I'm a Doctor by education and work in the field of Public Health. Travelling is a way of learning for me, more I travel more I learn. I believe every place has a story of its own, and as a traveller I try to pursue that story. The thought of meeting new people, knowing the unknown and learning new ways of life is what drives me to travel to new places every now and then. Being a nature lover and a curious appreciator of history, art and culture, I enjoy travelling to all sorts of destinations away from the usual monotony. I usually travel with my wife who is also a travel freak like me.
The first thing that caught my attention was a red-coloured window situated above the front gate of the fort. The moment I saw this window, a historic event of 1615 AD came to my mind. I was trying to visualize the scene when Mr. Thomas Roe, the ambassador of East India Company, was standing on the very place on the ground where I was standing. Mughal sultanate was at the peak of their rule and the East India Company had sent their emissary to seek permission to do business in the Mughal territory in the then princely India. The difference in their status was so huge that the emperor Jahangir gave Mr. Roe an audience from that window above and read out the firman which permitted the East India Company to do business in India. Ironically, in next 230 years, the same company went on to dislodge the Mughals and to establish the British Raj in India. That thought made me cold. I just stood there thinking about the present day permissions being granted to foreign based establishments to do business in our country. I shuddered to think about the possibilities of another foreign domination, if Indian democracy disintegrates in future.