Rasmancha - Terracotta Temple, West Bengal
The Rasmancha is a historical building located at Bishnupur, Bankura district, West Bengal, India. It was commissioned by Mallabhum king Hambir Malla Dev (Bir Hambir) in 1600 CE.
(via Flickr: mukhopadhyay rajeshwar)
Sikhs gathered outside the High Commission of India,India House in
Central London to protest on the 15th of August 2015.The protest was
held in support of Bapu Surat Singh Ji Khalsa who has been on hunger
strike for over 200 days to release Sikh Political Prisoners jailed in
Hindutva India who have completed their sentences.The demonstration was
also to mark the 15th of August known as a black day for Sikhs,for this
was the day Sikhs became enslaved under Hindutva India after
Panjab the Sikh homeland was split in to two during the partition of
British India in to Pakistan & India.Protesting against the Sikh
Genocide & contiuned human rights abuses against Sikhs in Hindutva
India Sikhs raised slogans of Panjab banega Khalistan,Khalistan
Zindabad,India out of Khalistan & Bapu Surat Singh teri soch teh
pehra dyageh tokh keh.As well as Sikhs a large number of Kashmiri
activists demonstrated in the joint demonstration for the freedom of
Kashmir & various leaders such as Lord Nazir Ahmed spoke about how
Hindutva India continues to oppress Kashmiris,Sikhs & other
minorities within Hindutva India.
Not the Taj Mahal | this is Bibi ka Maqbara in Aurangabad, Maharashtra India. It was built/commissioned between 1650 and 1660 by Shah Jahan’s son Aurangazeb for his fourth wife, Rabia-ud-Daurani/Dilroz Bani Begum. It is clearly based on the design of the Taj, but lacks it’s grand splendor. The main mausoleum is much less wide, and is built with cheaper materials than the Taj’s marble - it has been less able to stand the test of time as compared to the Taj. Nevertheless, it is still beautiful - and lacks enormous tourist crowds!