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Diwan-E-Aam, Agra Fort


During the Mughal reign, successive emperors built forts afresh or modified existing forts/similar structures to suit their needs. The sprawling Agra Fort is said to have been built by modifying a fort called Badalgarh, constructed by a Rajput chieftain.  Read more interesting facts at http://www.agrafort.gov.in/story_af.html The… Read More

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Ageing with the Ganges


The Ganges, revered by Hindus as the holiest river, is in a constant state of abuse with industrial pollutants, carcasses, mortal remains,   plastic and other garbage causing its condition to deteriorate eachday. The government and the World Bank”s efforts at cleaning it have yielded… Read More