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Since childhood, we have been told a lot about the Taj Mahal. The stories related to it, mysteries, who and for whom it was built, why it was built and lots more. Taj Mahal is one of the most powerful and famous testimonies of love. But did you know about some facts that are still unheard or lesser discussed? The history of the Taj Mahal is exciting more than you think. Here we have listed some of the unknown or less heard facts about the Taj Mahal.

1. Taj Mahal was built to honour the favourite wife of Shah Jahan

Taj Mahal was built to honour the favourite wife of Shah Jahan

We all know this thing, the Taj Mahal was built in the year 1631 when Shah Jahan’s favourite queen, Mumtaz Mahal, died giving birth to their 14th child. Shah Jahan had many wives which are also buried in the same complex, but it was only Mumtaz who was his favourite. This is the Taj Mahal that has been built in the memory of Mumtaz.

2. Taj Mahal changes its colour depending on the light

Taj Mahal changes its colour depending on the light

Now, this is very surprising, did you know that the Taj Mahal changes its colour depending on the light? The shimmering white marble structure gives off a different aura when seen under the warm sunlight and the cool shade of moonlight. It will give you a glimpse of pinkish hue in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden at night when lit by the moon.

3. Taj Mahal took long 22 years to complete its construction

Taj Mahal took long 22 years to complete its construction

Yes, the Taj Mahal took almost 22 years to build. The construction cost is estimated to be around 32 million Indian rupees which are equal to over US $1 billion at that time. More than 20,000 laborers were hired from all over Asia. Over 1,000 elephants were used to transport the heavy building material. The structure was adorned with 28 types of precious jewels. The turquoise came from Tibet, and jade came from China.

4. Taj Mahal has a hole in the ceiling of the main hall

Taj Mahal has a hole in the ceiling of the main hall

Do you know there is a hole in the ceiling of the main hall which is perpendicularly right above Mumtaz Mahal’s tombstone? It is believed that one of the artisans left the hole to create a flaw and destroy the dream of Shah Jahan to make it flawless after the artisan came to know about Shah Jahan’s plan who has decided to amputate all the artisans after completing the construction.

5. Taj Mahal surpasses the Qutub Minar

Taj Mahal surpasses the Qutub Minar

Believe it or not, the Taj Mahal is taller than the Qutub Minar. It is five feet taller than Qutub Minar.

6. Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday

Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday

The Taj Mahal is closed every Friday because it has an active working mosque on the premises, which is open for prayers every Friday in the afternoon.

7. Do you know pillars of the Taj Mahal are tilted outwards rather than standing straight?

Taj Mahal are tilted outwards rather than standing straight

If you observe it carefully, the four pillars of minarets are tilted outwards rather than standing straight. The reason behind their construction in this way was to protect the main tomb from being damaged with the falling of minarets on it in case of any natural calamity like an earthquake.

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7 Of The Weird Paintings That Were Sold Insanely for A Million Dollars

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Weird Paintings Sold for A Million Dollars

I personally don’t have any understanding of the art world. But I have that sense to tell whether the painting looks or not? In this article, we will show you some of the incredible or weird paintings that totally make no sense at all if you look at them. But then this thing also bothers me how these ugly looking paintings have been sold for a million dollars and who has purchased them? Have a look at these 5 paintings that were not only sold for an astonishing amount of money but also, many of them are pieces of art that you are going to swear you’d be able to have created at home.

Have a look, I bet you will die laughing.

1. Untitled (1961) by Mark Rothko – $28 Million

Untitled (1961) by Mark Rothko

via: Elite Readers/ Photo: Justin Tallis

There is nothing artistic in creating some simple rectangles in your piece of art. Literally, they have no or very little meaning if we talk practically. After having a look at this painting, you will feel like this might be the work of any first-grader. But in actual, it was painted by Mark Rothko and it was sold for over $28 million which makes it even more unbelievable.

2. ​Blue Fool by Christopher Wool – $5 Million

​Blue Fool by Christopher Wool

via: Twitter

We are not sure who the fool is here, but this abstract piece of modern art called ‘Blue Fool’ by Christopher Wool was sold for the staggering $5 million. Can you believe it?

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3. Cowboy by Ellsworth Kelly – $1.7 Million

Cowboy by Ellsworth Kelly

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We are not sure how this painting title ‘Cowboy’ actually resembles a cowboy and why it is considered to be like an art, but the truth is that it was sold for $1.7 Million which is leaving me like laughing for hours.

4. Rhein II, Sold for $4.3 million

Rhein II

via: Andreas Gursky/Christie’s Images, Ltd., 2011

Would you believe that this photo has been taken from someone by Accident while travelling? Think again. This is, in fact, the world’s most expensive photograph, called Rhein II, and it was sold for a whopping $4.3 million.

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5. Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi sold for $127.5 million

Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi

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This is a painting that was created by none other than but Leonardo da Vinci called ‘Salvator Mundi’. Now you will think like if it has been created by Leonardo then it must have very costly. No doubt, it was very expensive but if we talk about the quality of the painting, it was not that good as it should look like. Despite this, it still managed to sell in 2013 for $127.5 million.

6. Willem de Kooning’s Woman III sold for $137.5 million

Willem de Kooning's Woman III

via: artpaintingartist.org

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7. Paul Cézanne’s The Card Players sold for $250 million

Paul Cézanne's The Card Players

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So these were some of the ugly pieces of art which were sold for a staggering amount. I know it’s hard to believe but that’s the fact.

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7 Best Stories About Positivity and Kindness That Will Make You Feel Happy and Relaxed Amid Coronavirus Grim

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We are feeling so much frustrated right now amid Coronavirus grim. It’s all because of lockdown, staying at home all the time and working the whole day. Not only are we, almost everyone going through the same thing. What we can do in such cases where we are just watching death, pain and severe conditions everywhere. To make things lighter for you amid this grim, we are sharing you some of the best positive and kind stories which will bring a smile on your face for sure. Want to know about these stories.

Read below and spread the cheeriness around you.

1. A 32-year-old IT professor in Bengaluru is cycling to deliver basic necessities to the elderly

Now that’s too kind to hear that. A 32-year-old IT professor from Bengaluru is cycling throughout the city and offering to deliver basic necessities like medicines, to the elderly. The woman named, Aishwarya S, has an elderly mother in Chennai and that is why she is helping out any older people who might need help in a tough time like this.

Aishwarya S

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2. A heart-wrenching letter was written by a British girl to England’s Prime Minister

A young British girl wrote a heartwarming letter to England’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, about how it is her birthday but she won’t be celebrating it and cancelling her birthday party so that everyone remains safe. Her letter was so sweet that PM himself replied to her in the form of another hand-written letter. Check this.

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3. Chinese authorities sent their COVID-19 specialists to Italy

China sent their COVID-19 specialists to Italy

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Though China is suffering a lot due to this pandemic, still it has managed to send some of its COVID-19 specialists and 30 tonnes of medical supplies to Italy.

4. Online clinic in the UK is offering elderly people free therapy sessions

An online clinic in the UK is offering elderly people free sessions with therapists so that their mental health does not get affected amid this grim while being isolated from the world.

Read more: 7 Harsh Truths About People With A Sensitive Heart And Overthinking Mind

5. A 7-year-old boy spent 600 dollars that he had saved up from his last two birthdays and Christmas

A 7-year-old boy spent 600 dollars that he had saved up from his last two birthdays and Chrismas (es) to buy 65 Coronavirus care packs and 31 hot meals for senior citizens and to help local businesses.

6. Puducherry Cricket Board opened its dorm to patients affected by COVID-19

Puducherry Cricket Board

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This has been done to provide them with proper medical care. They have also tied-up with Laxmi Medical College in Puducherry for this. They can house up to 30 patients. Seriously, they are doing a wonderful job by saving the lives of many affected people.

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7. Jimmy Dean Hudson spent his pocket money to deliver toilet rolls to elderly people in his community

A 7-year-old boy from Westcliff, in Southend, has become a real hero in his community as he spent his entire pocket money to purchase and deliver toilet rolls to the elderly. He is delivering the rolls at the doorstep of the senior citizens in his community.

I am sure these positive and sweet stories have brought a broad smile on your face. Stay Home, Stay Safe.

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7 of The Most Dangerous Gangs Nobody Even Dares To Mess within The Whole World

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During previous times, the word “Gang” is used to express a group or band of people like a club or association of peoples. But nowadays, this word has entirely a different meaning which sounds more of like a negative tone. Today “Gang” means a group of people coming together for some criminal actions of other purposes. Check out the list of the 7 of the most dangerous gangs in the world with whom no one even dares to mess with in the world.

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1. Latin Kings

Latin Kings are one of the best-organized Latin gang s in the world which is known by everyone. The gang was formed in Chicago in the 1940s. At first, members were mostly Puerto Rican. But today, the gang is dominated mostly by Mexicans. This gang isn’t violent unlike other gangs but they do engage in a fair share of illegal money-making activities including contract killings.

2. Aryan Brotherhood

Aryan Brotherhood Gang

Michael “Big Mac” McElhiney (second row, far right), co-leader of the Aryan Brotherhood at the Marion, Ill., penitentiary when this 1995 photo was taken. via: Southern Poverty Law Center

This gang is also known as The Brand, the AB or the One-Two. They are responsible for 1/4 of prison murders in the US. If you want to be a member of this gang, then you have to kill someone they wanted at first. They have about 20,000 members in and out of prison in the US.

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3. Los Zetas

Los Zetas Gang

via: Credit: Florida International University

It is a Mexican origin gang and one of the most powerful drug cartels in the world. And you know what killing members are like their daily routine and a very normal task for them. As of 2012, Los Zetas has control over 11 states in Mexico, making it the drug cartel with the largest territory in the country. They are generally located and active in Mexico but they also have connections all over with the United States.

4. 18th Street Gang

18th Street Gang

via: ABC / AFP: Jose Cabezas

The gang is also known as M18, it is a ruthless criminal organization that started in Los Angeles, California. It is believed that they more than 65,000 members in 120 cities. They are rivals with Bloods, MS13 and Cribs. They have brutal rules like ‘’18 seconds beating’’ by their gang fellows to show proper respect to the gang. This is very shocking.

Also read: 8 Most Dangerous and Thrilling Tourist Destinations in The World

5. Bloods

Bloods Gang

This is a famous gang that belongs to Los Angeles. It was founded in 1972 as a club. It is also known as the biggest rivals of Cribs. They are known with their ‘’red’’ clothes and bandanas. The gang is separated into several “sets”, which have their tactics, especially when it comes to recruiting members in their group. Their members identify themselves through various gang indicators such as colours, clothing, symbols, tattoos, jewellery, graffiti, language, and also hand signs.

6. Yakuza

Yakuza gang Japan

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This is a traditional Japanese gang. Members of this gang are required to cut all ties with their families to be part of the group and prove their loyalty to the boss of their gang. It is told that they have more than 102,000 members in the world.

Also read: 8 Signs That tell India is Lagging Behind in Good Factors and Leading with The Wrong Ones

7. Wah Ching

Wah Ching Gang

via: YouTube

This is a Chinese gang which is also known as ‘’Dub C’’ which is founded in San Francisco during the early 1960s. It is composed mainly of young men. Most of their operations are focused around money laundering and committing financial crimes in Los Angeles and Eastern Asia. And you know what they are good at making money which is all they want.

So, do you dare to mess with any of these groups if you ever come across?

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