History, travel

#wanderlust Travel Diaries: Kolkata

  We are celebrating the launch of the utterly gorgeous Wanderlust: A Coloring Journal with travel stories! Here is one from Kala's trip to Kolkata -  Call it Calcutta or Kolkata. It is a city you would surely fall in love with. A city that loves to cling to every bit of its history and preserve… Continue reading #wanderlust Travel Diaries: Kolkata

History

A Festival For All

A post by our guest blogger, Vandhana K., a sixteen-year-old who talks in puns and writes in poems, enjoys tasty food and tasteful books (both at once if she can get them).  Thrissur Pooram is one of the biggest festivals in Kerala and the story behind it is as interesting as the festival itself. Before Thrissur Pooram started,… Continue reading A Festival For All

History

The (hi)story behind the Taj Mahal

he A post by our guest blogger, Vandhana K., a sixteen-year-old who talks in puns and writes in poems, enjoys tasty food and tasteful books (both at once if she can get them).  This is the story of how the Taj Mahal, the epitome of historic architectural finesse came into being in Agra, in the heart of… Continue reading The (hi)story behind the Taj Mahal

History

The Story of Jaipur, Part 5: A City is Born

It was the year 1727. Twenty years have passed since the death of the Emperor Aurangazeb, the last of the Great Mughals and the Empire’s glory days are fading rapidly. After Bahadur Shah, Aurangazeb's heir, monarchs come and go with the changing seasons. By 1719, the real power behind the throne are a scheming duo… Continue reading The Story of Jaipur, Part 5: A City is Born

History

The Story of Jaipur, Part 4 : Brother’s Keeper

Young Jai Singh was quite pleased with himself. At the age of twenty, he had recaptured his kingdom from the Mughal Empire and symbolically declared his independence by performing the Vajpay Yagna, an ancient ritual reserved for absolute monarchs.  In the eyes of the Rajputs, the House of Amber had regained much of its lost… Continue reading The Story of Jaipur, Part 4 : Brother’s Keeper