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    One of India's treasured architectural marvels, the Taj Mahal, is famous globally as a "wonder of the world". The 17th century "symbol of love" was built in Agra during the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and is dedicated to his wife, Mumtaz. Hundreds of years later, the Taj Mahal's architecture is still inspiring modern construction in India.

    US software giant Microsoft has inaugurated a brand new office inspired by the magnificent Taj Mahal in Noida, an industrial town near the Indian capital city of New Delhi.

    The Windows-maker shared glimpses of its new Microsoft India Development Centre on Twitter, flaunting its corridors made of ivory white marble, domed ceilings as well as other textures and designs inspired by Mughal architecture across the office space.

    "To empower our people to achieve more, we are now broadening our horizons", Microsoft wrote, sharing a video of the office.

    ​Micosoft's new Noida office has created a buzz on social media in India. Netizens seem excited about the beautiful office, which, according to some, is "fancier than a hotel".

    ​"It's a dream I had when I came back to India from Redmond in 2005 when there was nothing. In order to attract the best talent from the country, you have to go to the places where they are", the media quoted Rajiv Kumar, managing director, Microsoft IDC as saying about the office.

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