The city of Mandu is adorned with spell-binding Afghan architecture surrounded by baobab trees native to Africa. The grand palaces are still alive with royal romance while the gateways (darwazas) speak of a history of imperial conquests. A walk through Mandu will leave you awe-struck. Sohail Hashmi will take you through a virtual Visual tour of Mandu in one and a half hours
something that requires three days in real time.
A Dilliwala for many generations Writer Documentary Film Maker and Heritage Activist Sohail Hashmi was born in 1950 at Chabi Gunj Nicholson Road in Kashmiri Gate. He studied at DU and JNU gave up his Ph.D. midway to work among slum dwellers unorganized youth head-load workers and shop hands for more than a decade before drifting into the electronic media. He has worked with PTI TV Home TV BiTV and Kingfisher .com rising from script writer to Executive producer and Content Editor Also worked as Media Advisor to the National Literacy Mission aside from researching scripting and producing many documentary films including conceptualization research and scripting of a film on the History of Urdu for the Ministry of External affairs in 2003 shown on Discovery Channel for 4 years. Produced a series of lesser known freedom fighters for Door Darshan and a Journey from Srinagar to Turtuk the last Indian Village in Ladakh for J&K Tourism in 2017.
Sohail Writes onDelhi on poetry language culture and communalism and Conducts Heritage Walks in Delhi.
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1 day ago The Speaker's erudition and clarity were well worth paying attention to. Having visited all the places she mentioned, I was amazed at just how little I really knew....and so I learned a lot.