A little bit of inspiration….

There’s a race of men that don’t fit in, A race that can’t stay still; So they break the hearts of kith and kin, And they roam the world at will. They range the field and they rove the flood, And they climb the mountain’s crest; Theirs is the curse of the gypsy blood, And…

Of Fog and Warmth

The Delhi winter is magic. It completely transforms a city that was a blazing, scorching, burning piece of earth only a few months back, into a sleepy town shrouded in white fog. The mist reduces visibility to just a few meters, every morning for two straight months! It  plays havoc with the traffic, and makes both train…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

What is the image the word “grand” brings to mind? To a Delhi-wala, there can only be one vision: towering minarets, bulbous domes and soaring arches! Ruined as they may be today, the forts of Delhi still inspire jaw-dropping amazement a thousand years after they were built. So here’s my take on this week’s photo challenge…the grandness…

The Wanderers

Originally posted on infinite satori:
Because when every single cell of your body, every piece of hair rising up on your skin, is telling you to do something. You should always listen and follow it. Less than two months ago, I was driving home, contemplating on where I stand in this part of my life…

Dance at the Purana Qila!

For all you lovers of heritage out there, how would you love to be served with a delectable combination of dance, history, and ruins? I, for one, find it fascinating. The beautiful annual show Ananya  is back again in Delhi to celebrate Indian Classical Dance against the backdrop of the magnificent Purana Qila (Old Fort)…

An Open Grave

Whose is this open tomb that bears the inscription: “Let no one cover my grave except with greenery, for this very grass suffices as a tomb cover for the poor.”

Wonder where this is?

Do you recognize this temple- widely believed to be one of the five surviving temples from the Mahabharata period in Delhi? This is the temple of Yog Maya in Mehrauli, close to Qutb complex and Adham Khan’s tomb. The current structure is a 19th century one, but a devi temple is believed to have been…

Window to the Past

Spotted this in Chandni Chowk…can’t believe it’s from this century! Wonder what goes on behind that dilapidated window…. Would it transport us to 1857, perhaps even earlier?  

Purani Dilli at Ramzaan| A Photo Essay

On any ordinary day, one peek at the majestic Jama Masjid of Old Delhi will take your breath away. It will bring to your mind a picture of a royal cavalcade proceeding slowly from the Delhi Gate of the Red Fort to the entry of the royal mosque, a mighty Mughal Emperor making his way…

A Step away from Heaven| Taj Mahal, Agra

August is a month of holidays, and everybody I know is busy making plans for those long weekends that are just waiting to be lapped up! If you haven’t yet planned anything fun, you might just have a really hard time booking anything at this point. But worry not, folks. If you are in Delhi you know…

Sunset over Akshardham

A strenuous drive from Delhi to Noida, brightened by a wonderful sunset over the Akshardham temple!  Have never really been inside the complex, but this gorgeous view is good enough for me🙂  Have you been there? Got any stories or feedback to share?