Tomb of Bijri Khan : Photo Essay

The tomb dates to Lodhi era and almost certainly belonged to a Lodhi noble who may not have played any significant role in shaping Delhi. The Tomb stands on a raised platform and the structure is crowned with a high dome.

However as per Archaeological  department no information is available on Bijri Khan.

Location : 969, Sri Venkateshwara Mandir Marg, Sector 2, Rama Krishna Puram, New Delhi, Delhi 110022

Safdarjung Tomb : Photo Essay

The structure is made of marble and and red sandstone quite pleasing in appearance.

The  Safdarjung Tomb is dedicated to Mirza Muqeem Abul-Mansur Khan, who was also known as Safdarjung. The tomb was built by his son in 1754 and is special because it was the last building to be constructed in the same fashion as Humayun’s Tomb.

It stands in the middle of a large garden and is divided in a square shaped pattern–quite like a char-bagh

The tomb has tanks and fountains dotting the central pathway. It has a gate on the east and is surrounded by pavilions on its other three sides. It is a double storied square structure built on a platform of a raised terrace.

Restaurant Review : Shiv Sagar, Janpath , New Delhi – 3.5/5 Star

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Heard a lot about this outlet and its food from my foodie friends. So recently when I was in CP with family I decided to give it a try. I am a big fan of Delhi street food and like spicy meals. Compare to Delhi, Bombay ( yes, for me it is still Bombay ) street food is totally different. Less spicy with different flavour.
It was an early evening so we just ordered some snacks.

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1.Vada Pao – It was just enough warm to eat. Portion size was too small. Taste average. (3/5)
2.Pav bhaji – Good taste but less spicy compare to Delhi version. (4/5)
3.Dhokla Papdi Chat – Portion size was good. Enough for 2 people. Loved it. (5/5)
4. Special Chinese Bhel – Something different. (3.75/5)
5- Kufi – Good taste. Must have (4.5/5)
6. Fruit Cocktail – Fresh Juice. Good taste. (4.5/5)

Ambiance : 4/5
Service : 5/5 ( Really quick )
Value for money : 3.75/5

And surprisingly they are also having branch  on 6662 Southwest Fwy, Houston TX

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Finalists announced for The Man Booker International Prize 2015

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The Man Booker International Prize recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.  Worth £60,000 to the winner, the prize is awarded every two years to a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is generally available in translation in the English language.
The ten authors under consideration for this 2015 prize are:

  • César Aira (Argentina)
  • Hoda Barakat (Lebanon)
  • Maryse Condé (Guadeloupe)
  • Mia Couto (Mozambique)
  • Amitav Ghosh (India)
  • Fanny Howe (United States of America)
  • Ibrahim al-Koni (Libya)
  • László Krasznahorkai (Hungary)
  • Alain Mabanckou (Republic of Congo)
  • Marlene van Niekerk (South Africa)

The finalists were announced at the University of Cape Town in South Africa by the chair of judges, Professor Marina Warner, who commented:
‘The judges have had an exhilarating experience reading for this prize; we have ranged across the world and entered the vision of writers who offer an extraordinary variety of experiences. Fiction can enlarge the world for us all and stretch our understanding and our sympathy. The novel today is in fine form: as a field of inquiry, a tribunal of history, a map of the heart, a probe of the psyche, a stimulus to thought, a well of pleasure and a laboratory of language. Truly, we feel closer to the tree of knowledge.’
Previous winners have been Lydia Davis (2013), Philip Roth (2011), Alice Munro (2009), Chinua Achebe (2007) and Ismail Kadare (2005).

The 2015 winner will be announced in London on 19 May.

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