Murshidabad: A Land of Grandiose Monuments of the Bengal Nawabs – Day Two

Reading Time: 8 minutesMurshidabad, the land of the Nawabs of Bengal, is a must-see for history buffs and those who love grandiose monuments. The architectural beauty, despite ravages of time and utter neglect, speaks of an opulence of a bygone era. Here’s the second and final part of the two-day trip of Anumita, with her family. She tells us about Katgola Bagan, House […]

Murshidabad: Where the Bengal Nawabs Dwelled-Day One

Reading Time: 9 minutesMurshidabad, known for the Nawabs of Bengal, had a Mughal background. It was also the place, which witnessed the famous Battle of Plassey (about 47kms. from Murshidabad). British victory, Robert Clive, changed the role of the British at Plessey in Bengal. This battle played a crucial turning point in the history of India. It was the foundation stone […]

Unravelling Minoan Civilisation through Artifacts, Frescos and Ruins

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe ruins of the Minoan Civilisation and a visit to the museum at Heraklion revealed an eclectic mix of wonder and beauty for Sushmita. In the Bronze Age civilisation, the dead were kept in Pithoi, a large ceramic vessel. The author dwells on the ceremony of death with an inward gaze of her own self. In that matriarchal […]

Enigmatic Rome: Majestic Capitolini and Colosseum

Reading Time: 8 minutesRome with its grandeur and beauty inspires awe. The might of the Roman Empire is palpable as one walks through its streets. Here we present an extract from the travel diary of Piyali. She takes us through the city and we see its splendor through her eyes. Here’s a special feature of Different Truths on the World Heritage […]

Mahabalipuram: Chariots of Stone

Reading Time: 4 minutesMahabalipuram is the epitome of Dravidian art between 6th and 7th century AD. It was named after the Pallava king Narashimhavarman-I. Situated on the coastal Bay of Bengal, it has been exposed to the corrosive winds and sand. This site has been recognised by the UNESCO. Here’s a Different Truths Special Feature on the World Heritage Day by […]

Machu Picchu: Revisiting the Wonders of the Lost Incan City

Reading Time: 6 minutesSukanya takes us down the memory lane. She recalls that it was in 1999 that she went to Peru. They hiked four days up the Andes to finally reach the lost city of Machu Pichhu, the Incan citadel, curled up in the Andean mountains, above the Urubamba river valley. Here’s a Different Truths’ special feature on the World […]