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Revisiting Taj Mahal on World Heritage Day

On the occasion of World Heritage Day, The Humming Notes revisits its trip to a monument that is Indian, but is, indubitably, the most photographed World Heritage Monument in the world, Taj Mahal. Commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, as a memoir of his most favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is perhaps the ultimate gift of love. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 42-acre complex, including a guest house and a mosque, and has been described

Art finds home at Taj Literature Festival

Last month the city of love, Agra saw an extravagant celebration of literature with the third Taj Literature Festival held at Hotel Clarks Shiraz. With almost 22 sessions over three days, the festival saw many prominent personalities talking about cinema, digital media, culture, photography, genre writing and much more. Literature is a vast subject which constitutes something from every walk of life, art being one of them. While the speakers were interacting with the audience under a colourful shamiana, one

Rolling stones – travel special

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float; to gain all while you give; to roam the roads of lands remote; to travel is to live.” said Hans Christian Andersen. Some of our most celebrated celebrities also seem to echo this thought. But how do they vacation? Where do they like going? What do they do? As the holiday season is just round the corner, we bring you some travel inspiration from our eternal travellers. Shah Rukh Khan, Actor My parents instilled the

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