Monthly Archives: April 2014

Shahzadi Jahanara Begum Sahib-Facets of her Life

  Shahzadi Jahanara Begum Sahib was the eldest daughter of Emperor Shah Jahan and Empress Mumtaz Mahal.   She was also the older sister of her father’s successor and the sixth Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Born: April 2, 1614 Died: September … Continue reading

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Mummy study: Egyptians used hair gel

Researchers say their study of 18 mummies indicates ancient Egyptians used fat-based products as hair-styling gel. Hair samples collected from the mummies were examined under a microscope and the team found the hair had been treated with a substance made … Continue reading

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Diet of Ancient Egyptians

Diet of Ancient Egyptians The court bakery of Ramesses III Various forms of bread, including loaves shaped like animals, are shown From the tomb of Ramesses III in the Valley of the Kings, Twentieth Dynasty of Egypt  Doubtless, ancient Egypt’s … Continue reading

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The tomb of “Ganna Begum”

The tomb of “Ganna Begum” On that tomb there is a small epitaph in Farsi, “Aah, Gham-E-Ganna”…… Ganna Begum Ganna Begum-whose life turned out to be a saga of misfortunes still lives in Ballads and memories of her tragic lore. … Continue reading

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The Tragic Story of Afzal Khan’s 63 Wives

The Tragic Story of Afzal Khan’s 63 Wives Bijapur, the famous capital of the medieval Adil Shah dynasty (1489 to 1686), is a small city in Souther Indian state of Karnataka, whose charm lies largely in the remarkable architectural legacy … Continue reading

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Sights we don’t see any more………

Sights we don’t see any more……… i) A Madari with a bear showing acrobatics. ii) People wearing red Turkish caps with blue or black side tassels. iii) Man selling semi-hardened and elastic candy floss shaped in different designs on a … Continue reading

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My views on FB…………………

We are all on our own platforms and planes and living in bubbles of our own life and environment. Our opinions and views can not be judged as, neither right nor wrong, because they are our own, justified and compatible … Continue reading

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