid,for 'glorifying' the Mughal era.

Poetic Justice

It might be a rarity,but attempts are being made to revive mushairas or literary gatherings,which are an integral part our cultural legacy from the Mughal era. Pioneering the effort,for 12 years now,is city-based organisation Jashn-e-Bahar Trust.