Delhi

Oct 092015
 
Dilli Timelapse Video by Anurag Jetly

Dilli Timelapse: The most awesome video you will see about Saddi  Delhi One of the biggest draw of travel is you meet some really Awesome people, and I mean Awesome with a big A. I met one such awesome guy during my  Road Trip to Kumaon , Anurag Jetly was traveling with us and his aim was to spread the joys of photography. Now Anurag is one of those guys who breathe, eat, dream and talk only photography. His passion of photography is totally infectious.  Anurag has been working on various projects like capturing Time Lapses in Himalayas, movie sets [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 182015
 
Mirza Ghalib Ki Haveli Ballimaran Old Delhi 6

 desi pays homage to favorite poet of Delhi at Mirza Ghalib Ki Haveli  This post is dedicated to  Mirza Ghalib and his fans. A recent visit to Mirza Ghalib’s Haveli in Gali Qasim Jan, Ballimaran,  near Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi took me back to centuries and to an era when poets ruled hearts of people, while the Emperors struggled to save their fading glory. We were introduced to Ghalib in childhood form movie songs from Black and White era like Nuktachi Hai Gham-E-Dil Usko Sunaye Na Bane Kya Bane Baat Jahan Baat Banaye Na Bane Maein Bulata To Hun Usko [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jul 052015
 
Nat Geo Instawalk in Old Delhi 6- Chandni Chowk

desi Goes for Instawalk with Nat Geo in Old Delhi It is not very often that your lazy bum desi Traveler gets out of bed early morning, but every time Chandni Chowk calls me I make sure that do not miss the market  started by Mughals and called Chandni Chowk, or the market of moonlight. This visit was organized by Nat Geo TV channel and they have invited Instagrammers for the Nat Geo Instawalk in Old Delhi. I think more than 4000 instagrammers and photographers applied and yours truly was one of the 25 selected for the same. The [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 232015
 
A Special Food Walk in Chandni Chowk Old Delhi

  Mexican  Chefs and  desi  on Food Walk in Chandni Chowk Old Delhi   Food. Ah the Fuel for our body. The very thoughts of delicious, finger licking favorite comfort food is enough to make the salivary glands go in excessive production stage opening the flood gates in the mouth. And what better place to taste the foods of Delhi than the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk  also known as Delhi 6 for it Pin code number. They say about Switzerland that you can click in any direction and you will get a beautiful picture, I say in Chandni Chowk [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 082015
 
Ber : A fruit with Mythological Signficance

Beri Wala Bagh and other musings about Ber the fruit Statuary Warning: This post is nothing about Travel. So I will not feel bad if you want to skip and move on with your browsing. But I would feel awesome if you are interested in travel and may want to check this little story about the kindness of strangers in Rural Rajasthan, or how I met a Home Stay owner with Gandhian values in Wayanad Kerala,  during Kerala Blog Express. Those of you are still with me, thanks for still being here, you guys are awesomeness + sweetness combined, desi gets an [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Feb 012015
 
A Drive With SOUL: Rediscovering Passions

Drive With SOUL: A herd of Wild Beasts Tamed By Passionate Owners We were tribesmen first, bonding over a bonfire on starlit nights under open skies, dancing to the orchestra of wild brooks and collective laughter emerging from the deep bowels of Souls celebrating the bounties of mother earth.  Then we evolved and things got complicated, nations, religions, caste, community, and language all played a role to divide while we thought we are evolving as a species. No more. The baser instincts to belong to a tribe are back and we long to belong to a tribe that disenfranchises us [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 262015
 
Fountains near India Gate- Slow Shutter Speed pictures

Low Light Photography: Capturing Fountains in Lutyens’ Zone When I visited India Gate while circling around the endless circles of Lutyens Delhi I saw some of the fountains illuminated for the coming 26th January Festivities. We decided to park on the side of road and I calculated the time the traffic signal was taking to change. It was about 120  seconds between the lights change. But as the traffic was coming from all four directions I typically had about 60 seconds to rush to the middle of road, set up the tripod, compose and click the pictures in long [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 232015
 
26th January Parade Rajpath India Gate and President Obama Visiting India

India Gate – Parade on Rajpath and President Obama’s Visit  It is easy to get lost in Delhi whether you are in Old Delhi ki Galiyan  or circling around the power circles of Lutyens’ Delhi. The city loves to play pranks with you just look at it the biggest show of might of the democracy the 26th January Parade in Delhi marches on Rajpath or the path of the Royals. Did the naming pundits forgot that Democracy succeeded by trampling Raj under the callused feet of masses? And once the Raj fell like a pack of cards or should I say Humpty Dumpty, [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 132015
 
A Walk Photographing Delhi Heritage in Mehrauli

 Walking Talking and Photographing Delhi Heritage in Mehrauli So how many Delhi cities you know? If you are a Muggle like me you may say 2, New Delhi and Old Delhi. But if you read historians they will give you a lot more than just 2 cities of Delhi. From the mythological Indraprastha to the modern New Delhi there were many cities in between. The Dhillika or Tomars, Jahanpanah and Tughlaqabad built by an emperor who is either called an idiot or a genius depending on whose version you want to listen, but everybody agrees on his tyranny.   A [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 062015
 
Delhi Street Art Near Agrasen Ki Baoli

Delhi Street Art: Agrasen Ki Baoli While we were walking towards the Agrasen Ki Baoli just before the entrance to the famed step well of Delhi we found some excellent Street Art on the wall opposite to the Baoli or Step Well. I am not sure who the artists/s are but with this blog post let me salute the street artists of Delhi who are doing their bit to revive the city center in Connaught Place. At this stage it will be good if you check my earlier post about Delhi Street  Art in Shankar Market, Connaught Place before going [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]