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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

Taj Lit Fest: get ready to meet Mir and Ghalib

February is known as the month of love and togetherness and what better way to sign it off in the city of love, Agra. We know Taj Mahal is itself a reason enough to visit this city but there is another one as well, the Taj Literature Festival. A 3-day literary extravaganza is set to host writers, authors, celebrities, speakers and all book lovers from February 26 to 28. The third edition of the festival was officially announced in New Delhi