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Yusuf A Ahmad Ansari  Director of Experiences at SUJÁN. Author of two, student of History, wildlife gazer & archivist. Old Stoic. Travel, History, Wildlife and Nostalgia...

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The entrance to the tomb and mosque of H. Ayyub al Ansari; patriarch and forefather in a direct line, to the Ansaris of Medina.
The host of The Prophet ﷺ, in Medina, his companion and standard-bearer in battle, Ayyub Ansari took part in such epic battles as Badr, Uhud, Khandaq, Yarmouk and many others before his martyrdom in the first siege of Constantinople, (674-678 AD), aged over eighty. He is buried in a district of Istanbul, Eyüp Sultan, named after him. The shrine and mosque in its compound are visited by thousands of pilgrims each day.
I feel blessed after paying my respects at the shrine today.
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Originally built by Emperor Konstantios (Constantine I) in 360 AD, the Hagia Sofia (Aγια Σοφία) has seen multiple deprivations, and rebirths. Earthquakes, internecine strife and other destructions aside, it continues to stand overlooking the Bosphorus and Istanbul.
First built as a basilica and converted into a mosque in the 15th century, the Aya Sofya, as it is locally known was turned into a museum in 1935, during the Kemalist Reformation.

There are still a few spots on earth that resonate with a pulsating beat of humanity's collective heritage and experience. This is most certainly one of them. Every dome and portal, vaulted keep and corridor is a passage into the folds of history.

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Sultanahmet Çamii, popularly known as The "Blue Mosque" stands opposite the wondrous Ayasofiya (Hagia Sophia) in Istanbul's, Sultanahmet district.
The mosque was begun and completed by the Ottoman ruler Sultan Ahmed I, in the early 17th century.
The "Blue Mosque" tag is purportedly due to the interiors, which have over 20,000 (largely) blue handmade tiles.
The mosque is also home to a madarsa (school) and is surrounded by groves on all sides. Definitely a sight for sore eyes, with one of the most sonorous aza'ans (call to prayer) I have yet heard.

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Finally inspired to put pencil to paper - after years - and rushed this up in an hour. Beginner's luck perhaps but the sketch appears to be coming along well...
A rendition of the left profile of the prodigious tigress Noor of Ranthambhore. With her unusually dark facial patterns, this beauty does stand out. Presently a mother to three very promising female cubs, Noor is in her prime and the unchallenged queen of her territory. Look forward to seeing her, as soon as the Park opens after the monsoon.

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First visit to the wife's studio, where all the action happens #ndtv24x7.
Thank you for the show-around! @gargirawat

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The Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela) is a widespread resident across much of India. This charismatic predator is also sought after by 'Twitchers' and other Birders visiting Ranthambhore as well and can be seen near the perennial waterholes that dot the National Park. With the approach of summer and a profusion of reptiles and snakes in particular, the 'Crestie' makes for some stunning imagery against the background of ficus, blackberry and other trees.
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The Durbar Hall of SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace imparts one of the grandest welcomes in the city of Jaipur, Rajasthan's capital city.
A private home of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the palace is amongst the oldest royal buildings in the Pink City and a unique location from where to explore Jaipur's stunning heritage and history.

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A seasoned #Rabari gentleman looks up from his morning cuppa while his herd of Godwari cattle frolic in the background, gently masticating their fodder.
The Rabaris' are a pastoral community and as much a feature of the #JAWAI landscape as the dizzying granite hills and local leopards around them.

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The 'Gumbaz' is the tomb of Tipu Sultan and his father, the equally formidable #Haidar Ali at #Srirangapattana in present-day Karnataka, outside Mysore.
Tipu succeeded his father Haidar Ali in December 1782 to the throne of their #Kingdom of Mysore. Between them, father and son waged war against the East India Company four times in a series of conflicts which came to be known as the Anglo-Mysore wars. The final Anglo-Mysore war resulted in the 'Siege of Seringapatam' and the death of Tipu Sultan in battle in 1799, against the combined forces of the #Nizam of Hyderabad, the Marathas and the British.
He was buried alongside his father at the Gumbaz with full state honours. One of his biographers, Kate Brittlebank writes;
"...Tipu created an instantly recognisable identity as a legitimate and powerful king, one that even the British victors acknowledged when they transported his body through the streets of Srirangapattana to bury him as a prince."
The Gumbaz is an extraordinary place of rest for an extraordinary king.

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RIP Bacchus
(14th January 2006 - 31st December 2016).
A companion to the family for over a decade. A caring friend and playmate to our little children. A natural born retriever and a great barker at door-bell ringers, who never bit a human in his life. My only company in late-night writing marathons and the greatest actor we have known.
Your presence is already missed but enjoy the Happy Hunting Grounds!

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The Juma'h Masjid at #Amber. Minutes out of central #Jaipur, is also known as "Akbar's Mosque". Built in the 1590's, this very compact and peaceful space offers a meditative and spiritual setting for visitors to find repose and calm after exploring the iconic #AmberFort.
One of the finest, though least elaborate pieces of Mughal architecture still extant in northern India.

The third Mughal emperor, Akbar had a special connection with the Kacchawa's of Amber, whose daughter he married, making him the son-in-law of what is now Jaipur.

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