Sunset over Akshardham

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

The Less Favorite Mosque

In the chaos of┬áChandni Chowk, in the horrific blare of horns and pushing and shoving of thousands of people going about their daily business and shopping sprees, history is often lost… What remain are yards and yards of sequinned sarees displayed on shop windows, vendors selling everything kitschy in the world, and a din like…

Pic-A-Day Project: One for the road (or maybe, rail?)

Over the past few years, the Delhi Metro has become a quintessential part of the lives of thousands of passengers that it ferries across the NCR daily. Currently it runs through a network of 6 different lines with a total length of nearly 190km, making around 2700 trips everyday through 142 stations. Sounds pretty extensive,…

Pic-A-Day Project: Reflections…

A bit late in the day, but come on folks! Isn’t late evening the best time for a drive to the India Gate? This monument to war heroes is today the new center of people power. Be it candle light vigils or world cup celebrations, this is the place Delhiites flock to whenever a momentous…

Pic-A-Day Project: Concrete Jungle

You’ve seen a picture of the millenium city Gurgaon already, so how could Noida be far behind? Here’s an amazing picture of the Noida skyline at night, courtesy Priyadarshi Dutta. Noida and Gurgaon are only two of the many adjoining areas mushrooming around Delhi. As the capital bursts at its seams with a never-ending inflow…

Pic-A-Day Project: Morning Walk

As the days get hotter, we gotta make the most of our mornings…so here’s some inspiration for all you Delhi lovers! What could be more inviting than a walk along the broad avenues of Lutyen’s zone? Edwin Lutyens was the chief architect of ‘New Delhi‘, the central administrative area of the city, at the center…

Pic-A-Day Project: Homeward Bound

Not hard to believe that the┬áNational Capital Region now has over 11 million vehicles and growing! This is a picture of a sea of traffic at the Gurgaon-Delhi toll plaza on National Highway 8, making their way home on a Friday evening. Thanks to Bipasha Sarkar for this (almost) bird’s eye view of the city!…

Pic-A-Day Project: Flying High!

This is the famous rampart of the Red Fort, from where the Indian tricolor is unfurled every Independence Day by the Prime Minister of the country. The fort of course, has seen many a royal coronation and many a bloody battle, but today it is one of the most unmistakable symbols of the country’s independence….

Pic-A-Day Project: Eating up the Sun :)

Don’t you wish you could do the same in this hottt summer? On the second day of our series, we bring to you a picture of the Lotus Temple, a Bahai House of Worship, beautifully adorning the Delhi skyline since 1986. Its 27 marble petals are clustered to create a lotus-shaped temple. Thanks to Deblina…

Pic-A-Day Project: And the Light Lives On…

As promised, we are here with our first photograph of the month: the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, with the silhouette of the Rashtrapati Bhavan in the backdrop. Burning brightly under the India Gate since 1971, this flame marks the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, paying homage to the country’s fallen soldiers. Thank you…