Interesting anecdotes from the everyday lives of Dilliwaallahs from the bygone era!
Culture, tradition, and tehzeeb … poets, literature, food, festivals .. and the people of Dilli ! All of this and more in this beautiful storytelling session by Asif Khan Dehlvi .. Enjoy 🙂
An unread chapter, an unexplored meaning to the country’s independence! Stories of “partition” by Delhi Karavan !
Here’s Ghugni Chura, Pakoda and Littee Chokha for you 😉 (from The Pot Belly Rooftop Cafe, Shahpur Jat, Delhi)
In the final episode from the Qutub Complex, we bring to you the very famous..mighty..standing tall..the Qutub Minar. 72 meters in height, this is the tallest brick minaret in the world!
Qutub Minar, along with the ancient and medieval monuments surrounding it, form the Qutub Complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The episode also features interesting trivia about Smith’s Folly and Gordon Sanderson’s sundial! Happy Exploring 🙂
The Alai Darwaza is the main gateway from southern side of the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque. It was built by the second Khilji Sultan of Delhi, Ala-ud-din Khilji in 1311 AD. It is considered to be one of the most important buildings built in the Delhi sultanate period. With its pointed arches and spearhead of fringes, identified as lotus buds, it adds grace to the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque to which it served as an entrance.
The episode also features the Tomb of Imam Zamin. More info >> here
Happy exploring 🙂
Ever wondered how “Delhi” got its name? ..ok..sample this.. “कीली तो ‘ढीली’ भई तोमर भए मतहीन ” ..rings a bell ??
Ok ..watch this quick episode about the IRON PILLAR @ Qutub Complex and the stories associated with it and you’ll know the answer 🙂 There’s also a discussion about the architectural techniques of medieval times! Happy Exploring 🙂
The story of an ambitious Sultan and his unfinished minaret from the medieval times 🙂