Golconda Fort, Hyderabad Being the home of world’s most famous gems like Koh-i-Noor and Hope Diamond to name a few, Hyderabad is also a highlight for one of the medieval sultanate’s architectural wonder – the Golkonda Fort. Originally named Mankal, this fort has been listed as an archaeological treasure by the Archaeological Survey of India. Along with being a marvel in itself, the citadel has witnessed some relevant segment of history. History: Founded by a shepherd, a granite hill which once was a territory of the Kakatiya Dynasty, witnessed the construction of the Golconda fort. What started off as a kucha embankment was named Golconda where Golla meant Shepherd and Konda meant Hill. It was built to use it as a part of their western defenses. The fort was strengthened by Rani Rudrama Devi and her successor Raja Pratap Rudra Dev. But soon enough, the fort was taken over by…

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Mumbai’s Own Little Italy

Asalpha, Mumbai From the beginning of our history, art has been a well-adopted form of communication. Though the makers of history switched between paintbrushes and typewriters, the motive of highlighting a cause didn’t change. Irrespective of taking various forms, shapes…