Love For Architectural Beauty

There is something about Delhi winters – the chilly morning, the fog, the hot beverage, the evening tea with hot pakora’s. For me winter is a season to rejoice, explore and tread new territory. History has always fascinated me. And Delhi has its own historic importance since the time of Mughals. It’s bestowed upon with marvelous monuments and from the mughal era.
The Exploration
My journey started with a visit to the famous Qutub Minar. It was constructed in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, and later completed by his successor Iltutmish.

Qutub Minar, is the tallest minaret in India  and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in South Dehli – Qutub Minar is made of red sandstone and marble and has a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft). It contains whopping 379 stairs.

Before 1981, the general public could climb the top of Qutub Minar after passing through the seven-storey narrow staircase. However, on 4 December 1981 an accident occurred when the electricity was gone and the staircase of the tower went into darkness. Around 45 people were killed in a stampede that followed the electricity failure; most of the victims were children. In those days school children on Fridays were allowed freely in historical monuments and a lot of school groups were taking advantage. Subsequently public access has been forbidden.
The verses from the holy Qur’an are carved on sandstone walls of Qutub Minar. This monument serves the purpose of calling people for prayer in the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque.

Attractions near Qutub  Minar
The Iron Pillar is one of the metallurgical interests of the world. It is a thing to study as well as famous tourist destination. Traditionally people believe that if anyone standing in front of pillar with his back towards the column can encircle it with their arms, all his wishes will be fulfilled.
Then there is the beautiful green park in the entrance where you can sit, chill and relax with friends or family.

My day spent with my family in this beautiful place was simply wonderful. We enjoyed the fun filled day in bright sunlight with lot of gossip and photo session.

A must visit place for everyone – to admire the beauty and architecture, and also for those who prefer a calm laid back winter afternoons.

Best time to visit – November to March
Other Details
Timing: 6am – 6pm
Open: 7 days a week
How to reach: Best way is to take Delhi Metro and get down at QUTAB MINAR  metro station then take an auto, approx cost of travel by auto: Rs 60.
Entry fee: Rs: 10 (Indians), Rs 250(Foreigners)
Do visit and share your feedback

For the love of American accent

Before I even begin, let me tell you the inspiration behind the title.

Recently I was traveling to Mumbai from Delhi via Jet airways. I just love travelling by air and every other details that is associated with it. The roads that lead to the airport, the airport (infrastructure), the duty free shops, the lounges etc. So far so good. Now let’s talk about the airline staff at the ground and in the air. I am not sure if they have been trained to speak in an accented language or they do it on purpose but then that’s none of my concern. First of all let’s get this straight – being an American and speaking like one are two different things.

Now since I had lot of time to kill I was just trying to analyze the announcement made by the airline crew at the ground. By the time I could make out what they spoke at the beginning I missed the end. And this happened on multiple occasions. The flight attendant was no different. Though I do appreciate all the efforts they put in for the comfort of our journey. The accent is something I really can’t digest. Please do not get me wrong am not against American accent, but speak if you are truly confident about it. Else speak neutral.

Secondly their rate of speech is so fast that many a times it’s hard to figure out the purpose of the announcement. If you have seen the insurance advertisement you would understand my dilemma. Remember the familiar quote at the end of the advertisement “Insurance is the subject matter of…. read the offer document for details” that’s exactly how the announcement is made.

Priyanka Chopra from Bollywood is no different – she pretends her hometown is Amrica and not India.
I can understand a call center employee putting up an accent. That’s his bread and butter. But for the rest of you – it’s time to move over your love for the American accent. We are Indian and lets be one. If you really want to sound good, brush up your English and speak neutral.

My Small World

Double Graduate in Information Technology & Accounts, 2nd semester drop out  MCA
HR by Profession
Love visiting Historic place ,new food joints,making new friends.
Die hard fan of Romantic movies,
Addicted to Shopping & Coffee .
Not a make up freak
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