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And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.

- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I'd tried to find an Ashoka period edifice a couple of days back and had failed after two hours of furious sweat in the unforgiving afternoon humidity, so was skeptical
about Kidwai Nagar, but the weather was plain too good for the indoors -
the lazy have to rise when it rains, the excuses are washed over clear
for autumn.

Darya Khan's tomb turned out to be an easy find though, not too far from AIIMS flyover, and a park in a roundabout is not so difficult a find.

The tomb attracts quite a few visitors, cricket abounds and so do kinship and cards.

The tomb, as the ever so humble internet (Lord Wiki, to be precise) informs us, belongs to Darya Khan Lohani (dating back to the 16th century, the Lodi Era), and grew up to good heights, from an advocate in
Sikander Lodi's court to a Chief Justice during Bahlol Lodi.

The tomb lies on a central platform dotted by chattris at each vertice of the square rooftop.

The roofs of all the chattris are in tatters, two have collapsed and the other two are scraping away into oblivion.

And the rains were as beautiful as they'd arrived a little while back.

Lending half a dozen rides to the bunch of ogling kids I'd assembled by now, we trundled back to the safety of four walls.

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