Happy Birthday :)

Date with Delhi is one year old today- all thanks to you dear readers (and thanks to WordPress for diligently reminding me). The experience has been rewarding, exciting and exasperating all at once… but more than anything, it has been a constant reminder of a side of Delhi I’d otherwise forget. A Delhi that lies buried under the swanky malls and traffic-clogged roads, that cowers behind the ugly corruption and the hopeless insecurity of the times.
This ephemeral Delhi is a centuries-old ย megacity, ย rich with beauty and heritage, art and culture, resplendent with stories of magnificent monarchs and Sufi saints. It is a Delhi I wish I knew more closely, for it’s as fascinating as an epic of mammoth proportions with innumerable twists in the tale. And this is the city I wish to bring to you.

By the way friends, I’m toying with the idea of collating some of my favorite moments over the last year and creating a picture collage for you….let’s see if committing it here keeps the motivation going ๐Ÿ™‚

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. mj says:

    Congratulations! It’s an important milestone. You have a great thing going here – to remind ourselves and readers all over the world, Delhi is more than the gang rape. It is beautiful, and has nice people (like wanderfool), and amazingly majestic monuments….

    1. wanderfool says:

      Thank you mj, you said it better than I could have. The crimes in this city have been heinous to say the least, but the way Delhiites have risen to voice their protest and stand up against archaic laws speaks in no small measure about the spirit of this city.

  2. Happy birthday! You have a great blog here and I value reading your posts. Keep it up (and I would very much like to see that collage!). Ken ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. wanderfool says:

      Thanks Ken.
      Building pressure uh oh ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. nomad says:

    Every blog post of yours makes me die with envy & inspires me to venture into the streets of Delhi, simultaneously!

    Very few blogs have inspired me like yours, looking forward to read more hidden treasures inside the ‘City of cities’ ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. wanderfool says:

      Really! Thank you so much “nomad”, you suddenly make me feel lucky ๐Ÿ™‚
      Just went through your blog and found the writing very entertaining…hoping to go through more of your posts soon.

      1. nomad says:

        Entertaining! that’s a compliment, i always thought my scribbles are quite boring that it ensures people never return to my blog ๐Ÿ˜€

        I am happy you liked it, would love to know what you liked and what needs improvisation in your opinion.

  4. Happy birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚ Your Delhi is amazing, I wish I had time to see it the way you do when I visited!

  5. twobitwo says:

    congratulations on hitting a milestone!!

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