Ancient Shiva Temple, Delhi, National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi

History will never be kind to the successive Muslim invaders, the Portuguese and the British who unleashed unimaginable bloodshed, desecrated and looted temples, enforced conversions to Islam and Christianity using heinous means and cheap tactics of offering rice and shelter respectively, slaughtered cows and everything sacred to Hindus and dishonoured the Hindu women and children... Continue Reading →

Kanpur Kesariya Barfi

One of the most delectable sweets of Kanpur that in fact was first created in Banaras in 1947 is the kesariya barfi. Also known as tiranga barfi, this sweet pays rich tributes to our National Flag with the kesar symbolic of the saffron colour, pista representing the green and almond depicting the white colour.   This delicious innovation... Continue Reading →

Kabirdham (Kawardha) Jaggery

One of the most important commercial crops in India that thrives in the tropical and subtropical climates is sugarcane. India is the second largest producer of sugar in the world after Brazil and has seen a phenomenal growth in sugar exports of 291 percent from USD 1,177 million in 2013 - 14 to USD 4,600... Continue Reading →

On the history trail: Battle of Khed

Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj was in for a big disappointment. His aunt Maharani Tarabai did not acknowledge him as the rightful heir to the throne as she felt that the kingdom which was once ruled by his late father Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj had been lost to her late husband Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj and his son, young... Continue Reading →

Kanpur Batashe

Undisputedly the most relished snack across the country, the delectable golgappa known as patashe or batashe in Kanpur is everyone's quintessential favourite. This versatile dish goes by different names in the country - puchka, gup chup golgappa, pani puri, phulki and tikki to name a few.   The best batashe in Kanpur can be sampled at Murli Batashe Wala and... Continue Reading →

Anjaneya Temple, Srirangapatna, Mandya District, Karnataka

Srirangapatna, a brilliant example of the rich heritage of the Western Ganga dynasty, the Hoysala Empire and Vijayanagara Empire unfortunately became the capital of the most ruthless Muslim ruler to have ruled over the Kingdom of Mysore, Tipu Sultan. His rabid outpourings, radical fanaticism, religious intolerance, contempt and disdain for Hindus and tribals are legendary... Continue Reading →

Kanpur Gadbad chaat

A delicious innovation found only in Kanpur is gadbad chaat that literally translates to confusing chaat. As the name suggests, this speciality of Kanpur has a variety of flavours and textures thrown into one snack designed to leave you confounded!   This five-decade old recipe has pretty much everything a chaat bhandar sells - khasta, papdi, sev, bhoondi, puri and sometimes even a luchi.... Continue Reading →

Kadapa Banana

Kadapa or YSR district as it is known today has been seen a phenomenal growth in banana cultivation in recent years. This district along with Anantapur and Kurnool has been identified as important horticulture crop clusters in the state and country. Under the guidance of the central government and Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare,... Continue Reading →

Bija Mandal, Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh

A magnificent edifice of the Chaulukya dynasty or Solanki dynasty of Gujarat and the Paramara dynasty that ruled over Madhya Pradesh is the Bija Mandal or Vijaya Mandir. Some historical documents suggest that the foundation of this temple was laid by one Vachaspati, probably the Pant Pradhan of the Chaulukya dynasty and then finished by... Continue Reading →

Narmada Parikrama: Jaleshwar Temple, Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh

Considered by scholars, yogis, tapasvis and saints to be one of the most important tirthasthalas of Akhanda Bharat, Maheshwar is a religious, cultural, intellectual, historical, artistic and architectural powerhouse. A local saying, 'नर्मदा नदी से निकलने वाला हर कंकर (पत्थर) शंकर का रूप होता है |' that literally translates to each and every pebble that... Continue Reading →

Kanpuriya Dhaniya Aloo

The lip-smacking Dhaniya Aloo is undisputedly one of the most famous snacks of Kanpur. Made from fresh coriander and potatoes, this dish is better known on the street as chutney wale aloo or hari dhaniya wale aloo or hara aloo.   This mouth-watering dish has been prepared by locals for centuries using the age-old recipe. This hugely popular... Continue Reading →

Thanamir Apple

Thanamir Village located on the foothills of Mount Saramati, often referred to as the 'pride of the Nagas' is perhaps one of the most beautiful villages of Asia. This village in Kiphire district is near the India–Myanmar border and is blessed with stunning natural beauty, huge diversity of flora and fauna, dense forest cover and... Continue Reading →

Lakshmi Narayan Temple Group, Chandpur Village, Lalitpur District, Uttar Pradesh

The largest group of temples in the historical site of Chandpur – Jahajpura is Lakshmi Narayan. Considered by historians, archaeologists, artists and architects to be one of the finest examples of the engineering, artistic and architectural prowess of the Chandelas, this group of temples though completely in ruins today still manages to exude the charm,... Continue Reading →

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