Featuring ‘Irresistible India’

Recently I was on board an Austrian Airlines flight. I was pleasantly surprised to see the in-flight magazine featuring ‘Irresistible India’ as their cover story. Moreover, the main focus of the feature was Delhi and I immediately grabbed it to read up. It is so true when the article talks about how tourists somehow bypass Delhi…

Endurance

endurance  [en-doo r–uh ns, –dyoo r-] noun 1. the fact or power of enduring or bearing pain, hardships, etc. 2. the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue,stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina. 3. lasting quality; duration. These definitions are fitting for the Bada Gumbad, or Big Dome, at the Lodi Gardens in Delhi, which…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

The Daily Post invites bloggers to participate in weekly photo challenges by prompting ideas with a single word or thought. This week’s challenge is ‘habit‘. Something that becomes customary, an everyday something which might appear mundane but sometimes behind that act, there might lie a lot of meaning and depth. At the Dargah of the…

A Pilgrimage of Sorts

If you have been to Delhi but not visited the dargah of Hazrat Nizamuddin, you have missed something! Even if you are not a particularly devout follower of Sufism, this shrine would still give you a spectacle of how faith can indeed move mountains. But let’s begin at the beginning….. So the other day, together…

Traffic jam!

I have to share something crazy that happened the other day. I was driving around with a friend in Dwarka and if you have been to that part of the city, you’d not expect the kind of traffic even remotely close to what the neighbouring area of Gurgaon faces.  So we happily took a turn…

Dusk at the Jama Masjid

A year ago around this time, on a sudden impulse, wanderfool and I hopped onto the yellow line of Delhi Metro one afternoon, and went to Chandni Chowk. At first we got caught up in the alleyways and just hopped from shop to shop, not buying anything, just taking in the hustle-bustle of the vendors, the fragrance of…

Wonder where this is?

Take a shot at guessing this one… you know what to do! just post your reply on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DateWithDelhi and check out what others have guessed as well🙂 Latest update: This is the Dargah (shrine) of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, a Sufi saint of the 14th century who remains loved and revered by thousands to this…

Wonder where this is?

Here’s another photo-quiz for my readers! Can you guess the name of this monument or where it is located? If you do, please post your response on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/DateWithDelhi Go on, try it out🙂 Latest update: This is the incomplete Alai Minar inside the Qutb complex, Alauddin Khalji‘s ambitious project abandoned half way due to…

A Tale of Three Cities

Early last year I visited Stockholm, a picture perfect city with its numerous cafes and cobbled streets, museums and memorials. The many frozen waterways around the archipelago had just started to melt and people had started to come out of their homes more often to catch some sun. I loved how so many of its…

Revisiting Red Fort

My first memories of the city of Delhi are from a trip a long time ago, when we halted there for a couple of days on our way to Nainital. And when I say a long time, I mean some twenty odd years. Of course, then the city was a different version of its current…