It’s a girl, ma’am…..silence

Rajkumari Sharma Tankha Heard a woman talking so loudly on her handphone in Delhi Metro on a Monday morning. This woman, in her late thirties or early forties, was talking to her friend about someone, may be her sister-in-law. From what I could gather from the forcible evesdropping (she was so loud, I couldn’t help […]Read More

The Last Leaf

Rajkumari Sharma Tankha Small, yet hardly green, It sticks stubbornly to the branch, Against sun and rain, breeze and storm, The last leaf of tree. I know- inside me, I will live as long as this leaf, Gently moving in life, As it sways in gentle breeze, Or going through a storm inside me, As […]Read More

Sheesh Mahal, a pleasure garden of Mughals

Rajkumari Sharma Tankha   Sheesh Mahal is one of the many pleasure gardens built by the Mughals, north of Shahjahanabad. Nestled amid the crowded bylanes of Shalimar Gaon near Shalimar Bagh in northwest Delhi, a few km off the Ring Road in the Sheesh Mahal District Park, Sheesh Mahal is quite a large building, constructed […]Read More

Tripolia Gate

Rajkumari Sharma Tankha Tripolia Gate on the GT Karnal Road near Rana Pratap Bagh is one of the many heritage monument in the city that have been lying in dilapidated state. Uncared for by the authorities, this historic gate once stood guarding the entrance to Delhi. Tripolia Gate, meaning the triple gateway, was built during […]Read More

Teenage dream turns into reality

Rajkumari Sharma Tankha As a teenager, Yamini Agarwal once visited the Hotel Taj in Delhi and got so mesmerized by its interiors that she decided there and then that when she grew up she would design spaces. Following her passion, did her B.Sc (Interior Design) from Spectrum Institute, Delhi  after completing her schooling from Springdales […]Read More

  Sarai Pipal Thala

Rajkumari Sharma Tankha It was once a place brimming with activity. Hundreds of travellers on their way to Delhi would take shelter in one of the many rooms of this huge multi-storeyed haveli and enjoy the delicacies lovingly served by Chabili Bhatiyaran. And as the news reached far and wide the place came to be […]Read More

Editors Exercise Caution! Please

Rajkumari Sharma Tankha These days the first job I have in the morning is to scan the daily newspapers we subscribe to. Why? Because I have to see and assure myself if there is any objectionable content or visual in it. My daughters are growing up, you see, and they are in that stage of […]Read More

Flagstaff Tower

Rajkumari Sharma Tankha Located on the highest part of the Northern Ridge, the Flagstaff Tower is one of the many historical monuments Delhi has. It was constructed by the British around 1828. It is a cake -shaped building, about 150 m in height, with a low parapet running around the top, approached by a narrow […]Read More