Mar 052016
Haveli Dharampura  Delhi 6

Delhi Gets her own Heritage Hotel – Haveli Dharampura They say there were seven cities of Delhi. I say there are 7 cities of  Delhi. For I am not talking about the city of Delhi that is now found in history books or in the ruins of forts, that were once cursed by Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia as Ya Rahe Ujar, Ya Basey Gujar” या रहे  उजड़ या बसे गूजर. The patron saint of Delhi was upset with the mighty Emperor because he was diverting laborers from a step well that the saint was building towards the Tughlakabad fort. Emperors, plunderers [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

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…]

May 222013
Dilli Ki Galiyan- Missing The Streets Of Delhi

A Day Wandering The Streets Of Delhi I have lived out of Dilli for many years now. Delhi as it is called by those not familiar with the real name of the city that survived the lust of empires and emperors only to outlive them both. Dilli has lived in me for generations; every time I miss Delhi I will  remember the famous lines from Zauq the famous poet from Delhi, (yes sir, Delhi has given many famous Shayars or poets to this country than probably all other cities combined. Zauq and Ghalib are just two of the more [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]