Delhi

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…]

Jan 052015
 
A Visit To Agrasen Ki Baoli in New Delhi

Is Agrasen Ki Baoli A Haunted Stepwell in Delhi? I was standing on the last step of Agrasen or Ugarsen Ki Baoli and looking at all the skyscrapers surrounding the hundreds of year old Stepwell when some pigeons decide to punctuate the blue sky. As if by reflex I press the shutter button trying to freeze their flight forever. Today when we open a tap we expect clean drinking water that originated thousands of miles away in some Himalayan glacier or has been hiding in an abyss hundreds of meters deep. India my motherland is a land of so many [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 272014
 
Making of Ravana in Tatarpur Village Delhi

Making of Ravana for Sale: The demon king gives livelihood to hundreds of people Navatri or the nine nights is a period when most of the country prepares for Dussehra and is Ram may (राम मय). The stories or Ram’s victory over Ravana is enacted in form of Ram Leela ( no not the Bhansali version with bullets doing ballet with Bollywood belle Dipika Padukone, but the real one with bows and arrows ) across the country, especially north India in form of stage plays with the good winning over evil. But as the good old Winston Churchill said [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 242014
 
Ibis Delhi Airport Hotel in Aerocity - Hotel Review

Family Trip to Ibis Delhi Airport in Aerocity I have been a bit busy in last some weeks both on personal as well as work front.  So when I got an invitation to visit Ibis Delhi Airport to come and stay my instant reaction was to say no as my elder daughter had her school exams and I was entrusted by the missus to help her with science syllabus (finally something she thinks I can do better than her or this is to make me work ?). But the lady on phone was very persistent and told me that she [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 162014
 
Delhi Street Art - Hanuman jee and a few other thoughts

Hanuman Jee  in Street Art  Let us once again visit Street Art in Delhi, this time a more structured tiled fresco created in a subway to cross the busy Baba Khadak Singh Marg opposite the ancient Hanuman Mandir and the ever popular Coffee house run by DTTDC. Now acronyms are supposedly designed to help you escape long words and tongue twister, this DTTDC acronym succeeds in doing just the opposite, it is not only a tongue twister but also lazily expands to Delhi Tourism and Travel Development Corporation (or something similar). Don’t agree with me: Try saying DTTDC DTTDC [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 282014
 
Shankar Market Street Art Project - Connaught Place New Delhi

Shankar  Market smiles again with Street Art: Reviving Connaught Place Till 90s Connaught Place was a dream market, you moved around in circles, window-shopping and sometimes buying, drinking milk at Keventer’s, enjoying your stuffed Patties and Pastries at Wenger’s and strolling through the shaded corridors, checking the graffiti made by pan stains ( beetle leaves) on the corners. When you got tired you just lazily sat down on one of the low barriers made from pipes that were not painful for your posterior. Alas like all good things those days came to an end. Soon CP started declining ( CP is short [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 252014
 
Largest National Flag of India -Connaught Place New Delhi

The Tricolor in Connaught Place Delhi:  Largest National Flag of India I was on a vitamin D accumulation mission in Connaught Place with Pankaj G ( Check post about Nagori, Subzi, and Halwa I had at his home). We have gone there to get one of his many watches serviced by Gangoly Brothers, one of the iconic watch shops of Connaught Place in Delhi. As we emerged from the metro station, the first thing we noticed was the large tricolor, proudly giving a complex to the clouds and skyscrapers around. Pankaj G informed me about history, geography and a little [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Aug 052014
 
Nagori Aloo Subzi and Halwa: Breakfast of Old Delhi

My Tryst with Authentic Subzi, Nagori Poori, and Halwa Ask and it shall be given Matthew: 7:7-8 “Ask, and it will be given you. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened for you.  For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened. Drool and it shall be served on a platter. OK, I made the last one, or did I? I was talking to my friend cum elder brother jyada Pankaj G and we were conspiring on how to leave our wives and go to Old Delhi for [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]