The story of Indian forests and the Forest Research Institute!
Sitting right in the heart of this battleground, we witnessed some amazing stories of the British-Gorkha war of 1814 AD where an army of 400 Gorkhas gave a tough time to a decorated army of 5000 soldiers of the Company!
Built in 1707, almost half a century after Taj Mahal, this lesser known shrine, situated in the heart of Dehradun, is the reason why the town is named so! The construction was patronised by Aurangzeb who dedicated this place to his friend and guide, Sri Guru Ram Rai. This complex is one of the finest examples of artworks of Mughal times ..with marvellous Frescoes, Marble-inlay work (pachchikari) done by the descendants of artists who worked on Taj Mahal.. this place is an oasis of tranquility in Dehradun.
In this episode – the story of Buddhism in Dehradun, Tibetan Buddhism, and the Buddhist connections of Benaras, Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Haryana!
Another favorite cover performed with sis 🙂
Original song credits:
Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Music: R.D. Burman
Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
Film: Sunny (1984)
New vlog/documentary 🙂 This time it’s the beautiful tomb of Nawaab Safdarjung, located in Delhi, India!
Crooned this beautiful Ghazal by Mehdi Hasan sahab recently 🙂 on special ‘orders’ from mom .. it’s one of her favorite ghazals 🙂
Our new vlog covering the following topics 🙂
– Tomb of Humayun
– Isa Khan’s Tomb
– Bu Halima’s gateway
– Arab Ki Serai
– Afsarwala Tomb and mosque
– West Gate
– Char Bagh, Paradise Gardens
– Conservation and redevelopment
– Architecture, Aesthetics and Culture
– Nizamuddin Basti Redevelopment
– Skill Development
Our vlog/documentary about this amazing paradise garden in Delhi 🙂
Sunder Nursery (Central Park, New Delhi) is a 16th century heritage park complex adjacent to the Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Delhi. Originally known as Azim Bagh and built by the Mughals in the 16th century, it lies on the Mughal-era Grand Trunk Road, and is spread over 90 acres (36 hectare). Future plans aim to link nearby areas to develop it into India’s largest park covering 900 acres.
Today Sunder Nursery contains fifteen heritage monuments of which 6 are UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protected Sunder Burj, Sunderwala Mahal and Lakkarwala Burj.
The development works at Sunder Nursery commenced in 2007 by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) in partnership with the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), the nursery reopened to public as a heritage park on 21 February 2018. Now it contains over 300 types of trees, making it Delhi’s first arboretum.
During the British rule, the nursery was established to grow experimental plants, which gave it its current designation as a nursery. The “Sunder” part of the name comes from the Sunder Burj tomb located in the same premises. Although the name Sunder Nursery has still held, the park has been quoted to be a ‘Delhi’s Central Park’ after landscape development works undergone since 2007.
Sunder Nursery is part of the larger Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Project of the Aga Khan Trust, master plan which involves restoration work on 30 nearby heritage structures.
Sharing an hour long Guided Meditation session that will surely help you relax and evolve 🙂 The step by step guidance is provided in English and Hindi and the ambient soundscape is composed using various organic healing sounds. The vocal guidance is based on learnings from Anapansati and Vipasana forms of meditation and are designed to heal and evolve the ‘self’. Happy healing 🙂